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  1. I have a 2014 Ford Escape with Sync. I just notice more recently that the texture on the steering wheel is coming off in the bottom corner of where here I usually place my left had. I know this isn't such a big deal but the rest of the steering wheel looks brand new and if possible, I'd like to keep it that way. Is there any repair kits or paints that would put the texture back on to the worn spots or would I either need a shop to repair it or a whole new steering wheel. Thanks for your help.
  2. Hi! I just want to share a few hints!) Sometimes there are situations when your steering wheel is locked. For the first time, it seems scary and insoluble. Especially if you urgently need to go somewhere. But do not worry. Moreover, you insert the key to try to do at least something, and he will tightly build up in the well. And doesn’t turn anywhere. What to do in such a situation? This problem is very easily solved. You can unlock the wheel yourself in a couple of minutes and now we will tell you how to do it. To unlock the steering wheel, place one hand on the steering wheel and insert the ignition key with the other. Turn the steering wheel and key at the same time. Very much. After a few attempts, the steering wheel unlocks. Cars With a Start Button If you have a car with a button, turn it off. Do the same, but hold down the button instead of the ignition key. Another reason that the ignition key cannot be turned may be that the key hole is clogged. In this case, you need to clean it. Now we will tell you how to do it very quickly and at home. Take silicone grease from pour directly into the keyhole. Insert the key and turn it to one side and the other. Try to scroll well. All the dirt that was in the keyhole will remain on the key. Remove the key and wipe it off with grease with a tissue. (more information on https://automotivecraze.com/how-to-unlock-your-steering-wheel/)
  3. Hello All, I'm facing steering wheel vibrations when I go past 120KMPH. Can someone please tell me what's causing the problem? The car (steering) vibrates on the following two occasions. i. When I go in high speed and then continue to press the gas ii. When I go in high speed and apply brake (it's shaking really bad) Just wanted to give a little background to see if any of these things can relate to the problem. #1- I resurfaced my front rotors couple of months back and put new brake pads. And the steering wheel pump was making a squeaking noise which was also fixed by the mechanic back then. After couple of weeks, the ABS lighted turned on itself and there's this vibrating sound (like two metals are in contact) when I applied brake. The steering wheel made some weird noises in slow turns as well. So, I took the car to a different mechanic who changed one of the ABS sensors and I was told that the steering wheel noise while turning in slow speed was due to a loosen nut. As for the noise that came in when I applied brake, it disappeared on its own. I'm still not sure that vibrating sound was due to ABS failure or something that's still lurking!. #2 - I changed all my four tyres couple of weeks back after spotting dry rots in my old Michelin in just under 30K KMs of use. The fitting and alignment was done by the vendor. I'm currently clueless as to what's causing my car/steering wheel to vibrate in high speeds especially when I apply brakes. I would much appreciate your help in understanding the problem and whether it's an indication of any costly repair. Thank you so much for the help!
  4. I have a Ford Ranger (T6 style) which has just developed a clicking noise whenever I turn to the left. The sound is identical and consistent regardless of speed. It clicks (or pops) about 4 times when making a 90 degree turn to the left at an intersection. The same clicking noise is made when the car is completely stationary and I turn the wheel to the left. When turning to the right, it makes a faint scraping noise instead, like a very soft metal on metal. This just started a week ago. It sounds very much like the sound is coming from the steering column, not from outside the car. I can also feel a very, very slight vibration in the wheel when it pops turning left. I will take this into the dealer to get it checked, but I am in Thailand, and it is dangerous to take your car to a dealer for service if you do not already know what is wrong with it. I have had to have my car towed out of a dealership before that was running when I brought it in, after they disassembled my perfectly good engine and tried to extort money to fix it. I was advised by a mechanic after that to always get an independent of assesment of what is wrong with your car and make sure the dealer knows you know the real problem before allowing them to fix it. To say they should not be trusted is an understatement. A friend suggested it might be the "clock spring", but I will admit I know very little about modern car design. When I grew up steering columns were simple and didn't have such things. The truck has about 55,000 miles/92,000 kms and is 4 years old. Can anyone offer any advice on what this might be? It still drives fine, but I would rather get this repaired now in case it is something that could get worse in the future. Thanks for any advice.
  5. I live in a cold climate usually around -10 to 25 degrees F during the winter months. This is for a pt cruiser 2001 limited edition model. When I turn the wheel the car makes a groaning noise as you can hear in the video . Any clues as to what it could be? Bad/dry ball joint? power steering? Thanks.
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