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Hi I am new to this forum, I bought a tc 2 years ago and have not had any problems till lately. The car is a 05 has 80,000 on it. The problem I am having is that when i am going around a corner ( usually over 30mph like on a highway ramp) the steering feels like it shifts. Also there is a pop I can sometimes hear and feel it in the steering wheel.
When I come out of the turn my alignment of the steering wheel to the wheels is off. I will go into the corner with the steering wheel slightly to the right( my alignment is off but I refuse to get it aligned till I figure this out) and when i come out of the corner it will be straight. The alignment is straight as an arrow the whole time its like the steering wheel shifts.
I am not sure how else to describe it. I can feel the wheel get loose for a second during the corner and the steering suddenly isn't enough to continue the turn, I have to turn the wheel even more to make it.
The related mods i have are D2 RS coil overs and new sway bar end links also enkei super 7's. I was thinking it might be a tie rod or a ball joint. I hope it is not the rack. I do not want to take it some where because they will prob jerk me around.Any ideas on what it may be would be much appreciated.
BTW I know you guys are big on the searching but I looked at everything i could pull up and I couldn't find anything quite the same.
I don't know if this is related but I once went over a bump in my tC and I felt something pop in my steering column and my power steering went dead for a second. Afterwords my steering wheel was slightly turned to the left even though my car was tracking straight. Only happened once and there were no other problems to speak of. I took it in to be aligned and I told them my steering wheel was off and thirty minutes later my wheels are aligned and my steering wheel was straight.
I only ever had this happen once and it seems that this is a recurring thing for you so maybe its related, maybe its not.
Do you think the intermediate shaft could cause the shift in the steering? I am not worried as much about the noise. I am worried about the shift in the steering. I will have to get the intermediate shaft checked out.
if your steering wheel isn't in line / straight when your vehicle is going on a straight way, it's off centered and that usually results from installing coilovers / springs. you can just get a shop to re-center it.