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Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, Steering feedback... in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; I get allot of road feedback in my steering wheel...IOW....I feel the small bumps in the road in my wheel.....seems ...
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    agood1 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Steering feedback...

    I get allot of road feedback in my steering wheel...IOW....I feel the small bumps in the road in my wheel.....seems to be most prevalent when I am in a slight turn...

    I lifted the car and checked for wheel bearing play in on each wheel...and they both feel tight.....so my next guess is the steering rack.....is this a common symptom of failure for a steering rack with 100K miles on it...I also looked at the rack....no visible signs of wear....even the tie rods look and feel tight......The scary part looks like trying to remove the rack....how difficult is it?

    OH and also there is a bump...or popping noise when the steering wheel is moved left or right from direct center.....it is more noticeable when you quickly move the steering wheel back an forth about one inch.



    Thanks

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    Re: Steering feedback...

    are you ****ing numbed out on morphine?

    road feedback is why people spend $60K on BMW's.

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    Re: Steering feedback...

    Nice post...I appreciate the helpful information. Yea at 22 years old...I am sure you know what it is like to own a $60K+ BWM...
    Just curious why are you on a Cadillac forum is you are a BMW expert?

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    Re: Steering feedback...

    My 98 Eldorado does the same exact thing...

    I took it to the dealer last week and they claim the rack is fine, play wise and the car steers as it should... My previous 94 Eldo didn't have this, play in the steering...

    They did want to replace the rack though as it does make noise, but my extended warranty won't pay to replace it unless it fails completely... I'm hoping that it goes soon as I don't enjoy driving the car anymore with the sloppy steering...

    My suspension components are fine... Had the end links replaced, and one tie rod end in the last year, so I'm pretty sure it's the rack that's the problem...

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