Loose steering wheel?

Discussion in 'Mechanical Problems & Technical Chat' started by snahfu, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. snahfu

    snahfu Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    I installed some 20mm wheel spacers and loved the way it stiffened up the steering wheel. The car felt more stable in general. About 3 months later, I noticed the steering wheel is really loose to a point where when I'm going 65-70 on highways, I'll really need to grip the steering wheel hard since it feels like strong winds are pushing the car left and right.

    I just got my wheels balanced but after it was completed,the mechanic said a balance or wheel alignment didnt seem like the problem. He suggested possibly the wheel spacers itself or I could replace the steering fluid (but I believe my 2014 civic lx does not using power steering fluid).

    Could it be a tire rod issue? When turning the wheel left and right, I do not hear any noise.

    Again car is a 2014 civic lx with 67,000 miles on it.

    Any suggestions as to what I can try before I remove the spacers?
  2. sunofwolf

    sunofwolf Active Member

    Vehicle Model:
    honda SI 2013 35% tinted Hondata coupe 136+mph! SRT-4 180+! VFR-800-11750 rpm 10.9 1/4 130+! Neon 2001!
    Body Style:
    look for marks on the spacers, seems like a tire shop might be able to fix it.
  3. freggie

    freggie Well-Known Member

    Hesperia, California
    retorque the wheel spacers too

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