Steering Column Repair/Steering

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I have a Chevy 2007 HHR , tilt column. It feels like the steering wheel is slipping after I make turns. After the turn, steering wheel slides/jerks back with no control by me. Had dealer ride it and they said not sway bar...thinks its in the column.   ANY THOUGHTS ???

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Hi Brian:

You have an electric power assist (with a gearbox like mechanism) as part of the steering column.  The motor assists that gearbox.  Most likely that is the problem, it's assisting when you don't need it to, an electronic failure of the mechanism.  These columns fail quite often.
Sadly, you may need to replace the column (they come with the assist mechanism) and retail for @ $575

I hope that helps

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Douglas Gan

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My specialties are stolen vehicles, steering column and ignition locks repair, airbag service and installation and diagnosis. My work includes both domestic (USA) vehicles and foreign designs.

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30 years owning a company that specializes in steering columns, ignition & airbag related problems

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GM certified, ASE certified, 4 yrs college, Mech Tech degree
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