I recently had the rack and pinion replaced on my 2007 Grand Prix GXP and when the car is idle or stopped you cannot turn the wheel. What is the problem?

Asked by Dec 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM about the 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

They replaced the rack and pinion 3 times and you cannot turn the wheel if the car is idle or stopped.  When you give it gas it will turn.  The mechanic is baffled by this and so am I.  Can anyone help?

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I believe these cars were recalled for steering column shaft issues. Sounds like the steering shaft is binding and when the engine speeds up, more power boost is applied, and the resistance of the binding steering column shaft is overcome, then you can turn the steering wheel. HTH. - Jim

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A call to any GM dealership will tell you whether there are outstanding recalls on your car. I'm sure any GM dealership can sort out the problem even if it is not recall related. Even though it will be more expensive this one may require a trip to the dealership for repair as well. A mechanic who just keeps blindly replacing the same part over and over is clearly operating beyond his skill level.

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