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steering wheel

by user470 / November 17, 2008 8:31 PM PST

I have a 2004 Hyundai Accent. While I had the car in the repair shop a few days ago I saw one of the employees of the repair shop, while sitting in the driver's seat, turn my front wheels about 90 degrees while the car was not moving and the motor was off. Did he do any damage of any kind to the car? Thank you. Al Brown

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Re : steering wheel
by thomspeter / November 18, 2008 4:13 PM PST
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no, he could have just check it.

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re: steering wheel
by wcunning Roadshow staff / November 26, 2008 1:56 AM PST
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No, while turning the wheels without the power assist on will put a little extra strain on the components, and even rub a tiny little bit of rubber off the tires, it's not enough to do damage. The steering apparatus is built to withstand this kind of use.

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