1.What are the signs of steering knuckle failure?
Because the component connects to the suspension and steering, symptoms will usually appear in both systems. They include
The steering wheel shaking when driving
Misaligned steering wheel
The vehicle pulling to one side when you should be driving straight
Tires becoming worn out unevenly
The car making a squealing or screeching noise every time you turn the wheels
Steering knuckle symptoms should not be ignored, considering the component is an essential safety part.
If the problem is wear or bend, replacement is the only way to go.
2.When should you replace a steering knuckle?
Steering knuckles last a long time, longer than the parts they link to.
Replace them if you notice any signs of damage or wear. It could be a worn bore or other hidden and dangerous problems such as bends or fractures.
Consider changing the knuckles if you recently hit the wheel against an obstacle or if your car had a collision.