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Old 04-26-09, 01:23 PM
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What would cause a steering wheel to suddenly stop turning the wheels after a popping sound and the air bag light to start flashing? Car is a 1990 Infiniti Q45.
 
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Old 04-26-09, 01:28 PM
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Might help if you said what kind of car...
 
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Old 04-26-09, 01:35 PM
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It is a 1990 Infiniti Q45
 
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Old 04-26-09, 01:48 PM
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The Pro mechs may not be here until tomorrow..but I'd guess things like the steering column broke somehow.

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Old 04-26-09, 02:19 PM
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Two things....

What were you doing when the pop occurred, and Steering does not respond at all???? Meaning neither front wheel??

It sounds as if you may have knocked the Retainer off of the worm gear shaft of your rack and pinion unit, allowing it to spiral up and out of the housing. You will also likely find a huge puddle of Power steering fluid under the vehicle.The airbag light is likely because the Clockspring has been over extended and Torn.
 
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