VIDEO: Steering Angle Sensors And Jumpstarts -

VIDEO: Steering Angle Sensors And Jumpstarts

Andrew Markel relates a story from a technician where a jumpstarted car had a miscalibrated steering angle sensor.

Andrew Markel relates a story from a technician where a jumpstarted car had a miscalibrated steering angle sensor.

Video courtesy Brake & Front End.

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