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Old 07-21-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
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Anyone have this very odd problem?

Sorry to post this in two places, I'm just hoping for some success.

I'm curious if anyone else with a JK (or any Jeep for that matter) has this issue. I have a new 2010 4 Door Sahara, and any time your driving, no matter what speed, and you move the steering wheel left or right, you can feel like a knock or click in your hands on the steering wheel. It's hard to describe, but easy to feel when you're driving.

I took it to the dealership, and they said they felt it as well, but had no idea how to address the situation (frustrating obviously).

Am I lucky enough that ANYONE else has this issue, and maybe it's been fixed for them?

Just a shot in the dark.

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Old 07-21-2010, 01:53 PM   #2
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I posted in your other thread, its a very common issue.
Search for "steering clunk"

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Old 07-21-2010, 03:37 PM   #3
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There's multiple possibilities.

The entire front end is suspect.

however, to narrow it down try the things in the threads you'll find in the searches above. (I'm disturbed that your dealership has no clue what to look at)
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:00 PM   #4
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I have not only copied this problem,I've applied for a patent on this and if you continue to have this problem I will sue you.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:44 PM   #5
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open the hood. in front of the steering wheel look for this. then carefully pump it full of chassis grease. don't damage it. if that doesn't work, let us know.

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Old 07-21-2010, 08:54 PM   #6
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Use the lemon law and get another Jeep
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:18 PM   #7
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open the hood. in front of the steering wheel look for this. then carefully pump it full of chassis grease. don't damage it. if that doesn't work, let us know.
can you elaborate a little more on getting the grease in there. Theres no fitting right? I was gonna search for the fixes soon because mine is getting annoying.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:42 AM   #8
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sure, sorry bout that

that's a picture of the boot on the steering shaft. it has no grease fittings, but was factory packed. it's very close to an exhaust port, so that boots getting hot and looses the grease.

to grease it, you'll need a needle fitting on your gun. the best way is to cut one of the metal rings that hold the boot in place with tin snips or something similar. then slide the needle under the boot, and pump it 20 times or till it feels firm. after that, replace the ring you cut with one of those metal hose clamp rings that can be adjusted. tighten it down. now you've got a boot that is serviceable in the future.

mistake I made was not cutting the ring off. I tried to just slide the needle under it. I ended up slipping, and I stabbed a hole in the top of the boot. no big deal, I dont lose alot of grease through it, but there are better ways

that trick fixed my clunk about 10,000 miles ago. I haven't greased it since either. my plan was to do it every 3,000, but I got lazy I guess.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:33 PM   #9
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Ok thanks for the reply.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:56 PM   #10
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I had the same thing, and took mine to the Dealer. They replaced my Intermediate Steering Shaft, and I haven't had a problem since.

Best of Luck!

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Yup...I have the clunk on my 07...I'll try the grease trick...thanks for posting it!
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:18 PM   #12
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Thanks a lot guys. I'm going to bring it in this week, and have them replace something, because I'm getting really annoyed by it. The grease trick doesn't seem very difficult, but at the same time, I just bought the Jeep, and I don't feel like it's my problem to find and try and replace the Jeep . I'll take it, and report back. Thanks so much guys for all the help and research.

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