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Old 01-08-2009, 08:42 PM   #1
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Lag while braking in turns

Howdy folks,

I'm new to the world of Jeeps and can honestly say that after a few short months I'll probably never go back to anything else. I've had numerous problems with my '07 Sahara, "electric death stall" I believe it was affectionately called, leaky freedom top, and a few others most were under warranty and a headache more than a real threat to my enamoration for my favorite new ride.

I'm posting here for two reasons I'm not so mechanically inclined, and also I recently missed T-boning a vehicle that slid through a red light. That wasn't as scary as I imagined since the Jeep handled perfectly to avoid the on-rushing Cadi. Unfortunately my only option was to bury the front of my jeep into an icy snow bank. (I say bury but I actually lived a TV commercial and blasted all the way through it complete with tsunami of road sludge, snow and ice, cascading over the freedom top...I'll remember that forever I'm sure, pure endorphines). I had to push pretty hard to get back to the road after a lawn u-turn and was suprised only in that, it still ran like a top. I'm a former Tacoma owner and would have had to look for pieces with the old truck.

The goodtimes only lasted for a few miles at which point my heart rate dropped and the entire body cavitated lurched and lulled to fine again. Here's my dilemna.

At this point I know something is wrong, traveling at speed is AOK, accelerating through turns is AOK, braking at low speed/turning and turning from a stop are almost physically impossible, the steering has so much lag that I have to muscle it. Then an hour later the problem disappears once again and it's all smooth driving. It's loose one minute then stubborn as mule the next.

It's on its way to the dealer tomorrow for a check-up, I was wondering if any of you out there have a bit of advice for when I chat with the mechanics so I really don't feel like the new jeeper that I am. Things to have them specifically look at, a perfect way to explain what's happening.

Thankyou in advance,


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Old 01-09-2009, 10:44 AM   #2
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I'm guessing it's stuck in 4WD, or intermitantly going in and out.

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Old 01-13-2009, 04:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. It turns out that the power steering pump was damaged during the collision. It was a simple and quick fix once the part they found the part.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:04 PM   #4
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Glad you figured it out. I did something like that once - ended up that the
steering gear jumped 2 teeth, so the wheel was way out of centre, and I
could not make left turns! Took quite a while to figure out what happened.
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