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Old 09-30-2009, 10:46 AM   #1
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feed back in steering wheel when turning

Lately I've noticed that I get alittle feed back in the sterring wheel when I'm turning after a stop sign or turning onto a road. Everything is stock on my 98 4.0 auto. Anybody have ideas on what I should be looking at?

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Old 09-30-2009, 11:54 AM   #2
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Not sure what you mean by feedback, if its a kind of squealing noise it could be your power steering. Check your ps fluid level and add some if needed.

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Not sure what you mean by feedback, if its a kind of squealing noise it could be your power steering. Check your ps fluid level and add some if needed.
kinda like a vibration, no noise. Feels like it is out of alignment, but only under the conditions I wrote. Just had an alignment done about a month ago.
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^ yeah it kinda wobbles and feels sloppy in your hand, i get that too
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Perhaps a bad front axle shaft u-joint, you're not perhaps in 4Hi are you?
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Perhaps a bad front axle shaft u-joint, you're not perhaps in 4Hi are you?
I'm not in 4Hi. Well unless my lever is all jacked up.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:23 AM   #7
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Perhaps a bad front axle shaft u-joint, you're not perhaps in 4Hi are you?
Is there anything I can look for to determine if any of that stuff is bad or is in the process of going?
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:25 AM   #8
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typically you can try to wiggle the U joint. if it wiggles replace it.
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typically you can try to wiggle the U joint. if it wiggles replace it.
Thanks.
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This happened to me, but only when turning at high speeds (highway). It was the hub bearing.
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:26 AM   #11
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Thanks.
Checked the u joint. No play. I will check the hub bearings next.
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checked the bearings, and as far as I can tell they are fine. anything else I can check guys?
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Can you more thoroughly describe the "feedback" you're getting in your steering wheel? Are you by any chance feeling the steering wheel turning left/right in your hands as you drive over bumps/dips in the road?
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Can you more thoroughly describe the "feedback" you're getting in your steering wheel? Are you by any chance feeling the steering wheel turning left/right in your hands as you drive over bumps/dips in the road?
It only happens when I'm slowing down to turn onto a street, or leaving a stop sign. I can't feel it when I'm driving at normal speeds.
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Do you by any chance also get similar steering feedback if you drive over a significant bump or dip in the street while driving straight?
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Do you by any chance also get similar steering feedback if you drive over a significant bump or dip in the street while driving straight?
No i don't. When I do get feedback, it is very small. It's not like I have to put a death grip on the steering wheel to control it. But it is enough to get my attention
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Could the power steering pump be going?
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you checked your axle shaft ujoints and not just your drive shaft ujoints right?
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you checked your axle shaft ujoints and not just your drive shaft ujoints right?
Yes.
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you checked your axle shaft ujoints and not just your drive shaft ujoints right?
I have an update. Yesterday I was rotating my tires and I noticed when I turned the steering wheel to the left or right and spin the tires, only the drivers tire would bind up in a certain spot then rotate freely. It would not do this when the tires were straight. So that is the only reason why i felt it in slow turns. So I guess it is safe to say that my drivers axle u-joint is bad, right? This probably wasn't the best thing to do but I CAFEFULLY sprayed the drivers u-joints with DW-40, and the problem went away. Now I plan on replaceing them in the near future.
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I have an update. Yesterday I was rotating my tires and I noticed when I turned the steering wheel to the left or right and spin the tires, only the drivers tire would bind up in a certain spot then rotate freely. It would not do this when the tires were straight. So that is the only reason why i felt it in slow turns. So I guess it is safe to say that my drivers axle u-joint is bad, right? This probably wasn't the best thing to do but I CAFEFULLY sprayed the drivers u-joints with DW-40, and the problem went away. Now I plan on replaceing them in the near future.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:47 AM   #22
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replaced u-joints, problem gone.

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