Steering help PLEASE!! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-13-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
yj4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: puyallup, wa
Posts: 153
Steering help PLEASE!!

I am having trouble solving this problem. I went muddin the other day. when i got back i noticed my steering starting to get sticky. when i turn either way it gets hard to steer but then gets easy again then gets hard again. it happens in the same spot every time. i did replace the belt but i dont think it is a power steering problem. I dont know if this is normal but when the front end is jacked up there is air coming out of the power steering reservoir cap.

If anyone can help please

__________________

92 yj, 4.0 with 240,000 miles, 3 inch mystery lift(was on when i bought it), 1.5 inch shackle lift, 35/12.50 Super Swamper Thornbirds, Ford 8.8 rear, square tubing custom front drive line, disc brakes all around, 3.55 gears fron and rear,

Shiny side up, Greasy side down
yj4x4 is offline   Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 09:17 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
jpdocdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: beach park, il
Posts: 8,162
Images: 7
thats a good one, start simple, make sure undercarriage is clean, you didn't leave a tree in your axle right? grease the front end, jack up front and move wheels back and forth by hand, if it seizes in a spot, or gets too hard, then it is in the links or gear box somewhere. if not, sounds like power steering, most likely pump, maybe flush power steering fluid before trying replacing parts. after that, diagnosis a pump is a little more difficult, you have to determine if its sending the correct pressure. sometimes if you take the belt off, the shaft in the pump is broken, and turns some, or most of the time, with the belt off if the shaft is broke,you can pull the pulley right off.
hope that helps, good luck

jpdocdave is offline   Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 06:47 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
parrot head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 406
Had a similar sinptom on my 89, turned out to be then u-joints on the steering shaft between the steering box and the steering column.
__________________
“He who knows not and knows not that he knows not, he is a fool, shun him.
He who knows not and knows he knows not, he is simple, teach him.
He who knows and knows not he knows, he is asleep, wake him.
But he who knows, and knows he knows, he is wise, follow him.”


89 yj 4 banger 5sp. 2" BL 31x10.50 fixed up and sold
97 tj 4.0 Auto 4"RC lift 33x12.50 mud rovers on outlaw IIs . Smitty bumpers
parrot head is offline   Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 02:16 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
89 strangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 83
Try jacking the front wheels off the ground..I usually knock off the drag link or the pitman arm.Push your tires back and forth by hand (see if you have sticky spot)If not, that eliminates any front end components.Then turn your steering wheel back and forth(without pitman arm or drag link attatched)And truck not running.If you have a sticky spot still you just eliminated the p.s. pump because the truck wasn't running.So now your down to the U joints or the box.I'm gonna bank on the box.But i hope it's just the joints.You should be able to figurre it from there.Hope was more help than confusing.Good luck
__________________
"If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?"
89 strangler is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steering Wheel Shows To The Left After Wheeling nicolas-eric TJ Tech Forum 20 09-28-2008 01:08 AM
Help with steering J33Pyj YJ Tech Forum 0 05-27-2008 04:01 PM
steering box issues upinar TJ Tech Forum 0 02-12-2008 08:57 PM
More steering issues 06R1Raven01TJ TJ Tech Forum 9 11-11-2007 07:56 PM
Play on the Steering Wheel fummar NorthEast Regional Forum 6 04-27-2007 04:40 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:04 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC