I have a 2000 Wrangler Sport with 119kmiles. I'm the original owner. All stock. I have a situation that I just started noticing in the steering when turning left or right (as if when going through an intersection, etc). The wheel when coming back to center feels as if it's "cogging". The sensation is very similar to what it feels like when it's in 4wd, only MUCH milder. It's VERY very mild and doesn't jerk the steering.
When I sit still, engine running, and I turn the wheel fast either direction, I don't feel anything of the same cogging sensation. There isn't any strange sounds from the power steering pump, front end, etc when sitting still. No strange sounds for that matter when moving. It tracks straight (no pulling) and as of yet I do not have any strange tire wear.
Is this somethign that could be Ujoint related in the front axle? If so what is the best way to determine if it is ujoints? Anything else I should check?