Alright so, I have noticed (aside from these other suspension issues that Ive been dealing with) That when I turn the wheel to the full wheel lock (left or right) It feels like the front tires are skipping.
I can hear the tires go "err....errr... err..." when at full lock. (thick of a rear-locker diffy trying to do a turn that kind of feeling). I know these cheep Load range "B" tires that are on here arnt helping, but I didnt think this was normal. It has a 4" lift but Stock tires and rims. 29x9.5x30
The jeep has ~21,000 miles on it. COuld this be bad U-Joints? or something else that is binding on the front end? Is this normal?
09-26-2007 07:22 PM
The "Errr...Errr" you describe is the power steering pump not being able to force any more fluid to the gear box.
And the skip or jerking is your U-joints binding. Its all pretty normal but I try not to steer all the way to the limits, puts a little strain on stuff.
09-26-2007 07:28 PM
I have driven many older cars in the past and know that its not good to hold it at the wheel lock and to back off a tiny bit from the wheel lock. Helps the power steering pump last longer lol.
However, the U-joints binding is a normal thing in these jeeps? Would larger tires exacerbate the issue?
09-26-2007 07:32 PM
Yes its common thing in solid front axle vehicles, but more prevalent in 4WD. I don't thinkg bigger tires would really increase it much if at all.
09-26-2007 07:49 PM
What will increase it is if you are driving on pavement in 4wd.
09-27-2007 12:39 AM
Lol Yeah that would def increase wheel hop during turns in 4wd due to the binding in the transfer case. all 4 wheels would be spinning at different speeds. Great combination for someting to break!
09-27-2007 12:33 PM
A while back, my "toe-in" was all messed up, and the tires would make all sorts of wierd noises when I turned. It was actually toed OUT about an inch (it was after an off roading trip :D). I fixed the toe-in, and it seemed to resolve the issue I had.
10-06-2007 02:37 AM
any chance it is your tire(s) rubbing on the front lower control arms? i see that you have narrow tires but the taller they are the closer they get to the arms as well.