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Old 07-04-2015, 02:39 PM
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2010- unlimited clicking feeling in steering

okay, maybe I am paranoid for nothing, jeep has around 22,000 miles

when i drive there is a clicking feeling on the steering wheel, doesnt make a sound or anything, is this something I should worry about?

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Yes, it is. DON'T PANIC.

Get a friend. Crawl underneath and have your friend run the steering wheel side to side. Inspect the drag link and other steering and front suspension components, they should all move smoothly. If anything is hanging up or binding... odds are that it's on the way out.

Look up planman death wobble guide on youtube. It's a video that shows how to inspect your steering and suspension on the front end. Worth watching to see what normal should be, and what to look out for.

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It's the Intermediate Steering Shaft which is located under the hood between the firewall and the steering box. What happens is when it's warm/hot you'll get that feeling from it in the steering wheel. You don't have to be concerned about it. The fix is either replacing the shaft or some have taken care of it by using grease like in this thread:https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/st...se-771882.html It's actually a common issue with JK's. It's not going to fail. Here's another thread you can review. https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/we...ng-865882.html This situation was more common in the 2010 model year. I have a 2010 and in real hot weather I might feel it a bit, but it's not enough to do something with at this point.
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^ Yeah. What he said.
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It's the Intermediate Steering Shaft which is located under the hood between the firewall and the steering box. What happens is when it's warm/hot you'll get that feeling from it in the steering wheel. You don't have to be concerned about it. The fix is either replacing the shaft or some have taken care of it by using grease like in this thread:https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/st...se-771882.html It's actually a common issue with JK's. It's not going to fail. Here's another thread you can review. https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/we...ng-865882.html This situation was more common in the 2010 model year. I have a 2010 and in real hot weather I might feel it a bit, but it's not enough to do something with at this point.

appreciate it thanks!
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Check your horn/airbag assembly, mine was loose and felt like it was the intermediate shaft issue but was really some felt pads that went missing. There is a STAR case on it as well. They replaced the felt pads and all is well.
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i am not going to do this myself obviously, will a shop do this?? and if so how much should I get charged for some grease?
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Check your horn/airbag assembly, mine was loose and felt like it was the intermediate shaft issue but was really some felt pads that went missing. There is a STAR case on it as well. They replaced the felt pads and all is well.

how do you check this? the horn itself doesnt seem loose.
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how do you check this? the horn itself doesnt seem loose.
You have a 2010 Jk with low miles and a slight tick in the wheel, probably when hot. Since the Intermediate Steering Shaft issue is more prevalent to 2010 JK's, the odds that the shaft getting some grease will solve your problem is 99.9%. As far as how much a shop will charge, it should really only be a labor charge based upon how long it takes to do it which should be a few minutes. A dealer would be more expensive and they will probably try to talk you into a new Intermediate Steering Shaft. They may indicate that they won't grease it. Since you're out of warranty, it will be expensive having a dealer take care of it. Have it greased. If by some chance that doesn't take care of it, which I'm confident it will, then look into possibly the other issue.
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You have a 2010 Jk with low miles and a slight tick in the wheel, probably when hot. Since the Intermediate Steering Shaft issue is more prevalent to 2010 JK's, the odds that the shaft getting some grease will solve your problem is 99.9%. As far as how much a shop will charge, it should really only be a labor charge based upon how long it takes to do it which should be a few minutes. A dealer would be more expensive and they will probably try to talk you into a new Intermediate Steering Shaft. They may indicate that they won't grease it. Since you're out of warranty, it will be expensive having a dealer take care of it. Have it greased. If by some chance that doesn't take care of it, which I'm confident it will, then look into possibly the other issue.

Yeah it doesnt do it ALL the time, just annoys me.. I will try to have the guys check it when I get an oil change and see if they will grease it up, never will go I go to a dealer, I know they will say 100 things I wrong, that is what happens when I go there for an oil change... always out to get me!
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how do you check this? the horn itself doesnt seem loose.
The whole center assembly would thunk over bumps and rough terrain, it could be felt thru the steering wheel. I only noticed it after my airbag light went on.
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The whole center assembly would thunk over bumps and rough terrain, it could be felt thru the steering wheel. I only noticed it after my airbag light went on.

well i def don't have an airbag light on. i am guessing i just need some grease. everything looks tight, just finding a place to do it is the hardest part.

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