Originally Posted by kentbeard
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4 door Hard Top
1" Body Lift
2 1/2" Pro-Comp Leveling Kit
I purchased this jeep from a privet seller with the after market leveling and lift kit already installed. When i purchased it I was told the reason for the engine light was because of a tire pressure sensor was out.
The passenger rear tire pressure sensor was out and had it replaced. After this was replaced the steering got really soft at highway speeds, its more noticeable the more windy it is.
When I go to pass or change lanes on the interstate the steering gets erratic, it either wants to hover the center lane or it shoots far to the left. I live in the upper midwest and the center line is the peak of a sloped road for weather run off.
Lately while turning on right hand (only right hand)curves at highway speed or changing lanes right or left my traction control will engage. It will not engage while making a right hand turn at slower speed.
I did take it in for an alignment thinking that was the problem but I was given a paper and told nothing was wrong.
I have a 2018 JKU on 17" and 3.73 axle ratio (if that matters, I'm just saying it's not stock).
Something like this happened to me tonight. I turned left though, off my street onto another road and my back end fishtailed. We had a light snow today, then it melted and now it's near freezing again, so I thought I hit a patch of ice. It felt like didn't have control of the car though as I went a short distance to a stop sign. I turned right this time and I still felt the steering was mushy. I looked down and all of a sudden I wasn't in D anymore, I was in L (or l). I thought maybe I hit the gear shift by accident and slapped it into low, but it would pop out of that. So I pulled over, put it in park and back into D.
For the next 45 minutes of driving, no problem. I was on a two lane highway, driving in small town turning right, turning left, yatta yatta. I had to go up a hill with tight curves and part of it it quite steep. As I approached curve that's pretty much a left without stopping, I pressed on the brakes and not only did I have the mushy steering, I felt chatter in my brake pedal and heard it too.
Continuing down the road, my steering was still mushy. My next right after a stop (no chattering) was wide and in one more turn I was at my next stop. After a 1/2 hour there, I had a 2 mile drive home.
Things seemed fine when I turned left off that street and then right. I had to climb a hill and I can't be sure if I started feeling the mush again, but as I slowed to turn right, I felt and heard the chatter again. My steering was mushy, I was worried I wouldn't have control, but I was close to home. I had to slow for the last left back onto my street and no chatter.
I dunno what this means. I'll be talking to my dealer tomorrow.