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Old 11-27-2015, 01:23 PM
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My husband got stuck in the mud, BAD. He and his friend tried everything to get out, but our jeep only sank deeper and deeper. I also don't know how long or how hard he was revving the engine and spinning the tires.... So, it sat in the mud for about 36 hours. We ended up having to get it towed out. Now, it drives fine, BUT, the steering isn't good. It's kinda hard to turn the wheel left or right. Any help out there?

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You're posting in the JL section and not the JK section.


Do you have all of the mud off of the Jeep or is there some still packed under it? That could be a possible issue.

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As Stitches 1974 mentioned, another section of the forum will get better results. My thoughts are that a front locking differential might be engaged, or there is still a lot of mud obstructing the steering. Perhaps, if he was agressively sawing left and right over long period, the power steering system might be compromised too?
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Do you have all of the mud off of the Jeep or is there some still packed under it? That could be a possible issue.
Packed mud x2. I'd also check to make sure the power steering pump pulley isn't caked with mud and the belt is slipping.
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You're posting in the JL section and not the JK section. Do you have all of the mud off of the Jeep or is there some still packed under it? That could be a possible issue.
Thank you all for the help! I know he has been trying to get all that mud off, and it's not caked any longer. How can we check for the PS pump, and/or the belt, without taking it in to a dealership?
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Thank you all for the help! I know he has been trying to get all that mud off, and it's not caked any longer. How can we check for the PS pump, and/or the belt, without taking it in to a dealership?
For the belt, you should be able to open the hood and shine a flashlight down at the front of the motor and see if there's mud there. It's a tight fit, but I was able to get a glimpse of the belt and pulley system just now.
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Thank you sooo much!
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I blew out my PS pump getting stuck on my Ford Bronco...but I was on 38" tires and had completely buried my front tires. You'd feel that though when you turn the wheel...it's kind of a bumping feel. You'd be amazed where mud can get...LOL
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Glad to help and hope you get your issue solved.
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Clean everything up and check to make sure the tie rod or drag link is not bent. Actually hows the stabilizer look? That could bind things up.

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