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Old 01-22-2014, 09:20 AM
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Question about Steering Issue

Hoping someone may have some ideas about a strange issue I'm having. I've had my jeep looked at by the garage at the dealership, and a mechanic at a tire garage, but no one can tell what the problem is.

When I cut the steering wheel all the way to the left the wheel offers resistance for the last 180 degree turn. Turning fully to the right is no problem. I've always been able to cut the wheel fully in either direction without issue - but now after cutting the wheel fully to the left the resistance will actually cause the steering wheel to "snap back" 180 degrees when I let go. It also seems as if the wheels are not actually turning for that last half-spin of the steering wheel. Any thoughts? I recently upgraded from stock 16s to 265-75-16s, but drove them a month before this began to happen. Also recently had an alignment done.

The dealer inspected the steering components and found no damage.

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Old 01-22-2014, 09:22 AM   #2
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steering sabilizer maybe shot. disco it and try again

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Old 01-22-2014, 04:59 PM
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:05 PM   #4
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It sounds like the power steering pump may have a bad seal which could cause the issue you're describing. You should be covered under your 3/36. Since the dealer said everything else is ok I would push for them to check the pump and replace it if they can't rule it out.
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