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Old 01-19-2020, 03:45 PM
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Steer wheel very hard to turn?

I took my jeep down some trails and now my steering wheel is very hard to turn at slow speeds or stopped. It works fine when driving normally.

-There is a quiet whine when turning the steering wheel
-The power steering fluid was dark red and looked fine
-The steering components and stabilizer looked fine

What could be the cause?

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Also i forgot to mention that i made sure it was not in 4wd by taking it in and out of 4hi a few times but im not sure how to make sure there isn't an error with the linkage

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Old 01-19-2020, 05:36 PM   #3
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Best way is to shift it out of 4wd, and then back up 10 or 15 feet.
Takes the torque off of the gearsets
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Check you power steering fluid level and smell. If it smells burnt or low address it.
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Sounds like power steering personally. A car with no power steering will turn perfectly fine when moving and will be difficult when stopped or moving slowly. Also the power steering will make a whining noise when it's not functioning properly whether from the belt or another source.
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