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Old 06-29-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Steering issues

Did a little bit of off-roading today, nothing crazy, but when I was hitting uneven surface, it felt as if my steering was loose at times. Steering wheel would hit "pockets" and lose any resistance for a short time. Hope someone knows what I mean and can tell me what could be wrong.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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Maybe you're low on fluid, sounds like air in the system maybe? Is it whining at all?
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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No whine at all and fluid is fine. it only happends when I hit bumps, feels like too much play in the steering.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:26 PM   #4
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Climb under there and take a look, maybe you have a messed up tie rod? I've never been too familiar with the stock steering.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:40 PM   #5
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Tie rods are fine, fluid is fine as well, any other reasons why I would feel looseness in the steering while hitting bumps?
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:53 PM   #6
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I would take it to a reputable shop and have them look at it or you may be sorry. Check other thread for "lost wheel at 70 mph"
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:37 AM   #7
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Check the bushings on the rack itself if your BJ's and TR's are ok. At 150K I noticed the whole rack on mine actually moved like 1/4 ". Carquest had a kit from Raybestos for $25. Made a huge difference! There are actually 5 bushings in the kit (the big one on the passenger side, upper and lower for center, and front and rear for drivers side). Came with washers and new bolt sleeves.
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