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#275 of 302 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland slow left turns
Apr 30, 2011 (1:15 pm)
I am new to this forum and hope I can get some advice
Purchased My Jeep Overland new it now has 63K miles
Guess it's not a lot for a 10 year old vehicle
During slow left turns mostly in parking lots I feel a shutter in the steering wheel and hear a clunk / chrunch noise from the front end. Checked all tie rod ends they are tight and look good.
Any and all suggestions for a fix would be greatly appreciated
#276 of 302 steerng concerns
May 02, 2011 (6:24 am)
i recently purchased a 2002 grand cheroke limited. has about 150,000km on the clock and i have a steering problem with the car....intermitently it will not turn left. i can turn the wheel to the full lock position when turning right but when i go to turn left it is as if the steering jams up. i then have to turn right and then back to the left and it will go all the way. makes a shocking noise as well. also a rattle noise is heard from the r/h/f at 50km-60km an hour.
does any of this sound familar to anyone? thanks.
May 02, 2011 (1:59 pm)
and you are still driving this on the road as we speak
pray tell me where os can stay away from there till you get it fixed
#278 of 302 Re: steerng concerns [bigfella1]
Jun 17, 2011 (12:06 pm)
I have an 03 and have the same problem. In the morning, or when I first set off after it sitting for awhile, when turning left only it feels like the wheel is stuck on something...then it breaks free and all is fine. Also, when making left turns only, it will squeal 90% of the time.
My Jeep guy says that the only thing to do is replace the steering box. I haven't done it yet but I will eventually. The problem is only an annoyance right now so I'm not in a big hurry to spend the $$.
I know this isn't REALLY an answer but I hope it helps. Most people think I'm crazy when I tell them it only happens when turning left.
#279 of 302 Re: death wobble? Suggestions welcome! [pacificjeep]
Aug 11, 2011 (6:14 pm)
ball joints are alot of the problem,and the sterring shock is good to check as well. But make sure to check the trac bar for play... this part should have no play in it....
#280 of 302 Re: 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Steering going out [ia_mom]
Aug 11, 2011 (6:25 pm)
yes morning sickness is a term we use in the shop for a tranny that wont go right away in the morning or cold. and yes it has nothing to do with your steering..if you are hearing a squilling noise when this happens it most likely is a belt tension problem..if not some of the early power steering pumps have a pressure valve in them that can fail in cold conditions and intermitantly..
#281 of 302 Re: Steering shutters during hot weather [carrgo]
Sep 29, 2011 (11:40 am)
I have a 2006 and it happens in hot or cold weather. The longer it sets the worse it gets. I waited until it was happening more often before I took it to the dealer. After I dropped it off, it did not do it at all. Dealer let it set for 4 days, i went and drove it with a tech, and still nothing. They called later that day and said they had found metal shavings in the power steering system. they replaced the power steering pump and the rack and pinion. I picked it up and it was noise / vibration free for almost 2 days.
Has anybody actually had this issue fixed?
#282 of 302 Re: Death wobble solved woo hoo! COST: 62 cents [jniznik]
Oct 23, 2011 (5:39 pm)
i have tried everything to get rid of this death wobble i will try the 7/16 bolt and drill out the bushing insert i hope this will work thanks for the info
#283 of 302 Death Wobble..........
Oct 23, 2011 (8:29 pm)
Just a Note: Don't drill out the Bushing any larger than you have to, you want a snug fit.
Also make sure you use a Grade 8 Bolt.
#284 of 302 Re: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland slow left turns [kjintf]
Nov 11, 2011 (3:36 pm)
I first thought of the hubs disengaging when you say clunk but if you have an overland they dont disengage i believe, if it has quadra-trac, make sure your not in part time or Low. Thats the biggest misconception. Hear are some tips for common maintenance areas that can cause issues that may seem mechanical. Change the Transfercase fluid and filter (every 30,000) since your always in 4wd, make sure make sure! make sure!! your front differential is completely sealed-i learned that the hard way when i found out the fluid had been replaced with water over the years and corroded the gears as well as no protection from each others contact. Even if it is sealed to spec water will still get in, so it should also be replaced every so often (40,000), with removing the entire case and removing ALL fluid and shavings. Add power steering conditioner and check the steering stabilizer as well as all the control arms to be connected correctly. Grease the contact points. Try to determine where the noise is coming from, whether the very front of the car, a little back or directly below the drivers seat.