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When i turn steering wheel sharp left i hear a straining sound

The sound is kind of like a muted screeching.

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SOURCE: steering wheel jumps along with clanking noise when wheel is turned hard.

jack up the front wheels one at a time, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right or left and turn the wheel by hand. i think you have a bad u-joint behind the front wheel(s). if you have a bad u-joint then the wheels won't turn smoothly.

good luck

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: 93 Jeep Cherokee - steering problems

Check both front wheels with the steering wheel centered. One or both may appear to be pointing in the wrong direction slightly. Check both sleeves on the tie rod ends to make sure they are tight and not able to turn. (adjustment sleeves are slightly different than on most cars. One sleeve extends from the drivers side across the front and is about 21/2' long the other is shorter and is about 5" to the passenger side of the pitman arm on the steering box. If either moves, turn it 'till the wheels are fairly straight, tighten the bolts that are on the clamp around the slotted tube, and bring it to an alignment shop and have the toe in re-set.
A condition such as this is nothing to mess with. loss of steering is extremely dangerous.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: sitting still car running, when i turn the

These steering pumps have been known to leak and have bad bearings.I would say the pump is your problem:)

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: steering wheel is hard when I turn it left on my

check the transmission fluid. It may be empty or below the minimum permissible level. I recommend you bleed while refilling.

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Wheels will not turn when steering wheels are turned

Pretty doubtful it is your steering column. When all the junk around it is stripped away, it is a simple steel shaft that connects the steering wheel to the steering box.
You can do what no one online can do for you...Have someone turn the wheel and look at what is moving and what is not. Likely it's something major like the steering box or the chassis where the box is mounted that has failed. Whatever it turns out to be, it's likely to be obviously broken. (easier to find than a squeak or slight noise.
When you find it, ask if you need help with the repair procedure!!!
Good luck!!

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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