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Steering stabilizer how can i tell if the steering stabilizer is no good

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Take it lose from the center link . its one bolt and try to puss it in by hand . it should be hard to push in but it should be smoth and it should return to the exstended position when there is no pressure on it

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    take it lose from the center link . its one bolt and try to puss it in by hand . it should be hard to push in but it should be smoth and it should return to the exstended position when there is no pressure on it

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Service stability system code is on where do i start


Stability System actively monitors the movement of the vehicle and can adjust the movement of the vehicle in cases where it determines the car is not moving correctly, as in sliding on ice or snow.The system incorporates signals from the wheel speed sensors, yaw rate sensor, and steering wheel position sensor to determine any corrective action. Any failure of any of these components will result in a "Service Stability System" message.

Dec 31, 2011 | 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

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My rack and pion is leaking , how do i replace


To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section. NOTE: The wheels of the vehicle must be straight ahead and the steering column in the LOCK position before disconnecting the steering column or intermediate shaft from the steering gear. Failure to do so will cause the SIR coil assembly (clock spring) to become uncentered, which may cause damage to the assembly.
  2. Lock the steering column by installing the J42640 into the underside of the steering column.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the tires and wheels.
  5. Remove the power steering gear heat shield.
  6. Remove or disconnect the following: CAUTION
    Failure to disconnect the intermediate shaft from the rack and pinion stub shaft can result in damage to the steering gear and/or intermediate shaft. This damage can cause loss of steering control, which could result in personal injury.
    • Intermediate shaft lower pinch bolt and coupling from gear
    • Pressure and return pipes from the gear
    • Electrical connector, if equipped
      Stabilizer shaft links at lower control arms
    • Remove the left stabilizer shaft insulator.
    • Rotate the stabilizer shaft to access steering gear bolts.
    • The outer tie rod retaining nuts.
    • Using J24319-B separate the outer tie rods from the steering knuckles.
    • Rack and pinion attaching bolts
    • Rack and pinion assembly through the left wheel opening.
  7. Transfer the outer tie rods if replacing the power steering gear.
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Rack and pinion assembly through the left wheel opening and tighten the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)
    • Electrical connector, if equipped
      Pressure and return lines to the steering gear and tighten the fittings to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
    • Heat shield and bolts. Tighten the bolts to 7 ft. Lbs. (10 N)
    • Install the left stabilizer shaft insulator.
  2. Install stabilizer shaft Links to lower control arms
  3. Intermediate shaft to the steering gear and tighten the pinch bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm)
  4. Install the outer tie rods to the steering knuckles.
  5. Install the outer tie rods retaining nuts. torque the nuts to 22ft.lbs(30 Nm) plus an additional 180 degrees.
  6. Install the tires and wheels.
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Remove the steering column anti rotation pin from the steering column.
  9. Fill and bleed the power steering system.
  10. Adjust the front toe.

Lock the steering column by installing the Steering Column Anti Rotation Pin tool J 42640 into the underside of the steering column--Aurora

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Steering gear mounting bolts--Aurora



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Power Rack & Pinion Steering Gear Heat Shield Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • The stabilizer shaft links.
    • Rotate the stabilizer shaft downward.
    • The electrical harness clip.
    • Power steering gear heat shield mounting bolts.
    • The heat shield.
To Install:
  1. Install the power steering gear heat shield.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • The mounting bolts And torque to 89in.lbs.(10 Nm)
    • The electrical harness clip.
    • Rotate the stabilizer shaft into position.
    • The stabilizer shaft links.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
Figure of heat shield removed from above rack bolts with location shown

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Feb 11, 2011 | 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

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Hello, I am experiencing a "death wobble" with my 2007 Jeep wrangler 2 door. On occasion, while driving about 40 mph my jeep and steering wheel **** left and right, violently, after hitting a bump. Does...


Cgeck for play in the track bar , it goes from frame to front diff. Get a friend to move the steering wheel from left to right ( engine off ) about an 1/8 of a turn back and forth and watch for play in the steering and suspension parts. good luck.

Jul 28, 2010 | 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 2...

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Front end wobble at higher speed nothing wrong with tierods everything seems tight jacked it up bushings bearings fine does not push or pull under 90 km and lower just out of the blue it will start to...


When a steering stabilizer goes bad, it will produce the exact wobble you have described. The one where you NEED to slow down to stop it, and then its fine. Its called "Death Wobble" in the car/truck enthusiast world.

Have you checked that? Typically called a steering stabilizer / steering dampener.

Good luck!

Jul 14, 2010 | 1991 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Why does jeep cherokee shake like crazy when ur driving and you hit a bump


Hello there.
I have seen this happen with the Jeep Cherokee often.
This vehicle uses a steering stabilizer (like a shock absorber) mounted to the drag link off the pitman arm..
The stabilizer leaks out it's oil and allows the steering to go into a speed shake.
While you are checking that part out it would be a good idea to check your other steering components and suspension.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Nov 22, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Cherokee

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1996 jeep cherokee steering wheel shakes when i hit a pothole or big enough bump


Make sure your steering stabilizer is in good shape. It sounds like it is time for a replacement though. Possibly a ball joint or tie rod end problem, but most likely the stabilizer.

Jul 23, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Cherokee

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I have the steering stabilizer off the jeep how do i tell if it's no good


If is wet with oil or moves in and out easily it is time for a new one. A steering stabilizer should have a good bit of resistance when trying to pull it in or out.

Jun 03, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Front Sway bar(Stabilizer bar)


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Section 04-01: Suspension and Wheel Hubs, Front 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Stabilizer Bar Removal
  1. Raise vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Support vehicle with hoist or safety stands behind front sub-frame (5C145).
  1. sth~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use extreme care not to damage boot seal. Do not use power tools to tighten nut, or bearing and seal damage will result. Install nut using hex hold feature to prevent the stud from rotating.
    Remove and discard nuts retaining stabilizer bar link (5K484) assembly to front stabilizer bar (5482) and front shock absorber (18124) with an 8 mm closed-end wrench and an 18 mm open-end wrench.


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  1. Remove nuts retaining steering gear (3504) to front sub-frame, and move steering gear off the front sub-frame.
  1. With another set of support safety stands under front sub-frame, remove two rear subframe retaining bolts. Lower rear of the front sub-frame to obtain access to stabilizer bar brackets (5486).




  1. Remove front stabilizer bar U-bracket bolts and replacestabilizer bar brackets and/or front stabilizer bar as required. Discard lower suspension arm stabilizer bar insulator (5493) and bolts.
Installation
  1. Clean front stabilizer bar to remove dirt and contamination in area of stabilizer bar insulator installation position.
  1. Lubricate inside diameter of new lower suspension arm stabilizer bar insulator with Rubber Suspension Insulator Lube E25Y-19553-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESF-M99B112-A. Do not use any mineral or petroleum based lubricants as they will deteriorate the rubber lower suspension arm stabilizer bar insulators.
  1. Install new lower suspension arm stabilizer bar insulators onto front stabilizer bar and position them in approximate location.
  1. Install stabilizer bar bracket on front sub-frames and install new bolts. Tighten to 30-40 Nm (22-29 lb-ft).
  1. Raise front sub-frame and install new front sub-frame-to-body retaining bolts. Position steering gear onto front sub-frame and install retaining nuts. Tighten to 115-135 Nm (85-99 lb-ft).
  1. sth~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use extreme care not to damage boot seal. Do not use power tools to tighten nut, or bearing and seal damage will result. Install nut using hex hold feature to prevent the stud from rotating.
    Install stabilizer bar link to front shock absorber and to front stabilizer bar, making sure that the stabilizer bar link is properly positioned. The letters "Top LH" and "Top RH" are moulded into the stabilizer bar link for correct assembly to the front shock absorber strut.
  1. Install new nuts and secure stabilizer bar link assembly to front stabilizer bar and front shock absorber. Tighten to 77-103 Nm (57-75 lb-ft) at front shock absorber strut and 47-63 Nm (35-46 lb-ft) at front stabilizer bar.
  1. Remove safety stands.
  1. Lower vehicle.

Apr 11, 2009 | 1995 Ford Taurus

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Steering shaking


i had the same problem my steering stabilizer was loose so that would be the most unexpinsive thing to do! just check it for loose ness cracks etc. and if its ok check your traction controll arm!

Sep 07, 2008 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Stability system The "service stability system" light as well as the ABS and Brake lights have gone on. Is this a major repair? SHould the car serviced by a dealer? this is on a 2000 bonneville ssei.


the service stability light as well as the abs light is all conected to the wheel sensor. To fix it is simple if you kn,w how to do a brake job,it is all conected to the hub assembly. I replaced both front wheel sensors due to that problem. you can by the hub assembly for around 100.00 dollars at auto zone. the wire that connects to the wheel always breaks and these codes come up.

Aug 25, 2008 | 2000 Pontiac Bonneville

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