Question about 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
I just bought a '89 chevy 1500 4wd, the steering wheel is very loose and sways side to side, have to counter steer the whole time to keep straight. not an alignment problem, its like theres something loose in the steering column or gear box. the steering wheel just isn't tight. im driving truck cross country in a couple weeks and really need to fix this cause i cant handle that for 3k miles!! PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
Everyone always gravitates to the suspension but folks, it's 99% sure that it is the EVO. The EVO is the sensor built into the steering column that senses movement of the steering wheel then controls the power steering pump accordingly. When it goes out (which is all too frequently) you get sloppy and loose steering at lower speeds and it does tighten up a bit on the highway at higher speeds. This is the way it is supposed to work but when it fails it's downright scary trying to keep the truck straight on a narrow two lane road!
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
Ok here is what you do
have somebody sit in the truck with it running and transmission in park, have that person turn the steering wheel left and right back and forth not alot just in the sloppy area, now while they are rocking the wheel look underneath the front end, all of the joints should have a rotational movement, any joint that has slack or up and down movement must to be replaced.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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