Question about 2008 Jeep Patriot
Just replaced the steering gear both outer ends and bad LF lower balljoint now ESP and Traction lites on I'm sure the steering wheel was not moved during instal of all
Have to reset the angle sensor, I would guess
Have to check for codes & data with professional scanner,
in enhanced mode
If you changed the rack, it has to be aligned,the shop should
do what is necessary
A 5 year old vehicle should not need any of that work for years
---so why are those parts worn out?
You do both lower ball joints, not one side,like when you do a
wheel hub bearing, you do both sides
Posted on Mar 26, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if it shakes over 50 miles per hour, it could be your front tires need balancing. and check your ball joints while you are at it. or king pins if it has that. (they are different from ball joints but serve the same purpose.)
Posted on May 14, 2010
That is known as "the death wobble" for very obvious reasons. You need to install steering dampeners . They look like shocks and they mount between the drag link and the frame. They will cure the problem. Don't delay putting them on your Jeep. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 04, 2010
SOURCE: Steering Wheel Locked
Being a locksmith for ten years, I have been aquainted with a number of occasions where the steering wheel gets locked up.
Always start with the least expensive option.
I'm sure this sounds silly but, have you tried turning the wheel hard right and hard left? You wouldn't believe how many times people have their tires turned to the right or left, which binds the ignition switch to the point that you can't turn the key to start the vehicle.
If the steering is in a rotational bind it can also bind the "U" joint in the steering column.
Check to make sure that you can actually operate the key cylinder and start the vehicle.
If you can operate the key cylinder of the ignition and start the vehicle, try rotating the steering wheel with the engine running, and see if that will unlock your "U"joint adjuster.
If you do all of the above and it's still unable to be adjusted, you will have to have a locksmith replace the universal joint rod in the steering column.
The main reason for these joints to fail is due to people driving with the column in an attitude of either up from the straight position, or down from the straight position.
The column is "designed" to operate from any position, BUT it causes the joint to fail due to prolonged use in an either up or down position while driving. The adjustable wheel is great for getting into and out of the vehicle, but it should always be driven in a totally straight position with NO upward or downward slant to the steering column.
I hope this will solve your problem economically.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
not sure i know you do on a renault to the straight ahead position but this is a special electric motor under the dash ,if this has a hydraulic pump then i wouldnt think so
Posted on Oct 05, 2012
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