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Steering noise when turning left only. Only have to move steering wheel slight to the left to get Groaning sound from steering column. Whee you look under the hood you can see the the hose near the radator moving some.

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SOURCE: Whinning noise

Bearing going out on alt, power steering, AC, ect. put a long screw driver to your ear them the sharp end on each unit to listen for the sounds it makes.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Power steering is stiff at tight left turn.

You need to look to your power steering system. First check your power steering reseivor for proper amount of fluid. If you can see the fluid when you open the reseivor, there's enough fluid..
Next, check deflection in the power steering belt. Should be no more than a 1/2 inch of movement in the center of belt. Be sure the engine is off.

If all this is ok, problem can be in the power steering rack and pinion unit. These can not be repaired, only replaced.
One last check. With engine running, have someone slowly rotate the steering wheel completely from side to side while you watch the wheels to determine if they are traveling through a complete turn. If not, this can also be a problem with rack and pinion.
Bill

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: the key won't turn in the ignition, car is locked up

Try cranking the steering wheel to the side really hard and at the same time turn the key.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: loose steering on 2001 wrangler

I agree with Saint. When ever a lift is installed, the strain on all steering components is amplified. So is the play when a ball joint starts to go. Checking all ball joints for rigidity is needed. If you can move one easily by hand, replace it.

Have a look at the truck I'm standing in front of in my avatar. I've got some experience in this area. ; )

Mike

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: clicking in steering column

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Check the lower steering column universal joint coupling needle rollers !

Open the hood, and get someone to wiggle the steering wheel, and using a good torch, check the lower steering column joint, for any free play, or if you can hear or feel, the clicking, and check all the clamp bolts and nuts.

Good Luck!
A FixYa rating is appreciated ....Thank you !
John.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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