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1993 Jeep Cherokee Question: Steering is getting sloppy kinda like an old CJ Whats the likely cause?

 

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xj-fan, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Trabuco Canyon, CA, December 06, 2013, 19:41
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Also been hearing a little groaning from power
Steering when real cold

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    pushrod December 07, 2013, 08:39
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    Have the steering componets checked for wear by an alignment shop is your best bet.

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    goodguy December 07, 2013, 09:56
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    I agree with pushrod but i would also check ps level

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    cardocIII from Gillespie's Auto Service, December 07, 2013, 16:04
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    The most common issue is with the stabilizer rod that goes from the left frame rail down to the front axle. It has to hold the front axle solidly in place for the drag link to be able to transfer the steering effort to turn the wheels. Have an assistant turn the wheels side to side while you inspect the linkage for movement, if its worn it will be real obvious. If your not comfortable checking it yourself, give the description of the symptom to the shop, but then ask them to show you the movement.

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    xj-fan, December 07, 2013, 16:13
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    Thx cardoclll ill check that out as soon as the temp here in Denver gets above article freezing
    I've also noticed a lot of play in the steering as well does that seem
    To jive w your diagnosis?

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