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

Also been hearing a little groaning from power Steering when real cold

by in Trabuco Canyon, CA on December 06, 2013
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on December 07, 2013
Have the steering componets checked for wear by an alignment shop is your best bet.
ANSWER by on December 07, 2013
I agree with pushrod but i would also check ps level
ANSWER by on December 07, 2013
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.
COMMENT by on December 07, 2013
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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