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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:38 AM
This only happens at slow speeds usually around 5mph but occasionally at higher speeds such as 15mph. It also usually happens when I'm taking sharper turns. It's starting to happen more often now and I'm curious as to what might be causing this.
Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:48 AM
could be torque bind, search for info.
try idling through tight circles on dry pavement. maybe give 'slight' amount of gas. If you feel jerkiness in the car - that's often torque bind, 1 or 2 other possibilities.
if your car is an automatic, try using the FWD fuse and test again.
are all the tires the same model and wear-level?
Edited by 1 Lucky Texan, 02 April 2014 - 11:49 AM.
Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:57 AM
Could you give me more info on torque bind and how bad is it exactly? How do I fix it if it is torque bind?
Posted 02 April 2014 - 12:37 PM
I'm not certain from your post exactly what you are experiencing, but idling thru some tight circles on dry pavement while trying to feel/listen/sense 'jerkiness' - then doing the same after inserting a spare fuse into the FWD slot in the fuse box under the hood, will help diagnose the car's problem
maybe read some here; http://www.ultimates...l=+torque +bind
when you reported something "catching the wheel" - did you mean a feeling in the car, or the steering wheel?. There can be air in the power steering system that can make a whining noise and/or cause pulsing in the steering wheel.
lots of info if you search using ' torque bind ' or ' noisy power steering ' or ' air in power steering ' , etc.
Edited by 1 Lucky Texan, 02 April 2014 - 12:49 PM.
Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:21 PM
Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:31 PM
Posted 04 April 2014 - 05:57 PM
Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:06 PM
Try checking the power steering fluid to see if there are bubbles. I read somewhere (here?) that tightening too much the P/S belt cover when doing work on the alternator may push the P/S reservoir to one side, allowing bubbles to get in.
As a matter of fact the site was still on my browser history Here you go:
Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:19 PM
How many miles?
When was the last time the accessory drive belt was changed?
Has the PS fluid ever been changed?
Has anyone looked at the condition of the balljoints?
Posted 04 April 2014 - 11:47 PM
I can tell you several people, including myself, have had air in the PS system of our H6es.
It actually said that only applies to the H4 engine
Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:50 AM
Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:35 AM
first - check power steering fluid level and condition!
if level is low, add fluid to full mark.
start the car & slowly turn wheels from center to lock, to opposite lock and back to center - maybe even do this a couple, three times.
check fluid level again.
repeat as needed until level stays where it should be.
Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:40 AM
have you looked inside the PS reservoir for bubbles while idling?
Posted 05 April 2014 - 10:37 AM
Posted 05 April 2014 - 10:48 AM
A bad PS pump can cause this but lets rule out the simple stuff first.
Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:01 PM
Posted 05 April 2014 - 05:33 PM
just to check, you looked while the car was idling?
Well I checked the power steering fluid and it's not bad. There were no bubbles at all in the tank and everything seemed like it was working.
some people have had the u- joint (double cardan joint or w'ever) get stiff in the steering column.
I think you may be at a point now where you need a good mechanic to test drive the car.
Maybe ask in a new thread if anyone can recomm. a good shop near Great Falls.
Posted 05 April 2014 - 05:51 PM
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