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post #1 of 3 Old 02-10-2011, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Steering resistance after wheeling

So the XJ's stock for now and I've been roughing it up on the trails around here, and when I get back on the road I'll get some noise and resistance when turning. It's a similar feeling as when you turn with the 4hi on the road. Normally it'll work itself out in a few days time. Am I getting some driveline binding? Thanks

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post #2 of 3 Old 02-10-2011, 10:44 PM
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I'd say its probably mud around the steering components and such. Always flush out the joints with a grease gun after wheeling to push out all the water/mud. It could actually be something else tho, whats the condition of your balljoints, u joints, and wheel bearings?
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-11-2011, 02:40 AM
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Either your Transfer Case is not fully disengaging or your axle shaft u-joints are binding and probably need to be replaced. In 2wd there should be no drive line binding.


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