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Unread 04-25-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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'95 steering hard then easy?

Hi, I have a '95 YJ 4 cyl 5 speed, new power steering pump. The steering goes from hard to turn to super easy. Any things to check? Thank You

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Unread 04-25-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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Mine did that for a while, come to find out it was my front axle U-joints.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 10:39 PM   #3
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Just had the same problem last week, steering was hard then easy thru every turn of the wheel. Almost like something was bent. Found out it was the steering shaft u-joint where it connects to the column at the firewall. U-joint was very stiff, almost seized. Removed shaft and worked some WD-40 into it and also un-seized the two halves of the shaft so it would slide in and out on itself and reinstalled and steering worked smooth as silk. Good Luck
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Unread 04-26-2013, 06:37 AM   #4
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Does it whine when it is hard to turn?
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Unread 04-26-2013, 07:04 AM   #5
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You could always change the power steering fluid if all else fails.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:14 AM   #6
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X2 on the steering shaft ujoint and slip. It should be the first thing you do in troubleshooting the issue because it's so easy to do.

Mine had the same symptoms. heavy dose of lube and steering was smooth again.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:59 AM   #7
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you guys and your silly "power" steering.
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If it's not supposed to move and does use duct tape.
If it's supposed to move and doesn't use WD40
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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:41 PM   #8
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Check the lower bearing and the ujoint on the steering column. My bet is the Ujoint is bad.

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Unread 04-27-2013, 07:22 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the help and links. Tom
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