Steering Problems and Won't Start?
Hoping you guys can help me figure out what's going on with my Liberty:
Last night I tried to turn on the Jeep and pull out of a parking space, but the steering was really rough; I could feel it and hear it in the steering wheel, like things were rubbing together where they shouldn't be. It was dark and I couldn't see in the engine very well, so I left it alone. (If it helps, it was about 34 deg F outside at this point.)
This morning I check, and I have plenty of power steering fluid, so I try to drive the Jeep to a shop near my house. It's still very rough driving and steering, and seems to be getting worse, so I pull into a parking lot to take another look at the engine. I turn it off, and the engine looks fine, so I go to drive away, but now the engine won't turn over. I give it a few tries, and a few rests, and then I try it while really pumping the gas hard, and it actually starts. It tries to stall a few times, but i rev the engine and keep it going, and then it settles down and runs fine.
And the strange part? My steering is back to normal. The whole Jeep is purring like a kitten.
Anybody have any insight on what the hell is going on in there?