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Unread 08-16-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
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Steering suddenly shudders @ low speed...power steering pump? Please help pinpoint!

My 02 TJ has 44,000 miles on it so its not too old and has been taken care of all its life. I jumped in it to head to work the other day and as i backed out of my garage I felt the steering wheel shudder as i turned it. It only occures @ slow/crawling speeds but the problem may be there at high speeds too, just not as noticable with smaller movements. Any idea what could have loosened up under there or failed? I know the power steering pump hasn't failed but could it still cause a shudder like this? Any input would be great...

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Unread 08-16-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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Loose belt or low PS fluid.
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Unread 08-20-2008, 04:23 PM   #3
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thanks durango-bob...i'll check it tonight! you sound pretty sure...
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