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Unread 05-07-2014, 08:00 PM   #1
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Steering issue

I just added rough country dual steering stabilizers to my jk. Rode great for 1.5 weeks then got into some mud, serpentine belt came off and shaft broke in power steering pump. I replaced the pump today and endured the stabilizers were washed incase they was full of mud.

Anyways I still don't have power steering (steering is extremely stiff). Any idea guys??


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Unread 05-07-2014, 08:13 PM   #2
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Did you put the belt back on correctly? It is possible you have the belt on wrong and the power steering pump is turning backwards.
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Unread 05-07-2014, 09:50 PM   #3
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Yes I checked the diagram after your post to verify. I have it on correctly.
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Unread 05-07-2014, 10:40 PM   #4
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Not sure whats going on., but if you suspect your stabs you could always unbolt one end of each other them, give it a go. Have you checked your steering shaft? I shredded mine in the mud once, twisted it right in half!
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Unread 05-07-2014, 10:51 PM   #5
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Thanks butter I'll check out those ideas tomorrow.
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Unread 05-08-2014, 07:33 AM   #6
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You just put a full body cast on a cut finger--

Immediately discard/sell/junk the Dual Stabilizers--they cause more trouble/wear/distress to your steering system--than any improvement !

Either reinstall your original Stab. or replace with a new stocker--

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Unread 05-08-2014, 08:37 AM   #7
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Sounds like you have damaged your steering box or have a bad ps hose. When it broke - it raised the pressure - which caused the pump to fail and throw the belt. Replacing the pump did NOT fix the problem that took the OE pump out.

If you got bound and were steering into the bind (which power steering will make easy) - you could have damaged the worm sector shaft and ball in the box. I have seen this many times when a race car just glances off the wall - the ball gets a flat spot and makes an over center bind in the box...

Possibly a hose collapsing internally acting as a check valve...
On Jack stands - run the steering through with no pwer - then with power. A badly collapsing hose will make it stiffer to steer when running - opposite what it should be.

Pop your steering bar loose (#8 in Diagram) and with the engine NOT running see how it feels to steer left/right. It should be as smooth in all spots (ie doesn't stiffen up across center or more in one direction).

EDIED: After thought - if the pump failed just because it was worn out (which happens but rarely would be a shaft break) it possible you plugged the system up with debris...
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