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Steering Wheel Sticks

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by carmel, March 14, 2007.

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  1. carmel

    carmel New Member

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    Got A 96 Xlt 2wd. Steering Wheel Has A Sticking Point When U Turn It And U Can Feel It In The Steering Wheel. Can B Done N While N Parked And Engine Running. While Driving It Sometimes Will Like "lock" Itself And When U Go To Turn Or Switch Lanes U Feel The Hard "jerk" . It Makes It Look Like I'm Drunk Driving Or Falling Asleep And Catch Myself To Keep The Vehicle Straight.
    Ball Joints Were Replaced Yesterday And My Guy(honest Backyard Mechanic) Said Everything Else Was Fine. Wheel Bearing Replaced Too.
    237,000 Miles
     
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  3. dogfriend

    dogfriend Human-Animal Hybrid

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    You (U) most likely are looking at a new steering gear (rack). Binding in the steering is a bad thing. You (U) should take it in and have the steering inspected. If you (U) are lucky, it might be something in the column, but my bet is the rack is worn out with +200K.
     
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    Paraphoe Go big or go home Elite Explorer

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    I had the same problem last June. It ended up just needing some lube to loosen it back up. The shop did it for me no charge when I brought it in to have one of my oxygen sensors fixed. Felt normal afterwards.
     
  5. KJ2000XLS

    KJ2000XLS New Member

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    do you know exacty what lubed ?

    was it the shafts of the steering rack ?
     
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    DjDom Moderator Emeritus

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    LOL THIS POST. :D

    And, holy old thread bump! ^
     
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    dogfriend Human-Animal Hybrid

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    Just calling it like eye see it.
     

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