Steering wheel jerk..Whats going on????
Only started this morning or at least I only noticed it this morning on the way to work. Last week has been same routine and same weather. Okay the problem... When turning a corner, all is okay until about 1/4 turn tell straight then the steering wheels seems to jerk around. Almost like stuck in a mud rut when the tires push the wheel around slightly.
Does this turning both directions can be hard or soft turn but either way at 1/4 turn left tell straight.
Got home and pulled p/s lid off and it had a lot of air pressure (maybe little over a second that air could be heard escaping) that was released. When I took the cap off, the stick has blackish residue but really no fluid. Could low fluid be the cause of this? I will add fluid when I get back to work tomorrow.
I got under the front end with a pry bar and all the links (bushings) seem tight, aka no excess movement with weight of truck on every thing. Also I hear a squeak noise coming from I think the left front tire area but no clue what it is (noise is heard while driving with wheel at 1/4 turn either way.) I lifted the LF tire of the ground and pried up on it and had a tiny bit of movement but not much at all, also seemed to spin smooth.
Any ideas other then top off the fluid???
Early 04 CTD quad cab short bed SRW with 48re. 4" mbrp turbo back, boost/trans temp/egt gauges, in tank lift pump via dodge, smarty jr.
Last edited by rippin95gsx; 03-15-2011 at 08:21 PM.