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Old April 27th, 2010, 12:56 AM
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Weird Jerk in the steering wheel

So i'm driving home the day after mudding and i noticed my car was making a squeaking sound from underneath. i figure i'll look at it tomorrow when I wake up. Five minutes later my car just pulls really hard to the right. i was on a flat paved road in the center lane. no pot holes no nothing. Anyone know what this might be? also i applied the brake after it jerked and the pedal was pumping up and down. brand new brakes and rotors so i have no clue. i want to try to narrow it down before i start tearing apart the front axle. thanks!
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Old April 27th, 2010, 07:19 AM
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sounds like you might have been sleep driving?
you may have broken a CV and with the BW t-case you might not know it until it binds up inside the swivel.....which will also raise hell with the ABS.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 07:52 AM
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Another thing to check is that sometimes a rock will get stuck just ahead of or between the brake pads and cause a screeching noise and may even interfer with caliper operation. Also check for a bent mudshield.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 10:18 AM
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Weird Jerk [behind] the steering wheel
Yes well... you really can't stop people from buying these things... never know what kind of jerks you'll end up with
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Old April 27th, 2010, 11:46 AM
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thanks guys i'll check it out. bharris, very nice. i like your work. sorry but i also forgot to add that sometimes when i would take a turn, not always, there was a loud POPPING sound. if i did brake a cv, oh well, i ordered some HD ones from rovertracks last week.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 02:33 PM
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thanks guys i'll check it out. bharris, very nice. i like your work. sorry but i also forgot to add that sometimes when i would take a turn, not always, there was a loud POPPING sound. if i did brake a cv, oh well, i ordered some HD ones from rovertracks last week.
Definately sounds like a broken CV. When replacing the CV check the spindle bearings, they might've gotten damaged also. I just replaced a broken CV for a guy in CT and fortunatley I brought along an extra spindle with me, his bearing was toast.

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Old April 27th, 2010, 03:28 PM
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i just pulled off the hub on the front right and the cv is fine but the bearing just fell apart when i pulled the hub off. they are all grinded up and bent so i ordered some new ones off roversnorth. it sounded like the popping sound was coming from the drivers side cv so i'll have to pull that off next and see if it's broken.

------ Follow up post added April 27th, 2010 03:34 PM ------

i just pulled the other cv out. it's in great condition and so is the wheel bearing but i'm going to replace all of them anyway. i'm guessing it was that wheel bearing on the passenger side that made me swerve.

------ Follow up post added April 27th, 2010 03:37 PM ------

i just saw the name hardy spicer ltd on my cv's. is that the brand used by land rover in 1995 or is that aftermarket?
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