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Old 02-07-2011, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Steering wheel jerk

What would cause the steering wheel to jerk right out of your hands while driving straight? It almost feels like the front tires are are turning opposite ways because the struck steers from side to side and the wheel turns ina jerking motion. I installed new idler and pitman arms last night along with the Cognito kit. It did it once after the install but hasnt happened again. Just wondering if there is something else I should be changing.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Prob need an alignment. How are the tie rod ends?
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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could be alignment, but more importantly, make sure everything is tight. I'd say bumpstear might have been the culprit. your CV's are at more of an angle, and can greatly affect the feel of your steering.

Like mentioned how are your tierods.
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Tie rods appear to be good. It hasnt done it since so maybe I am all set.
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It's either a worn or bent front end part (tie rods, pitman/idler, hub bearings) or bad alignment.

How are your ball joints and control arm bushings? Probably not related to this problem, but good to keep an eye on anyways.
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I would say take a look at your ball joints.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Also if you have cognito upper a arms make sure all the upper ball joint bolts are still tight.
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