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bghurc
February 17th, 2012, 20:04
I inherited a 95 xj that has been sitting for 3 years. I got it mostly tuned up and running so I took it for a spin around the block. Everything checked out well, until I turned the wheel. Any time I turn if feels sluggish and wobbly. Left or right, slow or fast, it doesn't matter. the tighter the turn, the worse it gets. When I tried a 3-point turn, I thought the jeep was going to break in half.

I thought it was a bearing or a frozen parking brake, but they looked fine to me when I checked. Tomorrow I plan on doing some greasing, thinking that could be an issue. Any ideas?

old_man
February 17th, 2012, 20:05
Sounds more like a rusted solid u-joint on a front axle.

techno1154
February 18th, 2012, 06:07
Sounds more like a rusted solid u-joint on a front axle.


What old_man said or it is in 4WD and driven on pavement. The OP did not say wether or not the XJ had 4WD.

bghurc
February 18th, 2012, 07:03
What old_man said or it is in 4WD and driven on pavement. The OP did not say wether or not the XJ had 4WD.

Holy crap! I've never owned a 4wd before, looks like it was in 4wd the whle time, I didn't know it would act like that. Sry for the dumb question guys. Thanks a lot!
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