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post #1 of 10 Old 02-16-2014, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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pulling to the left hard while driving straight

Yesterday I was driving down the highway and all the sudden my Jeep pulled hard to the left. I pulled over to see if something was frozen as I just came off the trail. Nothing that I could see was wrong. I went back to town later and it did it again and wouldn't let me turn right at all. I finally got it to go and stopped at a stop sign turned right and part way thrift the turn it pulled left and as I was trying to finish the turn if made a bang noise in the front and let me turn. Today I put it in 4×4 to make it up a driveway and if started banging in the front like it was shipping. Has anyone ever heard of this or had this happen so maybe I can look in the right direction?
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Axle u-joint bad or seizing maybe?

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Do you think that would make it pull all of a sudden going down the road straight?
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Maybe. If the u-joint was broken or damaged it might stick or jam together, causing that one side to make terrible noises and have a lot of resistance. I could see it causing you to veer.

It's also possible it's a brake (or traction control/ABS issue), but I would not expect that to make a lot of noise (other than the ABS pump running).

If it's pulling to one side, that's the side I'd look on first.

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That's where I will start. Thanks for your input.
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Check them ball joints while you're down there

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Sounds like a u-joint in the front axle to me.

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It has new Synergy ball joints only about a month old. I'm thinking you guys are right on the ball joints I will get some and pull the cover also to check the ring and pinion!
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This is my problem!

Her is my problem. First time I've ever had something like this happen.

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OK, I was definitely not expecting that....

Glad you found it.

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