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post #1 of 2 Old 02-05-2012, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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2.5" lift with 35's can cause steering pump to fail prematurely?

Hello all! First off i hope I'm in the right place, I'm really new to the forum. (I chose this forum due to it being "modified" I'm curious if the small lift and 35's may have caused wear in the steering pump) I have this intermittent grinding noise coming from what i assume is the steering pump/box. At first i thought it while in motion and turning the wheel to the left but its very intermittent and i actually noticed it did it today while motionless. It only happens when turning the wheel to the left and when the noise starts, it goes away if i keep the wheel turning or if i release the wheel and let it center. The noise will stay if i hold it in that position, but if i release the wheel and go back to the position that was previously making noise its silent! I'm stumped on this one.

the dealers down here a real pain in the ass so I'm trying to avoid going there if at all possible. I have checked fluid levels and made sure the reservoir is not clogged up with junk. Its a 2010 rubicon with a 2.5" Teraflex lift and 35's. I recorded a video of it if you have 20 seconds please check it out and input any advice. Thanks again everyone.

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post #2 of 2 Old 02-06-2012, 08:48 AM
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Strange it would only do it while turning left, did you check your fluid levels? Are you running a drop pitman arm? Is your steering stabilizer properly located?
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