atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6356: Well, it's better than a kick in the teeth.

So, today, while I was sitting at work and waiting for phone calls and emails, I finished proofreading and editing the second part of AV.

I did that in lieu of adding more to it, even though I figured out the next step necessary to set up part three of the story. I'll do that later, though, so that's okay.

Meanwhile, the Jeep has started doing something strange. Or, rather, something I noticed it doing before the new tires has gotten much worse.

Turning at low speed, the steering wheel wobbles. I mean, I'll be holding a right turn, and will get periodic pushback through the wheel. Ditto for left turns. If I let go of the wheel to let it freewheel back to center, it will do so in jerks--turn about a sixth of a turn, pause, turn another sixth, and so forth.

It's not the tires. (Probably.)

It's one of three things:

1) Power steering pump is going. It's a weird way to fail, though.

2) Brakes. The rotors are a bit warped, and I know it needs front brakes. Possible.

3) U-joint. This is my first thought, and the most likely culprit. There's a u-joint at each front wheel, and the one on the right side was replaced a couple of years ago. At that time the left front one was fine; maybe it's not fine any longer. Maybe the right side failed again. Who knows.

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