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I get a call sat morning from my roommate, he is up on campus and when I pick up the phone he is laughing his A$$ off. Tells me that He just blew the oil filter right off his motor and most of campus is covered in his spilled oil. (My roommate drives a 90YJ) We get in my 91 to go and get oil and a new filter. There is somthing wrong with my steering. When the wheel is turned and traviling at a slow pace the steering wheel has a shake. It is like the power steering is going on, then turning off, then coming back on. And it is happening really fast.
Got my roommates Jeep back together, but can't figure out what is wrong with my steering. (I checked the fluid, its not that, the belt isn't slipping ether) Very strange.

Anyone know why an oil filter would come off, or have any Idea what is wrong with my steering?

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Your wobbly steering is probably a bad axle shaft u-joint.

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A bad U joint. I hadn't even thought about that. How would I figure out if in fact that is the case? Is there a tell all sign? Thanks.

Just wondering, has anyone ever had an oil filter come off before? It was a quality Fram filter that was installed by a certified shop when they changed the oil?? Very strange

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Jack up that one front tire and check it out. Rotate the tire; wiggle the shaft and joint. If it is bad enough to feel through the steering, it should be pretty obvious which one it is and if one is bad.

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Oh, THAT'S the problem!
Fram doesn't make a quality oil filter!
http://www.frankhunt.com/FRANK/corve...lterstudy.html


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BOB, that is an interesting study, the first time I have ever seen a real good study of oil filters. I figured that most all of them were pretty much the same on the inside, and that the only thing that was different were the names on them. I really like the Fram because it has the grip on it, and that makes it easy to hang on to. But when I have a free min I think I am going to really study that link. Thanks.

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My guess on the oil filter is that the shop didn't tighten it down. I've heard of all kinds of horror stories from people who used to take their vehicles in for a oil change. Anything from not adding any new oil to not tightening the drain plug and it falling out. Just another reason to do it yourself.

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Let me tell you a story about Fram. I had just finished rebuilding a TF999 and needed a filter to get it up and going. Grabbed a Fram as that is all Auto Jerks had.

About two weeks later, the trans comes to a halt. Tore it apart and found the filter plugged solid with this "hairy" looking stuff. The outside material had came off the filter, made its way through the tranny, and became plugged in what was left of the filter. Sent a BIG bitch to Fram about the situation. They asked for some of the material in the filter that was plugging it. Results came back that it was a "shop rag"...bull$hi!. It was not my first day in town with the milk money! I went round and round with them. Finally I tired of #*$!ing with them and went on with my life.

Word of mouth is the best advertisement!

So, I beg to differ when you state that "Fram is a quality filter."

Just trying to warn you my friends!



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