power steering woes
The power steering on my YJ has been giving me attitude for the last month or so. It feels as if the system is binding somewhere - the steering is nice and smooth for a bit of the turn, then really quite stiff through other parts of it, making for a really jerky feel to the steering. I can't tell if it's a pump problem or somewhere else in the system. The ujoints in the steering shaft don't have zerks, but everything else has been recently greased. It does look like the bushings on the tie rod ends have seen better days (actually, it looks like one is altogether gone). This may be a contributing factor, but I'm not sure it's the root cause, as the problem happened a while ago, then seemed to go away for a bit, and has started again in earnest this past week. Any ideas? Would a loose belt slipping on the pump cause something like this (i have noticed some squeal early in the morning), did i miss a grease fitting somewhere, or am i looking at a new pump?