So, lately my 2000 Cherokee seems to have loose steering. This is kind of hard to describe. It seems like I have to turn the wheel to the left or right far before it seems to engage.
For example, a lane change on the highway. Normally, you would just turn the wheel a little bit to perform the lane change, well it seems like I have to turn the wheel farther than I should, like over compensate.
The other thing that seems to be going on is when traveling down the road, the front end seems to wander?!? Like I will be heading straight, and then have to correct the steering to keep it in the lane. I am guessing this is what it feels like to drink and drive?!?
I have checked the power steering fluid, etc, and all seems to be fine. What else can I check? U-Joints, ball joints, etc?
Give me some ideas, I really don't want to take it to the dealer.
By the way, how often do you change the power steering fluid?
The truck is a 2000 XJ Sport, 70,900 miles, auto, 3" lift....
That's about all that I can think of that would be relevant.