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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

I found this forum when I searched this issue. My 4 day old Overland has the same problem. I feel the "thud" through the steering wheel when coming to a stop and also while turning. It doesn't occur all the time, but it happens frequently. My Overland was built in June of this year.
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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

Its really weird. It happens sometimes under certain conditions. its VERY slight. Could easily be ignored if you are listening to music, not paying attention to it etc.
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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

Mine does it when braking to a stop over rough pavement, but not all the time. I have something for other to try though, today I was driving and decided to adjust the telescoping wheel and I put it all the way in as far from the driver as it would go. It seemed after I did this the thuding was greatly reduced. It makes me wonder if it has something to do with the power telescoping steering column. I only drove about ten miles after doing this but during that time it seemed like it had almost stopped. I would like to hear if this makes a difference on any others. I will have to leave it like that for a few days to see for sure.
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Mine does it when braking to a stop over rough pavement, but not all the time. I have something for other to try though, today I was driving and decided to adjust the telescoping wheel and I put it all the way in as far from the driver as it would go. It seemed after I did this the thuding was greatly reduced. It makes me wonder if it has something to do with the power telescoping steering column. I only drove about ten miles after doing this but during that time it seemed like it had almost stopped. I would like to hear if this makes a difference on any others. I will have to leave it like that for a few days to see for sure.
Dont have power telescoping, still does it, Pushed mine in and out manually and it still does it.
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Yea I'll have to drive it a couple days to know if this really made a difference or not. I would like to have an idea of what it is before I ask the dealer about it. I don't want to get into them replacing parts based on a guess and keeping my vehicle for days. I had a 2011 Limited before I got this Overland and it spent weeks in the shop while they were trying to track down a drivetrain noise. l refuse to go through that again.
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Mine does it when braking to a stop over rough pavement, but not all the time. I have something for other to try though, today I was driving and decided to adjust the telescoping wheel and I put it all the way in as far from the driver as it would go. It seemed after I did this the thuding was greatly reduced. It makes me wonder if it has something to do with the power telescoping steering column. I only drove about ten miles after doing this but during that time it seemed like it had almost stopped. I would like to hear if this makes a difference on any others. I will have to leave it like that for a few days to see for sure.
I don't think it makes much difference. I have mine pushed all the way in. After I read ur post I readjusted it to a random distance. I didn't notice it any more or less. That said it does feel like you can ever so slightly more the steering column when fully extended.
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I don't think it makes much difference. I have mine pushed all the way in. After I read ur post I readjusted it to a random distance. I didn't notice it any more or less. That said it does feel like you can ever so slightly more the steering column when fully extended.

Yes after more driving I am still feeling it. It does seem to make a little difference though. Mine does it mainly when braking over rough pavement and it seems to be when the front left wheel is hitting the rough pavement that I feel it the most. Then on turns sometimes I feel a thud. Is this what yours is doing and the dealer found nothing?
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Yes after more driving I am still feeling it. It does seem to make a little difference though. Mine does it mainly when braking over rough pavement and it seems to be when the front left wheel is hitting the rough pavement that I feel it the most. Then on turns sometimes I feel a thud. Is this what yours is doing and the dealer found nothing?
I never feel a THUD per say... its just a very slight "thud".. hard to explain. Yes, the jeep dealer kept the car for a day, test drove 3 times, couldnt not replicate.
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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

Thought I'd chime in.. I felt it a few times.. 200 miles so far =) but I'm from the JK forum (2007 jeep unlimited wrangler.) and the thud feeling is all over the wranglers.. pages of threads on this.. (was hoping it doesn't happen as bad in this jeep) I hated that in my 20k mile jeep I traded.. long story short.. you notice it more when it's hot outside.. and engine bay is warm (on wranglers anyway) winter the grease in the steering shaft isn't as lose.. Does this help?

Something to consider.. when a dealership can't replicate a sound etc.. it's because they aren't making the payments on the jeep.. =)
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Thought I'd chime in.. I felt it a few times.. 200 miles so far =) but I'm from the JK forum (2007 jeep unlimited wrangler.) and the thud feeling is all over the wranglers.. pages of threads on this.. (was hoping it doesn't happen as bad in this jeep) I hated that in my 20k mile jeep I traded.. long story short.. you notice it more when it's hot outside.. and engine bay is warm (on wranglers anyway) winter the grease in the steering shaft isn't as lose.. Does this help?

Something to consider.. when a dealership can't replicate a sound etc.. it's because they aren't making the payments on the jeep.. =)
I have noticed that the "thud" in my steering isn't present in the morning on my drive to work until I'm almost there. However, in the afternoons, when it is over 100 degrees, I can feel it right away. This seems to follow your line of thinking that it is worse when temps are higher.

I'm taking my Jeep in on Monday to see if this can be fixed. I'm going to be traveling that week and plan to ask the service manager to drive my GC as much as needed to replicate the problem.

Has there been a reliable fix for this problem in the JKs?
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I have noticed that the "thud" in my steering isn't present in the morning on my drive to work until I'm almost there. However, in the afternoons, when it is over 100 degrees, I can feel it right away. This seems to follow your line of thinking that it is worse when temps are higher.

I'm taking my Jeep in on Monday to see if this can be fixed. I'm going to be traveling that week and plan to ask the service manager to drive my GC as much as needed to replicate the problem.

Has there been a reliable fix for this problem in the JKs?
Not really.. something about the intermediate shaft.. a few have fixed this.. injecting 5th wheel grease in the boot.. but fear not.. I've read hundreds of pages on this.. and people all over were chiming in saying it was worse on there chevy tahoe etc. Some added a beefy steering stabilizer.. no help.. (some said it was the made in china steering boxes) etc.. so I think it's a common problem.. when it gets bad.. you will feel it in the pedals.. mine in my wrangler.. felt like the wheel was loose..I had people in my jeep feel it as I drove.. -- I'm not going to be happy if it continues on my 45k overland =(*

FYI-- Over the years.. Ive learned NOT to take things back to the dealership.. unless it's really major.. this thud.. isn't enough to make me go back..since I knew in the wranglers.. the dealerships had no clue.. SO unless it doesn't start one day.. It's not going back..
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Thought I'd chime in.. I felt it a few times.. 200 miles so far =) but I'm from the JK forum (2007 jeep unlimited wrangler.) and the thud feeling is all over the wranglers.. pages of threads on this.. (was hoping it doesn't happen as bad in this jeep) I hated that in my 20k mile jeep I traded.. long story short.. you notice it more when it's hot outside.. and engine bay is warm (on wranglers anyway) winter the grease in the steering shaft isn't as lose.. Does this help?

Something to consider.. when a dealership can't replicate a sound etc.. it's because they aren't making the payments on the jeep.. =)
I guess here in Florida it is always hot so I dont know if there is a difference, but i think your right that it does it more after I have been driving for a while.
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