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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

Same here. The new shaft fixed it. Btw there is also a tsb for the random alarm issue.
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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

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Remember that the steering shaft problem is said to affect JGCs with a build date prior to July 1, 2011. If you are having a steering wheel looseness, thud, clicking or slipping problem, as I am on my 2011 Overland Summit V-8 (built April 7th), then chances are it's an intermediate shaft issue. Now that the bulletin is out, my dealer has ordered the part- no questions asked- and it gets installed on Tuesday. I will update results.
I am not sure if I have the problem or not. When going over bumps, I can sort of "feel the road" through the steering wheel, but only slightly. I am not sure it can be described as a "thud." Is what I am feeling a problem/defect, or is it normal?
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I am not sure if I have the problem or not. When going over bumps, I can sort of "feel the road" through the steering wheel, but only slightly. I am not sure it can be described as a "thud." Is what I am feeling a problem/defect, or is it normal?

I had the problem with mine and it was a thud or bump you feel in the wheel like something is loose. Replacing the shaft took care of the problem. I think what you are describing is normal. I can feel the road over bumps with mine as well I think it is normal.
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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

I agree with jp467. Remember, road feel is a little more prominent with a wooden steering wheel. Try holding the leather section of the wheel to compare. Road feel is a little more dampened through the leather. I also feel that some road feel is good and allows for a sportier feel. It the shaft is bad though, you'll feel minor slippage at times.
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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

Over rough pavement my steering wheel does kind of move back and forth sometimes. I don't know if its becasue of the air suspenion or because of the low profile tires. Is this what your talking about?
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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

If the shaft is not correct on all 2011 JGCs built before a certain date then shouldn't all the shafts be replaced for those JGCs? Why would some drivers feel the "thud" and other drivers not feel the "thud" (or think that what they are feeling is normal "road feeel")?
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If the shaft is not correct on all 2011 JGCs built before a certain date then shouldn't all the shafts be replaced for those JGCs? Why would some drivers feel the "thud" and other drivers not feel the "thud" (or think that what they are feeling is normal "road feeel")?
I agree. Shouldn't this be an "across the board" TSB/Recall? What is involved in replacing the shaft. Just curious how "involved" a repair this is?
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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

They may not all have the problem. It might have been just something that was happening in the assembly process that was causing some of the shafts to be bad. So they probably corrected the problem and are just replacing if someone complains.
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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

Mine was built on October 2010. I don't think I have this problem
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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

Took a few weeks to get the new intermediate steering shaft ordered as my delaer said it was on national backorder. It was installed yesterday, and the knock is completely GONE! Drives like it should have when I got it new only a few months ago. Just glad it's all fixed.
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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

got the intermediate shaft changed per the tsb listed in the thread, spent less than 1/2 day at dealership, car feels real good, thank you so very much to all for sharing the info, very good to have this issue gone. Really enjoying my car.
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Re: Thud in steering wheel at low speed

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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.
Agree, same experience here. 4wd quadralift v8.
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