Weird Steering Problem
I'll be driving down the highway and when I hit a bump, the steering wheels will turn to the right about 10 degrees and the whole car will jerk to the right. The car will drive straight, but the wheel is cockeyed. If I hit another bump, the whole thing will do the reverse and the wheel will be straight again. This sometimes happens on flat roads and out of nowhere the wheel will do its weird moving thing. The wheel will also vibrate from around 50 mph on up. I've never heard of this happening to anyone else and I've been thinking it was either a bad balljoint, bad tie rod, or maybe my steering rack. I jacked up the car and found I have a power steering leak around where the column meets the rack. I cleaned it off and I'm going to take a drive to see exactly where the leak is coming from (I turned on the engine and ran the wheel back and forth and nothing came out, so the leak is reallty slow. I had to relace one of the lines in the fall, so that was when I last filled it with fluid). I'm getting some stop leak to see if it helps. I had the car aligned in July and I swapped the passenger side hub with a newer one. This problem seems to have started since I swapped the hub, but before I did the hub, the wheel vibrated even worse. Could a hub alone cause this problem? Any help would be great, I'm really stuck and since I just got a new clutch and transmission, can't really afford to break something important. Thanks everyone.
"I really like going fast. Just go off and meditate in the wind, you know? As corny as it sounds it works and feels good. It's a good way to just let the weight of the world off every once in a while." -James Hetfield