The most likely suspect is a binding upper strut mount. To verify that, reach over the top of a front tire, wrap your fingertips around part of the coil spring, then have a helper slowly turn the steering wheel. You should feel the spring rotate smoothly with the tire. If the upper mount is binding, you'll feel the spring wind up and build tension, then suddenly pop free and turn.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 AT 10:52 PM