I have seen similar issues discuss, but have not seen the same “solution” mentioned when discussed.
I have a Jeep Liberty 2002 Sports. When it is cold and the car has been sitting for a while, when I start the car, the steering wheel is locked or hard to move. I have not tried to force it. But it will move if I rev the engine to a certain point. Once I rev the engine I can move the steering wheel again. I have left the car to warm up before revving the engine, but this does not help with the steering, I have to rev the engine in order to “unlocked” the wheel.
Does anyone have any recommendations or ideas?