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Old 05-01-2010, 02:05 PM   #1
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Sloppy Steering

OK gang, I am at the end of my limited knowledge of Jeeps. I have sloppy steering and so far I have replaced the tie rods and drag link with all new units. I have also adjusted the screw in the center of the steering box about 1/2 turn. Still I have a few inches of steering slop when going down the road. Any suggestions of what else could be causing my problem?

I have tried jacking up one side then the other and tried to get the tire to rock and everything feels very tight.

It has a 1 year old steering stabalizer from RC on it, 4" RC lift with 31X10.5X 15 BFG ATs. 93 YJ 4.0 manual. Thank you in advance for any responses.

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Old 05-01-2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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I am having the same problem with my 1999 Wrangler TJ. Last week I replaced the steering damper and it didn't help either. Any idea's anybody>?

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Old 05-01-2010, 11:39 PM   #3
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Check your toe. Too much toe-out can cause the steering to feel loose or sloppy. Too much toe-in makes it feel twitchy.
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Thanks Scout. I am getting a new set of tires more than likely next week and I will get an alignment then. My Jeep is only a weekend driver anyway since I have a work truck that I spend all week in.

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Old 05-03-2010, 12:07 AM   #5
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I had some slop a while ago and it ended up being the pitman arm had been changed with my lift and didnt get tightened to 185 lbs and wore out my pitman arm and shaft on the box also making it leak.I got lucky and scored a box and pump and hoses for 150$ so it wasnt as bad as it could have been.
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