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Old 11-09-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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My sister has a 1999 Jeep Wrangler with a loose steering wheel. Just the wheel seems loose. It has a custom steering wheel. Is this a hard fix? Are any special tools required? Thanks for any suggestions.

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So no airbag, yes?

Depending on the type of custom wheel all that should be required is to pop the horn button off and you'll be staring at a big 'ol nut. Somewhere in the range of 3/4" - 7/8". If you're just tightening it all you need to do is snug it down. Some blue locktite wouldn't hurt.

If you want to take the wheel off you may still need a steering wheel puller to do it. Something like $15 for one at an auto parts store or Harbor Freight.

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No one specifically makes an aftermarket steering wheel adapter that I've seen for TJs because of the airbag system. Most people that have a custom wheel on a TJ buy a YJ adapter kit and modify it to work. So tightening the steering wheel nut may or may not get 'er done.

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Thanks, I'll take a look at it this weekend. The current steering wheel apparently does not have an air bag so this should be an easy fix.
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