Hey Guys, I just bought my cousin's 97 TJ and he didn't do a great job taking care of it. He's had this problem for a while and since I'm the new owner, I'd like to get it taken care of.. Hopefully on my own to avoid having to pay for mechanic fees.
So basically the steering on the jeep is very off. I can turn the steering wheel left to right a good 3-5 inches from the original location without the wheels turning. While I'm driving, since the alignment is off, I'm constantly turning the wheel to get it straight.
So instead of a "stiff" steering wheel.. it feels very loose.
Sorry if this doesn't make sense. I'm completely a Jeep newb, and even worst with car repairs, but I'm trying to make this Jeep into a project and help me get familiar with working on cars.
Also, since I've just gotten this... I'd like to run extra maintenance on it since I know my cousin didn't do anything but regular oil changes (regular might be a little exaggeration) I've already replace the black sludge, I mean oil, as well as the air filter. I plan on replacing the spark plugs, distributor cap, rotors, wires, and the serpentine belt.
Is there anything else I should do? Remember this is a 97 TJ Sport 4.0L, that was rarely taken care of, so any and all necessary steps to get it working better is needed.
Thanks! and excuse my ignorance!