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Old 08-05-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
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steering play PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

hey guys i have a steering problem, problem is it has a little play, i checked it out and it appears that there is play in the steering box. i just bought my jeep like 6 months ago and it has a lift kit and all the good stuff. now.. how fast do these stock gear boxes go? and how do i know if my tie rods are bad?

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Old 08-05-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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Every lifted Jeep I have seen has some play in the steering, it is probably due to the Jeep being lifted and bigger/heavier tires being installed, you have to keep in mind that it is a Jeep and not some fancy sports car...

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Old 08-05-2009, 04:15 PM   #3
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is there anyway i can fix that play though?
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:28 PM   #4
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Short of buying an upgraded steering box, and all new steering components, I don't see how you could, but maybe someone else on here has done it..sorry
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How much "play" are we talking about? Can you give us a better description?
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:59 PM   #6
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We are definatly gonna need a better description. The tie rods should have no play besides being able to be rotated.

You can always upgrade to a Durango steering box, but make sure that nothing else is broken first.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:36 PM   #7
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id say 1/4 out of the steering is missing. im about to upgrade the steering box to a heavy duty one that
SG-621M - PSC Motorsports Xtreme Duty Steering Box with 3/4"x30 Splines (O-Ring) for 87-02 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ & Cherokee XJ - Quadratec

but how do i know if the tie rods have play i mean yes they do move but. and can i replace the tie rod ends with stock? would that even last or what?
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:43 PM   #8
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Did you ever get an alignment after you installed the lift? This may be as simple a toe correction.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:52 PM   #10
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the owner before me had a lift on it. im not sure if he did or not. :/
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how much is an alinement anyway>
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:19 PM   #12
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Mine usually run about $ 50 for a four wheel alignment.

Or you could do it yourself:

Basic Jeep Front End Alignment
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