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Old 04-13-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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'95 YJ has a few problems, hard start, horn stuck, and steering wheel is not straight

Had this YJ for several months and it has a few problems. It's a 2.5 auto
First it's hard to start, the engine has to crank over a few times before it starts
Then the horn has got stuck and stays on
Finally, when I'm driving the steering wheel is not straight. It's more in the 11 o'clock position when I'm going straight . How do I go about fixing all this?
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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If it is lifted, the steering wheel won't be straight, but you can get an alignment. I got used to mine due to the tires and my lift. It will also have some play if it is lifted, just gotta drive it and get used to that. As for the starting issue, I have a 95 YJ as well and it takes it a second to start up, but I have had no issues. Try checking your battery connection. If they negative is a little loose, like mine was, it will have an issue starting. As for the horn, well I know nothing about horns except how to use one, sorry bout that one. Best of luck to you!

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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Easy stuff........Horn is probably a stuck aftermarket wheel switch. Stock steering wheel or not?

As for steering wheel position, also a very easy fix. Minor adjustment on the tie rod gets you re-centered.
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Stock wheel, no lift. As far as the hard start, I thought the fuel pump primes the engine right before starting. I have replaced the fuel pump relay but made no difference
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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in order to "clock" the steering wheel back to center, you need to adjust the drag link, not the tie rod as mentioned above. the drag link is the section that comes from the steering box pitman arm down to the pass side wheel. loosen the bolts on it and turn the center piece between the bolts (most likely need to use a pipe wrench for this) until you get your steering wheel where you want it. you will have to take it for a ride a few times to finally get it right.
as far as your fuel pump priming your engine, that isnt exactly true. the pump turns on with the key and builds to a set pressure. a worn pump is most likely the case of yours. not sure tho,cause a 4cyl jeep motor isnt designed to fire without rolling first. the only way it will fire at the touch of the key is if it happened to be parked with the #1 cyl in the fire position. Thats the one that the computer starts with everytime.
the horn is another case in its self. you can pop off the horn button and see if its a broken spring, or what is going on in there. or atleast take the brass plate out so it isnt stuck on.
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