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Old 05-28-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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Manual steering gear box

I just replaced my steering gear box for my '95 yj with one I got from Autozone. After I tightened everything up, I jumped in and gave it a test drive. BIG problem, when I turned the steering wheel to the right, the tires turned left and vice versa. I pulled the new one out and checked it against the old one and sure enough, it worked opposite. I put the old one back in and will go to Autozone for a refund. Are these easy to rebuild? If so, where do I get the kit? Has anyone had this problem? I wonder if I get another one from Autozone will it be the same?
It sure was fun going around the block for the test drive though.

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Sounds like an interesting drive. I can almost imagine the expression on your face as you start to make a left and then go towards a parked car. In answer to your question, not sure on if it would be the same or not. A rebuild should not be to hard, but I have not attempted to do that so I am not sure.

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Old 05-28-2010, 10:50 PM   #3
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They probably gave you the wrong one..
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^that or you have the pitman arm on wrong, if thats possible.

this is cool, i've never actually heard of it happening.

i suppose you could put the pitman arm on 180 degrees off, i can imagine you could still bolt it up, check that first. it should be obvious, the drag link would be at a nice angle.
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It was hooked up correctly. When I compared the two gear boxes and would turn the input shaft (steering column) clockwise, the output (Pitman) would also turn clockwise on the original gear box, on the new Autozone one, it did turn opposite. I'll go back and see if they will special order me another one.
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:11 PM   #6
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Maybe they ordered the one for the mail trucks, those have steering on the right side
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:43 PM   #7
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thats a good anti-theft device...LOL

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