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Old 02-02-2010, 11:22 AM
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steering play

hi everyone i just bought a yj and it is a little loose in the steering i did a search and found some info for a tj just wanted to know if it is about the same or what i havent been under my yj that much yet just got it this weekend any help would be awsome thx guys
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my yj had a lot of play in the steering and i just replace the Steering Stablizer and man that made a huge difference.

you could try that. its a real pain in the ass to do your self though. i had to use a air chisel to get the center bolt out.

if you dont think its that look at all of the steering rod ends.

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My guess would be stearing stabalizer, took 5 min to change two bolts and done! But before Buying anything do a visual inspection, and try shaking tie rods if the move or rattle could need new ends. if not stearing stabalizer is a quick cheap fix! also depending on tire size you could need tires balanced!
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Wow wish it was that easy for me. the bolt in the steering just wouldnt come out for me! i beat on it! i heated! i did every think i could think of! and just ended up the with an air chisel on the end
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my yj had a lot of play in the steering and i just replace the Steering Stablizer and man that made a huge difference.

you could try that. its a real pain in the ass to do your self though. i had to use a air chisel to get the center bolt out.

if you dont think its that look at all of the steering rod ends.
I did the same on mine. I left the old center bolt in and just replaced the stabilizer itself.
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well i still had the factory stabilizer on it, where the bolt didnt have a nut on both ends.

otherwise i would had just said F that and left it on there
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i dont mean to steal the thread but does a dual steering stabilizer set up make a big difference
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i dont mean to steal the thread but does a dual steering stabilizer set up make a big difference
I have one on mine as well as the factory stabilizer. It made a difference on my Jeep. I run 35s
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Will it make a difference even though im running 30s by the way thats a nice looking jeep youve got there
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First I would check that the tierod ends are good, then the steering gearbox... might as well fix what may be really wrong instead of hiding the problem...

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