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Old 01-31-2014, 02:55 AM   #1
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Theres alot of play in my steering colum.

Have quite a bit of play in my steering colum, like where it tilts, my steering is perfectly responsive there is no issue there but I do have a crazy case of death wobble. I'm sure this issuers brought up all them time and I've read all the threads I could find and tried it all, no luck. As far as I can see all my steering components are in decent shape, there are no shavings or shinny parts anywhere so I don't think anything is loose down there. Why would my steering column have play like that? And is that what's possibly causing my death wobble? Thanks guys.

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Old 01-31-2014, 04:37 AM   #2
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tilt column? mine has it too

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Old 01-31-2014, 11:29 AM   #3
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My tilt column has 0 play but my steering has alot of play... I figure its 19 years of wear and tear on the components and there is just some extra space where it shouldnt be inside of the steering box...
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:30 AM   #4
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Wait wait wait death wobble? Yj's dont get death wobble... The leaf springs keep that from happening unless u did a coil conversion?
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:18 PM   #5
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Nope no spring conversion, n yes it's death wobble. I've checked everything. The only thing with play is the steering column.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:25 PM   #6
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:30 PM   #7
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Wait wait wait death wobble? Yj's dont get death wobble... The leaf springs keep that from happening unless u did a coil conversion?
You better go back to Jeep college. lol. ANY vehicle that is lifted can experience death wobble. Once a vehicle is lifted it changes the steering geometry, and although you don't notice a tie rod starting to go bad on a car, it is amplified on a lifted vehicle.

If you are experiencing death wobble then there is something going bad on the front end of your Jeep. Not in the steering column. It can be caused by improperly balanced tires as well as bearings or tie rods or ball joints going bad.
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If the tilt steering column has a loose feel, its caused by grabbing the wheel every time you hop in. we all do it. There is a hinge in the column (allowing it to tilt) and 4 bolts hold it in place. These bolts come loose and allow for the play in the column.

You have to dismantle the column down past the key switch to get to the bolts. I always remove the bolts 1 at a time, check to see that the threads are in good condition, and if they are, I put a couple drops of Loctite on the threads and re-install.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:57 PM   #9
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You better go back to Jeep college. lol.
Ohhhhhhhhhhh thats how u guys always know so much i better go right away! :-P Haha
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:33 PM   #10
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If the tilt steering column has a loose feel, its caused by grabbing the wheel every time you hop in. we all do it. There is a hinge in the column (allowing it to tilt) and 4 bolts hold it in place. These bolts come loose and allow for the play in the column. You have to dismantle the column down past the key switch to get to the bolts. I always remove the bolts 1 at a time, check to see that the threads are in good condition, and if they are, I put a couple drops of Loctite on the threads and re-install.
Hahahaha I try not to grab the steering wheel when I get on, I'm sure my wife does, she's 5 foot and my jeep is lifted like 6inches on 35's hahahaha that is the simplest best explication I could have asked for. Thanks bud.

And yea my man from Pittsburg, death wobble can happen to ANY vehicle with a solid front axel. N Jeep College is a real thing. I'm working on my Bachelors degree. Haha good day.

I'll check out that link and see what comes up. Thanks guys. When I find what caused it I will update. And hopefully it will help another jeep owner.

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