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Old 07-20-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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trying to correct a steering problem...Please HELP!

I have a 1995 YJ SE with a 4.5 RE HD spring under lift. also I have 33X12.5X15 MT Baja Claws D44 front and rear, 4.10 F&R.. My steering has been very loose and bump steer has been a problem with big pot holes and such...i took my jeep to the shop for an inspection and the mech told me that he used to work for Jeep and everything looked fine geometry wise. he did say that i needed a new steering stabilizer... I just put a new one on and I took it on a test run...there was no change in the steering at all...

Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated... im kind of in a bind here.

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Old 07-20-2011, 04:22 PM   #2
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If you still have the trac bars on, take them off.

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Old 07-20-2011, 04:49 PM   #3
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that will not make the bump steer worse?
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:13 PM   #4
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Loose steering usually has to do with a worn out steering box or ujoints/bad bearing in the steering shaft.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:44 AM   #5
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Loose steering usually has to do with a worn out steering box or ujoints/bad bearing in the steering shaft.
ok checked all but the steering box, how exactly would you test that? thanks for the help.
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To check the steering box is pretty much like checking the ball joints. Have someone sit in the drivers seat and turn the wheel from full right to full left while you look at the componets. Look for any slack. Also, check the torque on the pitman arm. Should be at 190 ft lbs. If the nut backs out even a quarter turn, you can get sloppy steering. Hope this helps out.

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If it is the steering box, you can adjust it. There are some good write ups on how to do it. I had the same problem on my Ram and the adjustment tightened it up.
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To check the steering box is pretty much like checking the ball joints. Have someone sit in the drivers seat and turn the wheel from full right to full left while you look at the componets. Look for any slack. Also, check the torque on the pitman arm. Should be at 190 ft lbs. If the nut backs out even a quarter turn, you can get sloppy steering. Hope this helps out.

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Thank you will def check that out
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If it is the steering box, you can adjust it. There are some good write ups on how to do it. I had the same problem on my Ram and the adjustment tightened it up.
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Here was the thread that talked about the adjustment...
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/stee...ox-100212.html

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