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Old 01-12-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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newbie alert that needs help

Jeep Newbie here, i have a 05 tj unlimited 2dr with 31x10.5x15 on it, no lift, the steering feels loose but DW loose. any suggestions on what to look at to correct. bought it used, have not replaced anything up front.

Will a steering stabilizer help?

Another question... have an automatic, i know, sacrilige right, but previous back problems prevent standards...anyway, at at 50mph the engine runs weird, like i am in too low a gear, any suggestions or even get what i am saying?

thanks all, be gentle on the newbie, as gump would say, I am not a very smart man...

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Old 01-12-2012, 12:39 PM   #2
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Is that to say there is no steering stabilizer on there at all right now? because there should be one!

I believe the newer 4sp trans with the OD, this is a common complaint. Seems to shift into OD too soon.

Welcome to the forum, hope others can shed more light on the issues at hand for ya

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Old 01-12-2012, 12:43 PM   #3
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Ball joints, hub bearing assembly, track bar mounts, tie rod ends and control arm bushings check and make sure everything is in good shape

And the trans shifting so much is due to the 31's with stock gearing, only thing you can do id down shift or regear
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:49 PM   #4
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I have an 06 auto unlimited.
The overdrive is super high and switches on when you hit 45 mph. When I had 31's it was the same for me. No need for concern.
My steering is also a little loose at top center. I am going to replace all of the linkage w/ hd stuff soon. But also no major cause for concern yet.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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Got any pics of your set up? Mainly the steering components.
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I can take some later, broke my hand and I'm waiting to see the doc. Not climbing under right now. I'm also sitting on 3" of lift in the front. So tie rods will look different.
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I can take some later, broke my hand and I'm waiting to see the doc. Not climbing under right now. I'm also sitting on 3" of lift in the front. So tie rods will look different.
No no I was thinking the OP should send us some pics of his. He has me curious.

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