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Old 02-27-2012, 04:56 AM   #1
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Steering Stabilizer Replacement

Recently, I noticed a substantial amount of fluid dripping out of the steering stabilizer on my 99 TJ Sport. Steering is stock at the moment, but with 145+K miles on it, I don't find it as much of a surprise. I will be ordering a new stabilizer this week and installing over the weekend. I am going with the Zone zon3400 to match the future Zone 4.25 combo lift w/shocks I will be doing in the future. I will be starting the PB Blaster regiment today and will hit the bolts every day this week. I am also planning on renting a pitman arm puller from a local auto parts store in town to minimize the amount of banging I have to do on very used parts.

At this point, nothing that needs fixing or replacement really surprises me. As I said earlier, all the steering components are stock. Actually, everything but the tires (30x9.5x15 Wrangler A/T) are stock.

Future plans include the Zone 4.25" combo lift and a full replacement of steering components (except, perhaps, the pitman arm...).

It seems like a pretty easy bolt off/on project, but does anyone have any tricks that helped them while doing this?

Thanks,

Jamie

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Old 02-27-2012, 06:46 AM   #2
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It's a pretty easy swap. Shocked that the original lasted this long.

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:32 AM   #3
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Replaced mine about 2 months ago and same thing, pretty simple. I actually bought the pullman because it was only something like $17 and I figured I'll use it agian or one of my buddies will. Took about 20 minutes from start to finish.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:52 AM   #4
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Food for thought......could save you a few bucks to use on future upgrades

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/stee...on-141459.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/stee...er-140382.html
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:24 PM   #5
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I just installed a BDS one with my lift and the improvement was very noticeable.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:59 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys. There may be someone local that has the pitman arm puller that I can borrow, but $17 isn't too steep.

opcocrg, thanks for the links. I have seen both of those recently and there was some good stuff on both. I'm not sure what esactly I am going to do, but I will pass it along once I decide.

Thanks again for the help!
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I installed a Rancho at the same time I changed the shocks....it had 180k on it. I really think the shock were the originals too...NEGLECTED!!!!!
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I installed a Rancho at the same time I changed the shocks....it had 180k on it. I really think the shock were the originals too...NEGLECTED!!!!!
When I replaced my stock stabilizer last fall my TJ had 160k on it and the last 90k of that it was on 35's for two years and 37's for 6....

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