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02-19-2009 10:23 PM
rob1208lv
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Originally Posted by Fire Hart View Post
Check to make sure your Trac bar is tight. I know it sounds dumb but it might surprise you.
i'll check and update tomorrow.
02-19-2009 10:19 PM
rob1208lv
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Originally Posted by chasm View Post
Depending on how mechanically inclined you are, you may want to consider taking it to a local Jeep shop or reputable local garage... not a dealership. Your steering is a safety issue, so I wouldn't want you to screw it up and have a wreck!

Have someone sit in the Jeep (while it is not running and the e-brake is on with rear wheels chocked) and turn the steering wheel from side to side a little while you look underneath for the area where the play is. My best guess is the tie rod ends are shot. I am sure that others will chime in here with more suggestions! Tie rod ends are probably the easiest part to replace. You should measure and mark the placement of the originals on the threads, so you get the new ones in as close as possible to the original location. You may need a BFH (hammer) to help persuade the originals (a little) to come off. Done this on trail repairs before and it's good enough to get you home and to a shop for a professional alignment. Try to find a local Jeeper to help... there is always one willing to help you wrench!
typical price on this I want to be sure I don't get ripped when i take it in.. thanks.
02-19-2009 10:17 PM
Fire Hart Check to make sure your Trac bar is tight. I know it sounds dumb but it might surprise you.
02-19-2009 10:09 PM
chasm Depending on how mechanically inclined you are, you may want to consider taking it to a local Jeep shop or reputable local garage... not a dealership. Your steering is a safety issue, so I wouldn't want you to screw it up and have a wreck!

Have someone sit in the Jeep (while it is not running and the e-brake is on with rear wheels chocked) and turn the steering wheel from side to side a little while you look underneath for the area where the play is. My best guess is the tie rod ends are shot. I am sure that others will chime in here with more suggestions! Tie rod ends are probably the easiest part to replace. You should measure and mark the placement of the originals on the threads, so you get the new ones in as close as possible to the original location. You may need a BFH (hammer) to help persuade the originals (a little) to come off. Done this on trail repairs before and it's good enough to get you home and to a shop for a professional alignment. Try to find a local Jeeper to help... there is always one willing to help you wrench!
02-19-2009 08:39 PM
rob1208lv
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Originally Posted by chasm View Post
Has your YJ been lifted? When a suspension lift is installed, it changes the steering geometry and makes you steering wheel alignment different. Some folks just leave it that way. Regardless, that doesn't have anything to do with the play. You need to look at all of the connections in the steering system to check for play and worn parts. Tie rod ends, bell crank, and so on. If they are dry, it may just need a little grease, but considering the age of the Jeep, it's most likely wear!
its defiantly wear, what should I do to fix it?

thanks
02-19-2009 08:26 PM
chasm Has your YJ been lifted? When a suspension lift is installed, it changes the steering geometry and makes you steering wheel alignment different. Some folks just leave it that way. Regardless, that doesn't have anything to do with the play. You need to look at all of the connections in the steering system to check for play and worn parts. Tie rod ends, bell crank, and so on. If they are dry, it may just need a little grease, but considering the age of the Jeep, it's most likely wear!
02-19-2009 04:57 PM
rob1208lv What i noticed was that It looks like the bushings are all dried out underneath and the ones on the jeep are not grease able type?? would this cause the play and make it hard to turn?? if yes any suggestions?
02-18-2009 08:17 AM
rob1208lv
a little play in my YJ

Hi the steering on my YJ has little play and the steering wheel hangs to the left a little bit like it out of alignment any ideas what could be wrong and what I should fix first? thanks

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