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05-06-2013 11:55 AM
Oldguy Okay, see you in a bit.
05-06-2013 11:34 AM
BrianTG Running behind Ed. 11:30 is the goal.
05-06-2013 10:17 AM
BrianTG Ed. Heading up in the next 30-45. So see ya around 10-10:30.
05-03-2013 04:38 PM
BrianTG Monday is the designated jeep day at the moment.
05-03-2013 04:14 PM
Oldguy Okay, get up when you can. Or I'll be down in the springs next week, maybe we can hook up then.
05-03-2013 09:50 AM
BrianTG Yeah I believe mine has on. Ed, not gonna make it today. Work.
05-03-2013 09:26 AM
G-Rocc
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No lock washer. Ill send you my address in a pm. Thanks hopefully that helps.
Thanks Ed, you aren't nearly as bad of a guy as everyone else says...

This all does make me wonder why the original shop that installed my lift would replace a lock washer for a standard washer that intern costs me about $100 to fix once the screw up really manifests into a broken part. Brian, you might need that lick washer too if said shop installed your lift as well.
05-02-2013 07:25 PM
G-Rocc
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I didn't think it would be like you to let something like that slide. Do you have one of those gigantic lock washers between the nut and the arm? Probably wouldn't stay put without one. If you need one I have an extra. Let me know and I'll mail it to you.
No lock washer. Ill send you my address in a pm. Thanks hopefully that helps.
05-02-2013 04:12 PM
Oldguy
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Originally Posted by G-Rocc View Post
Already replaced mine. The only problem I have now is keeping that nut on. Splines on the sector were good. Just speaking from past experience and helping others to learn from my problems.
I didn't think it would be like you to let something like that slide. Do you have one of those gigantic lock washers between the nut and the arm? Probably wouldn't stay put without one. If you need one I have an extra. Let me know and I'll mail it to you.
05-02-2013 04:08 PM
Oldguy That's fine. Just let me know.
05-01-2013 10:44 PM
BrianTG Ed. I may come up on Friday after 3 if that's ok. Think the roads will be better.
05-01-2013 10:20 PM
G-Rocc
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Rocc, you need a new pitman arm. Period. And you'd better check the splines on the sector shaft.
Already replaced mine. The only problem I have now is keeping that nut on. Splines on the sector were good. Just speaking from past experience and helping others to learn from my problems.
05-01-2013 09:12 PM
Oldguy
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Brian, you should post up a pic of the arm when you get it off. Mine looked really bad and I blame it on Chinaman gulch's rock pile and that nut being loose. That might have been what did you in as well.

Not to hijack the thread but I constantly have to tighten that nut now, does anyone think that it is ok to lock tight it on?
Rocc, you need a new pitman arm. Period. And you'd better check the splines on the sector shaft.
05-01-2013 11:18 AM
BrianTG I will G.


I've also noticed that since we tightened everything up the dead spot is much smaller.
05-01-2013 10:39 AM
Sinister6
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Originally Posted by G-Rocc View Post
Brian, you should post up a pic of the arm when you get it off. Mine looked really bad and I blame it on Chinaman gulch's rock pile and that nut being loose. That might have been what did you in as well.

Not to hijack the thread but I constantly have to tighten that nut now, does anyone think that it is ok to lock tight it on?
You should have a Lock washer on it? Try Teflon tape...it should help keep it tight without the negatives of lock tight.
05-01-2013 09:44 AM
G-Rocc Brian, you should post up a pic of the arm when you get it off. Mine looked really bad and I blame it on Chinaman gulch's rock pile and that nut being loose. That might have been what did you in as well.

Not to hijack the thread but I constantly have to tighten that nut now, does anyone think that it is ok to lock tight it on?
05-01-2013 07:03 AM
Oldguy That works, see you then.
05-01-2013 12:40 AM
BrianTG Thursday afternoon after 3?
04-30-2013 08:37 PM
Oldguy
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I'll prolly be up there to get it Ed.
Just give me a holler when you come to make sure I'm here. I am more or less living in the garage right now but I do drag myself away on occasion...
04-30-2013 10:43 AM
jeepndon
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Update. The pitman arm seems to be the issue. John helped me out and we torqued everything down. It helped but didn't fix it.

Gonna look at the pitman options today and go from there.

Ball joints and TREs seem fine.

If its deemed to not be the pitman arm then I will likely do a swap.
Good luck hope it is just that
04-30-2013 12:34 AM
BrianTG I'll prolly be up there to get it Ed.
04-29-2013 10:17 PM
Oldguy If it turns out the pitman arm is toast I have a new dropped arm that I am not going to be using. Part of it could be the taper for the tre is worn out of round.
04-29-2013 10:16 AM
BrianTG Update. The pitman arm seems to be the issue. John helped me out and we torqued everything down. It helped but didn't fix it.

Gonna look at the pitman options today and go from there.

Ball joints and TREs seem fine.

If its deemed to not be the pitman arm then I will likely do a swap.
04-29-2013 09:45 AM
jeepndon
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Originally Posted by YJ325i View Post
Brian, there is an adjustment nut on the steering box that will tighten/loosen the 12:00 freelplay. I dont have a pix at this moment , did the box that the str gear came in, come with any instructions by chance. I am going to look for a link for a pix.
Your talking a quarter of steering movement the steering wheel moves from 12 to about 2:30 or 3 thats a HUGE amount of movement before you feel the wheels start to do something. The adjuster but does not take out that much play it is more of a fine tuner nut. If it where something with a part on the front end with that much play it would be obvious!
04-28-2013 11:11 PM
YJ325i How To: Adjust Steering Gear Box Play - YouTube does yours look like this
04-28-2013 11:07 PM
YJ325i Brian, there is an adjustment nut on the steering box that will tighten/loosen the 12:00 freelplay. I dont have a pix at this moment , did the box that the str gear came in, come with any instructions by chance. I am going to look for a link for a pix.
04-28-2013 10:48 AM
jeepndon
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I am going to laugh my ass off if you swap boxes and the problem follows. You have torqued nothing, you have no idea if anything is stripped on the pitman arm. Whatever...
If its the pitman arm then he will see that before he replaces it.
04-28-2013 10:47 AM
jeepndon
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I am going to laugh my ass off if you swap boxes and the problem follows. You have torqued nothing, you have no idea if anything is stripped on the pitman arm. Whatever...
I had the same exact issue with my 99 tj same movement when turning right it would not engage the wheels till about three on the wheel, I replaced the box and found the problem to remain. I then ended up replacing everything on the front end hubs, steering linkage from curry, ball joints, ujoints, about $1500 in parts. I still had the same issue nothing changed. I then decided to return the old replacement one and upgrade to the Durango box and that's when the problem went bye bye. Steering was so tight and it was a great relief to drive down the road without white kuckleing it.
04-27-2013 10:44 PM
Sinister6
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I am going to laugh my ass off if you swap boxes and the problem follows. You have torqued nothing, you have no idea if anything is stripped on the pitman arm. Whatever...
04-27-2013 09:57 PM
Oldguy I am going to laugh my ass off if you swap boxes and the problem follows. You have torqued nothing, you have no idea if anything is stripped on the pitman arm. Whatever...
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