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Old 06-09-2011, 11:48 PM
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94' yj - where to buy new steering column?

I just picked up my first YJ and new to the jeep world, its a fantastic jeep aside from needing to replace two things im having troubles finding. I need a new steering column with or without tilt it does not matter for an automatic "dont worry the auto is going in the near future when I swap motors", but for now I need a new column and a buddy of mine told me where the driveshaft goes to the pumpkin near the transmission its aparently cracked and can see the gears inside,he said thats going to effect my 4X4,anyone know what hes talking about or where I can purchase that part? I dont know if hes talking about the drive shaft or the U joint

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Old 06-10-2011, 01:02 AM
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I just wanted to add, I was told the steering column had to be replaced due to bad bushings/bearings inside the steering column which is allowing for 1-2" of play in the steering wheel causing alot of slop,would a near steering gear fix this problem?

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Old 06-11-2011, 11:28 AM   #3

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finding a new steering column is a PITA. the only place i was successful was ebay, and the seller was a complete douche...

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Old 06-11-2011, 08:16 PM   #4
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You have a diff crack and you can visibly see your gears? So you aren't driving it? I had a cracked diff yoke. But not sure. If u can get a pic maybe well be able to get more indepth. Have you checked your drag link adjustment up front? My old xj had a ton of slop from it being adjusted all wrong.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:50 AM
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here's the drag link located? No I'm not driving the car now my mech told me its the drive shaft that runs to the pumpkin in the rear near the transmission? Aparently this shaft runs from the transmission to the rear driveshaft and the car will drive in 2wd but not 4wd?

And it's deffinately the steering column o need to replace the bearings/bushings or buy a whole new column
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:47 PM   #6
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The column can be rebuilt for a fraction of the cost of replacing. But it sounds like you are a bit green when it comes to working on vehicles, so I would not attempt this yourself. Either rebuilding or replacing, removing the steering column is a major undertaking best left to someone who knows what he's doing.
Also, what you are saying about the drive shaft and pumpkin makes no sense. The Wrangler YJ has only two drive shafts. One going to the front of the vehicle and one going to the rear. The rear shaft gives you 2 wheel drive and the front shaft gives you 4 wheel drive. The pumpkins are located on the axles. The Transmission is directly under and between the front seats. Attached to that is a Transfer Case which controls both drive shafts. Let us know exactly what is cracked and we can help.

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