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Old 09-08-2009, 12:44 PM
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tight steering whats the problem? Help

the other day I noticed that when I turn either direction I get a tightness at a certain point and then it lets go. Almost like it feels like the rack. But I was talkin to my friend down at Napa and he said it might be the U joints? Is he talkin about the U joints from the case to the front axle? In the front drive shaft? Any ideas? Also any pointers for where to start on replacing stuff to get ready for 33 by 16 tires would be helpfull. I know the obvious things like tie rod ends and ball joints but what else. Sye is going in as soon as I can afford. I have to many things going through my head for this one post. Ill add another soon.

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I want to do this right the first time. Instead of being another horror story. I want to make it all heavy duty and then go bigger and taller. Instead of the ever popular Go bigger and taller and have all the stock gear fail. And then just sit and scratch my head. LOL

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no theirs a u joint in the front axle out by the hub assembly and that could be ur prob after awhile they wear out and start to make noise i have one right now thats acting goffy and needs to be changed if that is ur prob
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ive been looking through my books to see the diagram brakedown but am having no luck
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look in the faq section on the forums theirs a walk through about the front hub disassembley u should be able to get a look at the u joint their
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does it do it while you're sitting still? i've never felt an axle ujoint cause steering bind like that.

sounds like a bent steering stabilizer to me (if it does it at the same spot everytime)
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the stabilizer I have on there is about fifty thousand miles old. Before I started spinning wrenches for my self. It does look on the hammered side of things. If thats the problem is there the possibility that absolutely nothing is wrong with my U joint? lol
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yup. i'm not discounting whoever told you the ujoint thing, i just dont personally see how one would affect the other (steering and ujoint). take the stabilizer off and see if it goes away. i bent mine and chunked it some time ago. in fact, that was the 2nd or 3rd one on the jeep.
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look at quadratec. they have a pretty good breakdown.
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thanks. The problem is I dont have alot of general automotive knowledge so I dont know what one would have to do with the other either. I'll learn sooner or later though Im sure. P. S. I have a 92 4.o liter

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