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loose steering

Unread postby Bad Andy » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:01 pm

on my 94 yj the steering seems a little loose. turn the wheel alittle before the wheels turn. can it be the gear box? or can it be adjusted with an alignment. :scratching: there is power steering fluid leaking slowly from there. any help will be graet. thanks
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Unread postby hayseed » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:25 pm

First thing to do is get someone to rock the steering wheel back and forth while you lay under the front and look for any slop in the tierod ends also look at the output shaft on the steering box if it has any sideways movement then it may need rebuilt
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Unread postby Toyman1994 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:16 am

like John said, with a buddy moving the steering wheel, follow the steering components starting at the steering shaft going to the box and see where the movement stops. It'll be pretty easy to spot.
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Unread postby Bad Andy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:06 am

thanks guys
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Unread postby Bad Andy » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:34 pm

i did what you guys suggested and there is alot of play in the tie rod ends and it seems to roll back and forth a little bit when the steering wheel is moved side to side right before the wheels begin to turn. i will see if i can post a short video of it tomorrow. that way you guys can see what i meen by rolling back and forth.:wtf: what should i replace the tie rod ends? the whole tie rod? tie rod and drag link? any suggestion will help. :scratching: thanks
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Unread postby Toyman1994 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:49 pm

no just tie rod ends and you should be fine from the sounds of it :thumb:
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