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Unread 09-21-2011, 04:39 PM   #1
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PSC Steering Box - Too Tight?

I just had a new PSC steering box put on my 2000 XJ.

I had decent steering wander before, and that is totally gone now.

Now my problem is that the steering wheel is a little harder
to turn, and wherever I point the wheels, is where the steering stays.

Normally, a vehicle will try to track straight and will just readjust somewhat
after turning the wheel. My XJ no longer does that, so I have to make a ton of corrections all the time.

Do y'all have any suggestions? Do I need a stronger steering pump?



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Unread 09-21-2011, 05:26 PM   #2
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Did you bleed the box after installing?
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Unread 09-21-2011, 06:39 PM   #3
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Well, I had it at the shop for a transmission flush, and since I am hard at it rebuilding my CJ, I just took the box to them to let them do it.

I assume they did a good job. They have done great work for me in the past.
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Unread 09-21-2011, 07:09 PM   #4
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From doing more research, looks like I am not the first person to have this problem.

Seems like I may need to adjust the steering box using the adjustment screw on top.

I have this box on my XJ now: SG251 PSC Gear box

This is a great writeup on what I think I need to do: Steering Gear Box Adjustment
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I adjusted the screw a little last night. Seemed to help, but not enough. Jeep still won't self-center.

I'll work on it more this weekend.
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Unread 09-24-2011, 10:11 PM   #6
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Loosened the screw a little more. Steering is noticeably better. Tolerable now, but I may tweak it a little more.

I must have not put the fan back in right though, cause when the AC kicks on, I get a vibration in the jeep. I had no time to even lift the hood to troubleshoot tonight (home with a sick little boy). So, hopefully tomorrow.
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It's a Jeep thing, I don't even understand it sometimes.
1981 CJ-7, AMC 360 bored .30 over, Edelbrock Intake, Edelbrock Cam, Edelbrock Double Roller Timing Chain, Holly 650 truck avenger carb, Flowcooler water pump. '97 Dodge 4wd Std NV4500. D300 Twin Sticked. Corbeau Seats, Custom Dash with Autometer guages, Electronic Speedo, all stainless hardware, Outlaw II Wheels, BFG AT 33" Tires, Flex-A-Lite Dual Electric Fan, AGR steering box, Borgeson steering shaft, ididit tilt column, Mean Green Starter, Tuffy console, poly gas tank, handmade rear bumper, cheap radio and speakers.

2000 XJ - HO 4.0L, 245/75R16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs. PSC gearbox. IRO Double Shear Trackbar. New headliner. IRO Hack & Tap SYE. IRO adjustable UCA & LCA, RE 3.5" lift, Bilstein 5100 shocks, JKS Quick Disconnects. Future mod: OTK steering, lockers, FIPK, rock sliders, JCR Bumpers, rear storage, high pinion rear (3.55), frame reinforcement, hood louvers, rack lighting.
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