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Unread 09-26-2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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Fine vibration in steering wheel

My stock 95 YJ 4cyl 5-speed has a lot of fine vibration in the steering wheel at any speed over 20mph (in 2wd). It's always there and nothing seems to make it worse other than engine rpms. Any ideas on what I could do to fix it? I put on one of those gel steering wheel covers which helps a little.

This jeep runs straight with no problems up to 70mph.

My old CJ7 didnt vibrate like this.

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Unread 09-26-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
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motor mounts?
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Unread 12-30-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
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I replaced the motor mounts on the jeep and still have a lot of vibration but it feels different, hard to describe but still there. The left rubber motor mount was broken in half and the right was torn about halfway across.

I also installed a Borgeson steering shaft with vibration reducer and that helped a little.

On the road the vibes go away if I push in the clutch and let the engine coast and almost is completely gone until I give it gas. Next I guess I'll change out the transmission mount, and I ordered a new steering damper.
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I replaced the motor mounts on the jeep and still have a lot of vibration but it feels different, hard to describe but still there. The left rubber motor mount was broken in half and the right was torn about halfway across.

I also installed a Borgeson steering shaft with vibration reducer and that helped a little.

On the road the vibes go away if I push in the clutch and let the engine coast and almost is completely gone until I give it gas. Next I guess I'll change out the transmission mount, and I ordered a new steering damper.
My guess was maybe the tranny mount. Its weird that you feel it only through the steering wheel though.. puzzling.
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Unread 12-30-2011, 11:28 PM   #5
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My guess was maybe the tranny mount. Its weird that you feel it only through the steering wheel though.. puzzling.
The body does shake, but maybe it didn't seem to be a problem in my mind when I started the post so I didn't mention it. I'll bet that would have helped you guys diognose it.

The Borgeson steering shaft did help tighten up some of the slop I had in the wheel.
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Unread 12-31-2011, 05:53 AM   #6
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Its just the "massage feature"

Mine gives you a good backrub too, kinda nice after a day of ruff off road .
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