My wife's boss has an 88 YJ. We were talking Jeep at the last company party and he said that he has a problem with his steering wheel. It will wiggle back and forth and he said that it will steer itself while he's going down the road.
My first thought was that it was his 1" lift shackles. But he said that it will wiggle even when it's parked. It's a tilt column if that makes any difference. Is there anything that might have come loose in there? And if so how should he go about fixing it?
I told him I'd post here on JF and see if anyone could help him out. Thanks...
So just pull the horn cap off and look for 3 screws/bolts to tighten?
Its a little more involved than this. First you have to remove the steering wheel, then the lock plate then behind that is the turn signal cam( its a big white plastic assembly) this has to be removed then behind that is the 3 screws some are phillips some are torx tighten these up and it should solve the problem. Pay real close attention to how things come apart there are a lot little parts in there and they need to go back in exactly how they came out otherwise the turn signals wont cancel on their own and the wheel will remain floppy.
First thing I would do is check the steering gear box. Mine has about 2 inches of play when parked and off and I can watch the shaft move but the pitman arm doesn't. Also check out where the gear box mounts to the frame. might be some problems there.