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post #76 of 92 Old 04-21-2013, 05:37 PM
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Reviving an old thread, I have a 02 TJ, I have a slight "pop" coming from the steering and a little bit of wobble in te from end when I get up to speed. I had a friend move the wheel back and forth while I looked for play in the suspension, found that the steering shaft where it connects into the steering gear box is popping. Does this mean I need to change that bearing/seal? I looks like it is leaking a small amount of fluid.

Other than that there is no whining and the steering isnt difficult to turn.

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post #77 of 92 Old 04-22-2013, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Seems to me you need to have your steering box overhauled or replace the seals. Specially if there is fluid leaking, the bearing is at the top of the shaft near the firewall, however if you do remove the shaft it may be a good opportunity to change the bearing as well. Good luck!


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post #78 of 92 Old 08-24-2013, 11:29 AM
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cheapest I found

in case anyone is currently looking for this part

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221229582330...S:1120&vxp=mtr
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post #79 of 92 Old 05-04-2014, 08:22 PM
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I've had these instructions and my new bearing sitting on my workbench for at least a year now. I finally did the install today. Thanks a bunch for this write up with pictures - it was very helpful!

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post #80 of 92 Old 05-05-2014, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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I've had these instructions and my new bearing sitting on my workbench for at least a year now. I finally did the install today. Thanks a bunch for this write up with pictures - it was very helpful!
You're welcome!


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post #81 of 92 Old 05-23-2014, 10:26 AM
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Thanks Fernando for the great write-up,changed mine this morning.You made it a simple job by reading your write-up.I did not have an extra set of hands so I had to build me i little platform to move the steering box.thanks again,yjmcb

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post #82 of 92 Old 05-29-2014, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Fernando for the great write-up,changed mine this morning.You made it a simple job by reading your write-up.I did not have an extra set of hands so I had to build me i little platform to move the steering box.thanks again,yjmcb
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post #83 of 92 Old 06-16-2014, 06:26 AM
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Great write up !

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post #84 of 92 Old 11-19-2015, 10:51 AM
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Thanks a lot

After replacing the gearbox twice, changing all tie-rods, changed the power and more, all I had left to change was the lower steering shaft (I believed) until I read your thread.

Ordered the $25.00 part, replaced it, and my 95 Jeep steers like new now!!!

So before you start playing with the gearbox adjustment screw, just check this bearing and it might save you a lot of money, trust me!

My old plastic retainer was cracked and the bearing was loose, followed the easy instructions on this write up and back to Jeeping!!!!
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post #85 of 92 Old 11-19-2015, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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After replacing the gearbox twice, changing all tie-rods, changed the power and more, all I had left to change was the lower steering shaft (I believed) until I read your thread.

Ordered the $25.00 part, replaced it, and my 95 Jeep steers like new now!!!

So before you start playing with the gearbox adjustment screw, just check this bearing and it might save you a lot of money, trust me!

My old plastic retainer was cracked and the bearing was loose, followed the easy instructions on this write up and back to Jeeping!!!!
Awesome! I'm glad this thread helped so many, such a small part is easy to overlook.


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post #86 of 92 Old 04-28-2016, 01:21 PM
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Smooth sailing up until the point of the bearing not wanting to come off, it is spinning but still being held on by what I am hoping to be just remaining pieces from the bearing. Hopefully a dremel sorts this out. I am assuming that all YJs from 87-95 have smooth ends and not some permanent fixture put on later to hold the bearing in? Mine is a 95. Anyways, off to get a dremel to give that a try.
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Smooth sailing up until the point of the bearing not wanting to come off, it is spinning but still being held on by what I am hoping to be just remaining pieces from the bearing. Hopefully a dremel sorts this out. I am assuming that all YJs from 87-95 have smooth ends and not some permanent fixture put on later to hold the bearing in? Mine is a 95. Anyways, off to get a dremel to give that a try.
I was able to grab mine with a little vice grips and just tear it off.
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post #88 of 92 Old 04-28-2016, 02:47 PM
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Was prying a bit with mine, but seemed as though I was gonna wreck something so hitting up the dremel as soon as I finish up supper and will post how she goes.
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post #89 of 92 Old 04-28-2016, 03:27 PM
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Got it! Dremel worked liked a dream, the bearing was pretty near welded to the shaft. Now to throw er in and see how that goes.
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post #90 of 92 Old 04-28-2016, 05:19 PM
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Bearing in! Had to tap the back of a socket with a hammer, not hard though to get it to go, thanks for the write up.
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