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Unread 04-21-2013, 06:37 PM   #76
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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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Unread 04-22-2013, 11:03 AM   #77
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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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Unread 08-24-2013, 12:29 PM   #78
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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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Unread 05-04-2014, 09:22 PM   #79
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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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Unread 05-05-2014, 10:43 AM   #80
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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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Unread 05-23-2014, 11:26 AM   #81
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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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Unread 05-29-2014, 04:43 PM   #82
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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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Unread 06-16-2014, 07:26 AM   #83
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Great write up !
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