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post #1 of 16 Old 04-10-2007, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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New Jeep, New to the Boards.

I just bought a 1995 Wrangler, 4x4, 5 speed, with 140,000 miles.

Its a little rusted out but I plain on painting it flat black.

I just bought some new rims, that I plain on painting black as well, tomorrow.

Definately needs some cleaning up.

Im having some issues with the steering tough.

It has power steering but the steering is really really tight like you have to use 2 hands to move it almost.

Underneath there is a ripped boot.....dont know if that would have anything to do with it.

Anyways, just wanted to say hi and see if I could get a little input.

If anyone has before and after pics, it would be some inspiration for what my little rust hole could be......haha

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post #2 of 16 Old 04-10-2007, 11:23 PM
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Not sure what boot it is that has the rip. Maybe it's the steering stabilizer boot which could be an issue.

EG: If the steering stabilizer was tweeked bad enough (bent/frozen/fubar etc) this could cause some binding in the steering system.

Could you try to explain which boot this is that has the rip?
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post #3 of 16 Old 04-10-2007, 11:32 PM
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here is your inspiration mate.......
as i got it @1 yr ago.....2.5/5 speed, rusted pos.
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2nd frame off, this time using a new frame, and a chevy 4.3/700r4 tranny...
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as it sits now, on 37's, bored 4.3 chevy, soa, and a full home made roll cage out of dom tubing...
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you can follow the build up in the link in my sig, the 4.3 swap one.... also made a full roll cage as mentioned above, there will be a thread on it also somewhere on here...
feel free to give me a shout if you run into any problems,but please please get a haynes/chilton manual asap!

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Not sure what boot it is that has the rip. Maybe it's the steering stabilizer boot which could be an issue.

EG: If the steering stabilizer was tweeked bad enough (bent/frozen/fubar etc) this could cause some binding in the steering system.

Could you try to explain which boot this is that has the rip?
Steering stabilizer is it.....

The steering is REALLY tight.

Its like the power steering isnt even there.

Maybe the pump went out?
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post #5 of 16 Old 04-10-2007, 11:47 PM
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here is your inspiration mate.......
as i got it @1 yr ago.....2.5/5 speed, rusted pos.
Attachment 29587
2nd frame off, this time using a new frame, and a chevy 4.3/700r4 tranny...
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as it sits now, on 37's, bored 4.3 chevy, soa, and a full home made roll cage out of dom tubing...
Attachment 29586
you can follow the build up in the link in my sig, the 4.3 swap one.... also made a full roll cage as mentioned above, there will be a thread on it also somewhere on here...
feel free to give me a shout if you run into any problems,but please please get a haynes/chilton manual asap!

good luck
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I love your jeep. Def some inspiration for my 2.5L.

To the OP, good luck with it, remember:

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post #6 of 16 Old 04-10-2007, 11:51 PM
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Disconnect the stabilizer, then check your steering, if the jeep steers easier, you found your problem, also, did you check the fluid in the pump?

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post #8 of 16 Old 04-10-2007, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Disconnect the stabilizer, then check your steering, if the jeep steers easier, you found your problem, also, did you check the fluid in the pump?

Mike
I bought the Jeep off my dad, and he said it leaked like mad.

If you constantly added fluid the power steering would work he said.....haha
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post #9 of 16 Old 04-11-2007, 07:29 AM
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I bought the Jeep off my dad, and he said it leaked like mad.

If you constantly added fluid the power steering would work he said.....haha

A HA, theres your problem! Sounds like your power steering pump needs to be replaced, or at least resealed. I would go add some power steering fluid and see if that changes it. IF so, then you found your culprit.

BTW, welcome to the forum and pictures help alot. www.photobucket.com and link your pics to the thread.


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post #11 of 16 Old 04-11-2007, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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A HA, theres your problem! Sounds like your power steering pump needs to be replaced, or at least resealed. I would go add some power steering fluid and see if that changes it. IF so, then you found your culprit.

BTW, welcome to the forum and pictures help alot. www.photobucket.com and link your pics to the thread.
Im gonna try some power steering fluid then report back.

Do you know how much a new pump is roughly?
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Im gonna try some power steering fluid then report back.

Do you know how much a new pump is roughly?

Search you local parts stores but I found for a 95 at advance auto parts you can get one for around $80 bucks, 4 or 6 banger.


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welcome..... good luck with it...

like it was said before, Just Empty Every Pocket...

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Yep welcome the the club. Lots of good people and info on this board.

Try to get some pics up
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post #15 of 16 Old 04-11-2007, 08:26 PM
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here is your inspiration mate.......
as i got it @1 yr ago.....2.5/5 speed, rusted pos.
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good luck
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Martin, your Jeep hardly looks like a 'rusted pos' in that photo ..

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