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Unread 09-18-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
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Steering "Crunch"....

My Jeep just started making a faint "crunching" sound when I turn - sounds like it is coming from directly under the steering wheel itself in the column. Any idea what it could be? Is there an assembly of some sort to lube up or something that would break off in there? It almost sounds like something is scraping when I turn the wheel.
Thanks in advance,
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Unread 09-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #2
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There's a bearing at the top of the steering shaft user the hood, pretty simple to swap out. Sounds like urs has mayb seen better days. Does ur wheel move up and down at all or feel looser than it should?
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Unread 09-18-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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There's a bearing at the top of the steering shaft user the hood, pretty simple to swap out. Sounds like urs has mayb seen better days. Does ur wheel move up and down at all or feel looser than it should?
No looseness or movement. Just a crunch. So this bearing is under the hood? My noise is literally just under the steering wheel in the column(or at least I think it is).

Is this what you are referring to?
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/column-bearing-kit-4487696k.html (takes me to the main page when clicked on but to the product when copied and pasted... hmmmm)
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Unread 09-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #4
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/l...t-pics-741968/

This is what you are looking for. Did mine the other day about an hour or so and you need a friend to guid the steering shaft on while you reposition the gearbox in the mounts when you are done.
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