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post #16 of 94 Old 03-11-2008, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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It was done on power steering.
I don't know about manual steering.

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It was done on power steering.
I don't know about manual steering.
it's the same for no power steering.
i did this to my jeep when i got it. no more huge dead spot in the steering.
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Thanks i got off my butt and checked it.
Did the repair job and now I only have about 45* degrees of play. Before there was about 180*degrees play
How far down should the adjustment screw go down. To get the result ^, I had to move it down alot. 2 threads of the locking nut is showing.
I bought my first Jeep yesterday and expected to spend $200-$300 on a new gearbox so THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
There is a rebuild kit for around $75 will that fix it?

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I don't have the factory service manual infront of me, if that information is even contained in there.
How much it moves depends on if the previous owner moved it/ how far out it is.
There is a point where you should just replace the steering box. Where that is, I honestly don't know.
Mr B, who posted earlier in the thread had to turn his manual box 1 and a half turns.
The rebuild kit, is it just the seals, or does it include all new gears and the like?
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Also my Lower Steering Column bearing is shot. I need to find a good cheap replacement.

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w...steeringyj.jpg

^ thats the parts in the kit

heres the quadratec link:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...0&submit=Go%21

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I went and did a little digging in the cj section, since the rebuild kit is for cj's too and i found this
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...ng+box+rebuild

You may just want to put the 75 towards a already rebuilt one, its halfway there anyway
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Good writeup. Common knowledge to me but I've never seen it here and I'm sure it'll help others. When I was a tech at the Jeep dealer, I was taught to do this to every Jeep prior to aligning it.

This is probably the most detailed thread I've seen on rebuilding the box
http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=20532
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that thread talks about power steering leaking.

but ill deff. be keeping my eye out for a good used or reman one. Thanks, SOS

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Thanks i got off my butt and checked it.
Did the repair job and now I only have about 45* degrees of play. Before there was about 180*degrees play
How far down should the adjustment screw go down. To get the result ^, I had to move it down alot. 2 threads of the locking nut is showing.
I bought my first Jeep yesterday and expected to spend $200-$300 on a new gearbox so THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
There is a rebuild kit for around $75 will that fix it?
Sounds like you need a new gearbox anyway. You shouldn't still have that much play. Mine was a manual too. You should look into converting to power steering. For about $300 you could buy rebuilt parts, new hoses, a polley, and a new belt. You'll never regret it.

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Thanks i bought the YJ for my GF and im sure she would love it. ( $300 for junkyard PS kit ? )

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Brilliant! I didn't have to remove the plastic support bar. I have left it a little loose as I am afraid of getting it too tight. But what a difference. Thanks!
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Good stuff!!! I just did this to my TJ after reading this write up, took me all of 15mins. Thanks for the write up and thank you JF for a great search engine

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post #29 of 94 Old 10-09-2008, 11:20 AM
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Bump. Did this today to fix my loose steering. Ended up doing a full 1/4 turn and she was good to go. I did not need to remove the brake line support bracket thing. A deepwell socket fit right over and rubbed against the bracket.

Also for the allen tool, I used a 4.5mm, it may be 3/16 but mine was awol when I went to get it out of the toolbox.


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post #30 of 94 Old 10-09-2008, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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update on mine:
I ended up replacing the steering gear box.
When i adjusted mine, it wouldnt return fully to center after i turned. Actually, i could turn the wheel, take my hand off of it and it would remain there around the corner.
I put the new one in and it returns to center and drive great. There is still a little bit of play but it is somewhere else in my steering.
When i replaced it, i put a transmission cooler inline with the power steering to cool off the power steering. The reason mine failed the first time was that i overheated the fluid on the trail.
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