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post #1 of 6 Old 08-20-2017, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Steering issue 87 YJ

I've got a nicely redone YJ just bought from AZ He did a great job but the steering wheel seems to slip occasionally. I looked at the column to see if there was a loose joint that could slip but it appears that the column isn't round, it's oval so I don't see how it could slip. The box is tight and responds fine. My biggest problem is I can't get it to happen with it parked, it will only do it while driving and that a little dangerous when the wheel is slipping a 1/4 turn sometimes when making a tight turn. Any other idea?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-21-2017, 05:00 AM
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slip?

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-21-2017, 05:07 AM
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Do you have a steering wheel cover?
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-21-2017, 06:29 PM
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Describe this "slip" in more detail.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-22-2017, 08:55 AM
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Check the bottom at the shaft/gearbox connection. On mine the builder never tightened the bolt enough, and it wore the teeth off the input shaft and the clamp on the lower shaft, only thing really working to provide alignment was the alignment flat.
I was looking into rebuilding mine, but ended up getting a parts jeep with good steering so never did find out if you can get the input shaft.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-22-2017, 03:44 PM
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by slip, are you meaning bump steer? here is a video, starts at 33 seconds

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