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post #1 of 8 Old 01-20-2011, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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When i turn my steering wheel back and fourth it sounds like there is a popping noise

When i go around corners it either sounds like my steering box is popping or clunking and i can't figure it out.

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-20-2011, 06:52 PM
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You are going to have to get a friend to move the steering wheel while you look under and try to find out what it is. Could be steering box, loose shackles, loose u-bolts, tie rod ends, there are lots of things that can wear.

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post #3 of 8 Old 01-20-2011, 08:25 PM
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could be the frame flexing at the steering box and getting ready to break off... ask me how I know..

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I think the little universal joints on the lower steering shaft would be the first thing to check. The U joints are not available. The entire shaft has to be replaced. But, the other possibbilities already mentioned are quite possible also.

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LOL Come see all my YJ's, first off......... Check the frame around the steering box. I see soemone else knows from experience as well! LOL
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I had that happen sometimes especially when it was wet out. Ended up being one of the front springs shifting (millitary wrap).
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-20-2011, 09:16 PM
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Have someone watch the steering as it is steered side to side to have the noise occur as you watch from the front. Agree with 93jeepyj. Watch the spring loop in the bushing. What can happen is the grease dries up in the bushing, and it starts to grip the collar, then stops sliding, but pops and moves under pressure when steering. This is something I have had personal experience with, and have had happen to me. It makes quite a popping noise, and you can feel the shift a little sometimes after the pop. watch the bushings real close when the noise happens, if the spring moves a little at the same time in the bushing, that could very well be what it is. You need to grease the bushings. I have also heard of popping noises from a bad steering dampener, but that has never happened to me personally. But obviously, it could be many things as mentioned.

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post #8 of 8 Old 01-20-2011, 10:15 PM
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I had that happen sometimes especially when it was wet out. Ended up being one of the front springs shifting (millitary wrap).
Mine does this to.

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