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post #1 of 8 Old 12-20-2011, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Steering

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I have a 1994 ZJ V8 5.2. Ever since I got it the steering has been loose. I got the tie rod, tie rod ends, track bar all replaced. I also got the steering gearbox rebuilt. After getting all these replaced the steering looseness was dramatically better. The only problem is that when I am turning at above 30 MPH the steering wheel does not come back. I have to turn the wheel back straight myself. Also It still wanders a little on the road when I am going straight. I have to constantly turn the wheel back and fourth. What could possible be causing this? Any help would be much appreciated!

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-20-2011, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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I also have got the steering stabilizer and shocks replaced.
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-20-2011, 01:45 PM
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You had a propper alignment done lately, castor, camber, toe check etc etc
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-20-2011, 01:49 PM
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-21-2011, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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The shop had told me they had done the alignment.
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-21-2011, 01:47 PM
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This problem sounds like the first and last time I had my first car serviced by any professional mechanic.

When they rebuilt your gear box they might have over torqued the adjustment screw in order to compensate for the loose front end.
Worn tires won't help in this situation either.

Get someone to turn the steering wheel back and forth, 10 o'clock then 2 o'clock positions, while you look at the steering linkages. EVERYTHING must move smoothly without wiggling or have any noticeable play.

To check the ball joints, lift each wheel off the ground, by jacking it up by the knuckle not the frame, just enough to get a big crowbar under the tire. Pull up on the crowbar, and check with your other hand, on top of the tire, for any sense of looseness. The top joint can be checked by grabbing the top and bottom of the tire, then alternately push and pull the top and bottom to see if there is any movement there.
If you find anything , your on your way to being a professional.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-21-2011, 02:08 PM
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If those parts are stock and never been changed, all of it is overdue.
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-21-2011, 04:20 PM
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try the over the center adjustment. I had your exact problems and that's what fixed it for me. check the FAQ's

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