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Unread 02-09-2011, 10:15 PM   #16
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Great thread! This is exactly what I was looking for in terms of tightening up the steering. About how long did it take for you to do this?

This is beyond my skill range but I have a friend with a shop

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Unread 02-10-2011, 04:05 AM   #17
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Great thread! This is exactly what I was looking for in terms of tightening up the steering. About how long did it take for you to do this?

This is beyond my skill range but I have a friend with a shop
Op said 2 hour job in his post, and if you have a friend with a shop see if you can watch, maybe you'll learn something interesting.
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Unread 02-10-2011, 01:34 PM   #18
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Op said 2 hour job in his post, and if you have a friend with a shop see if you can watch, maybe you'll learn something interesting.
Thanks, I missed that part. Yea and maybe if I help him he'll charge me less too
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Unread 02-10-2011, 07:34 PM   #19
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Great writeup
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Unread 02-14-2011, 10:05 AM   #20
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Just want to make sure before I pull the steering box out; the adjustment procedure is the same for a 1994 (I see you have a 1996), right?
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Unread 02-14-2011, 11:54 AM   #21
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Just want to make sure before I pull the steering box out; the adjustment procedure is the same for a 1994 (I see you have a 1996), right?

Yep
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Unread 02-20-2011, 04:42 PM   #22
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thanks harry im going to try it i have 6 inch lift on 95 wandering alot changed track bars change alot of parts 3 alinements and the same. Hope it works
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Unread 02-26-2011, 11:11 AM   #23
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Does anyone know the size of the nut on the steering box arm? My biggest socket is a 32mm and it wouldn't fit on there but was close.
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Unread 02-27-2011, 11:15 AM   #24
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My ZJ is all over the place. The reman box from NAPA stayed tight for about a month.

I may attempt this project today. Also, I'll be installing a brand new AC Delco pump and a used Mopar tranny cooler as a PS cooler.
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Unread 02-27-2011, 05:49 PM   #25
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Well, I've read this thread twice. After snugging the preload:


Yard says back off 13mm per the FSM

The TSM says back off 9mm

The notes at the bottom of the TSM say back off 3-5mm


any thoughts on this discrepancy?
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Unread 02-27-2011, 06:39 PM   #26
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Well, I've read this thread twice. After snugging the preload:


Yard says back off 13mm per the FSM

The TSM says back off 9mm

The notes at the bottom of the TSM say back off 3-5mm


any thoughts on this discrepancy?
Yeah, I saw that too. Are you using the TSB for the dodge truck? I went with the FSM because the TSB I found (and that which has been posted on this forum many times) is for a dodge pickup. So FSM wins. Although I had the same question.

So far so good though, the Adjustments are still proving to have helped the steering. My wife says its a pleasure to drive now.

Yard

edit: see, I was thinking the same thing, posted this back in January. FSM vs TSB
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Unread 02-27-2011, 07:02 PM   #27
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Does anyone know the size of the nut on the steering box arm? My biggest socket is a 32mm and it wouldn't fit on there but was close.
Youre just shy, its 33mm for the pitman arm nut.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 07:35 AM   #28
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the allen screw is the adjuster and the nut is the lock right?
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Unread 06-28-2011, 05:46 PM   #29
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Yes , the hex screw adjusts , the nut tightens it .



Andy , if you look up the specs on the 98 model year Grand Cherokee's , you would see the 98 FSM states 10mm . I would consider this the updated spec as the boxes are the same .
I adjust all mine to 10 mm
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Unread 09-12-2011, 03:24 PM   #30
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I opted to do try this while the box is still in, doing the over the center adjustment by tightening adjusting in small increments, it definetly helped but i believe my box is on her way out as the adjusting screw is bottomed out and she never made a hint of binding
maybe it had already been adjusted previously.
i am not returning to center well so im guessing just to back the bearing preload off a bit? sound right?
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