Drove it to North Richland Hills (a drive of about 25 miles) to pick up a bike for a project I'm working on. About 15 miles in, my new steering damper let go and I was wobbling all over the place. She wouldn't stay steady for longer than 500 feet. On top of that, my cooling system decided it didn't work as well as it needed to and the Jeep started running hot. I was able to keep it from overheating, through tactical use of the heater, but that shouldn't be happening. Also, whenever the temperature exceeds 215, the oil pressure drops to 0 at idle. Like, not 10, not 15, 0. Gotta look into that.
And then, all the wobbling tore up one of my swaybar link balljoints and the boots on both the knuckle ball joints have split.
So I'm basically looking at doing a full steering overhaul. New bushings for everything, new drag link, new tie rod, upsized track bar, new steering damper, all on top of the new steering box and inner tie rod end I put in. So I'm looking at a bit over $500 for all the stuff I need and want to do, all told. And then, of course, fixing the alignment. I've got 2.25" of lift, any suggestions for additional front suspension and steering type parts I might want to throw in while I'm blowing my last red cent?
1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited
2016 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Edition
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