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Unread 09-13-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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ZJ steering problems

So my jeep has been giving me some problems lately. the steering has been creaking when i turn the wheel both left and right. Its also been wobbling a little bit when Im driving. It starts anywhere between 40 and 45 mph then seems to be less noticeable after 50 mph. its a really light wobble, nothing as bad as the death wobble but its really annoying. I put the jeep on jack stands and checked for any play in the tie rod ends and joints but found nothing. I noticed the dust boots are all cracked though. as for the creaking I thought it was the steering stabilizer because I know it needs to be replaced but I disconnected it and the creaking was still there. I also made sure everything is greased up but that still didn't help. Can anyone help me solve this? Thanks!

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Unread 09-17-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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Check your steering knuckle u-joints. Pull the hub bearing off and yank an axle shaft. Betcha find that its all bound up.
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Unread 09-17-2012, 03:59 PM   #3
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You don't need to pull the hub off to check axle u-joints. Just reach under there and try to rotate them. If there's any play they're shot.
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