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post #27916 of 40636 Old 07-06-2012, 09:29 AM
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so does anyone know why my steering box has about 5-7* of rotation in the steering shaft before there is any effect on the sector shaft? air?
If you are sure it is turns at the input shaft of the steering gear not moving the pitman and not play in the steering shaft u-joints, then it is the lash on the sector gear which is typically indicative of wear.

You can do the adjuster for the lash setting to find out, but that is not a fix, just a way to diagnose the excessive wear.


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post #27917 of 40636 Old 07-06-2012, 11:42 AM
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If you are sure it is turns at the input shaft of the steering gear not moving the pitman and not play in the steering shaft u-joints, then it is the lash on the sector gear which is typically indicative of wear.

You can do the adjuster for the lash setting to find out, but that is not a fix, just a way to diagnose the excessive wear.
I sat underneath and watched as joe turned the steering wheel.
the input shaft turns and there is no slop in the u-joints.

what is the fix? rebuild the steering box? what parts do I need to replace? the box was rebuilt not too long ago and tapped for assist, I'd like to keep it if I can.
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post #27918 of 40636 Old 07-06-2012, 02:24 PM
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I sat underneath and watched as joe turned the steering wheel.
the input shaft turns and there is no slop in the u-joints.

what is the fix? rebuild the steering box? what parts do I need to replace? the box was rebuilt not too long ago and tapped for assist, I'd like to keep it if I can.
If you rebuilt it and it now has slop in it, I'd have to suspect the rebuilder didn't do something right. Take it off and send it to PSC after you call them.

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post #27919 of 40636 Old 07-06-2012, 02:30 PM
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If you rebuilt it and it now has slop in it, I'd have to suspect the rebuilder didn't do something right. Take it off and send it to PSC after you call them.
I did not rebuild it. it was rebuilt by a guy on NAXJA, then ran on another member's jeep for a while.

I got it for a good deal, or I would have gone straight to PSC.
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post #27920 of 40636 Old 07-06-2012, 04:11 PM
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I did not rebuild it. it was rebuilt by a guy on NAXJA, then ran on another member's jeep for a while.

I got it for a good deal, or I would have gone straight to PSC.
How's that good deal working out for you now?

And I mean that in the nicest manner possible. Had you went PSC then, it would have been much cheaper while they still had stock for rebuilt small bore boxes. Now all they have are new NOT rebuilt big bore if you want variable assist and you really do.

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post #27921 of 40636 Old 07-06-2012, 05:26 PM
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Had the interview yesterday for Lowes. Think it went well. Hopefully I'll be hearing back in a few days!
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post #27922 of 40636 Old 07-06-2012, 05:37 PM
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How's that good deal working out for you now?

And I mean that in the nicest manner possible. Had you went PSC then, it would have been much cheaper while they still had stock for rebuilt small bore boxes. Now all they have are new NOT rebuilt big bore if you want variable assist and you really do.
believe me, I have already kicked myself for this one. not only will I need a new box, but they recommend a new pump for that box as well... :

the guy who rebuilt it originally said he will rebuild it again and if he finds out it was a problem on his end he will take care of the cost/shipping.
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post #27923 of 40636 Old 07-06-2012, 06:35 PM
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If you can find one and have it in hand for $70 I would order it now. The alternative is one gets cough up locally and you will still pay at least $50 and have to go get it. Or, crawl all through a junkyard and maybe find one for $35 if you are lucky plus get to pull it.
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I agree that is all. It's worth 70 not to crawl around the junk yard on a hundred degree day.
Way ahead of you both. I ordered it this morning after Chris left and I was standing there looking at my broken Jeep. I came to the same conclusion. It would also have cost me that much in gas and I don't have to get under a Jeep on a greasy dirt lot.
Now I'm playing the waiting game for it to arrive from Pennsylvania UPS ground.
I've waited this long, a few more days won't hurt.
Thanks to all that have been keeping an eye out for one.
Soon I will be wheeling again.

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post #27924 of 40636 Old 07-06-2012, 08:32 PM
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Way ahead of you both. I ordered it this morning after Chris left and I was standing there looking at my broken Jeep. I came to the same conclusion. It would also have cost me that much in gas and I don't have to get under a Jeep on a greasy dirt lot.
Now I'm playing the waiting game for it to arrive from Pennsylvania UPS ground.
I've waited this long, a few more days won't hurt.
Thanks to all that have been keeping an eye out for one.
Soon I will be wheeling again.
My apologies for not being able to deliver on the one I know about. The big hang up is it is still in the vehicle and the owner is working too many hours to yank it for me.

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Way ahead of you both. I ordered it this morning after Chris left and I was standing there looking at my broken Jeep. I came to the same conclusion. It would also have cost me that much in gas and I don't have to get under a Jeep on a greasy dirt lot.
Now I'm playing the waiting game for it to arrive from Pennsylvania UPS ground.
I've waited this long, a few more days won't hurt.
Thanks to all that have been keeping an eye out for one.
Soon I will be wheeling again.
YAY

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post #27926 of 40636 Old 07-06-2012, 10:42 PM
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Just got done installing some speakers in Krughzn jeep and fixing his right speaker wiring. Krughzn did an excellent job entertaining my crazy 3 year old and being my third hand. I also got to admired all the engineering that has gone into his jeep while he let my 3 year old drive it.

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post #27927 of 40636 Old 07-06-2012, 10:49 PM
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Just got done installing some speakers in Krughzn jeep and fixing his right speaker wiring. Krughzn did an excellent job entertaining my crazy 3 year old and being my third hand. I also got to admired all the engineering that has gone into his jeep while he let my 3 year old drive it.
Thanks for the help, Jason. I can actually hear my radio now while driving topless and doorless around town. You did a great job.

I never knew the inside of a Jeep could be so entertaining to a 3 year old.
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My apologies for not being able to deliver on the one I know about. The big hang up is it is still in the vehicle and the owner is working too many hours to yank it for me.
No worries, I understand completely.
I am just anxious to get it rolling again. Problem is the part won't be here until next week sometime, we have a LOT of people staying at our house for my stepdaughter's wedding next Saturday, I'm trying to get some projects done before we leave on vacation a week from Monday, and the woman is breathing down my neck to work on her car too.
So I totally understand busy. My Jeep will be on stands for three more weeks anyway, but at lest if I get a spare minute I can work on it.
Thanks again to you and sdmoose for trying tho'. Much appreciated.

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so does anyone have a spare steering box that will bolt in an XJ I can borrow for a week or 2 or buy if the price is right? the rebuilt one I have needs to be shipped out and rebuilt again and I don't really want to take the jeep offline for that long.

it won't be wheeled, just driven.
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Thanks for the help, Jason. I can actually hear my radio now while driving topless and doorless around town. You did a great job.

I never knew the inside of a Jeep could be so entertaining to a 3 year old.
LOL, I know it was like a jungle gym for him. I was hoping he would have been wore out but he is still going strong. Kid has more energy than a nuclear reactor.

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