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Unread 11-23-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Wj Clicking noise when turning the steering wheel slightly back and forth

I'm getting a clicking noise when I move the steering wheel back and forth slightly. Also when I'm driving. I got under the truck and had someone move the steering wheel back and forth and noticed a little play in the tie rod on the passenger wheel the connects to the pitman arm. Can this be the problem or can it be something else. I checked the wheel bearings also for play. Everything else looks tight. I had recently replaced the lower control arm and ball joints.


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Unread 11-24-2013, 08:06 AM   #2
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I was fighting this problem yesterday. I found out, I had 2 clicks, one was in steering box, I adjusted it (nut and bolt), second inside, I still didn't find it.
Couple years ago I was diagnosing freeplays in my Durango, I found 4 problems, had to buy steering shaft.
I have read somewhere about spraying WD40 to eliminate inside shaft click in some truck, it was probably Ford.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 09:57 AM   #3
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There's a TSB in the steering section depending on your model year.

http://www.wjjeeps.com/tsb.htm#1900103
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Unread 11-24-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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It sounds like it's coming from the steering shaft too nothing in the front end really. It doesn't shim or shake when I drive it. I'll check the steering box and wd40 the shaft tommorow. Where is that nut you tightened on the steering box??? Thanks!!
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It sounds like it's coming from the steering shaft too nothing in the front end really. It doesn't shim or shake when I drive it. I'll check the steering box and wd40 the shaft tommorow. Where is that nut you tightened on the steering box??? Thanks!!
It is on top, you'll see it, find the procedure, it is dangerous if done wrong. Nut is 5/8"
http://www.justanswer.com/gm/72r05-g...-s15-work.html
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Unread 11-24-2013, 05:57 PM   #6
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Thank you I'll check it out.
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