How to fix your wj steering problems
Well first off i like many others on here have been chasing a lose or sloppy steering for a while . I have read every thread ever written on steering problems , yea been reading a lot . My 04 has had lose steering and what i and others call a dead spot . So I started with a RED HEAD steering gear made a diff but not quite there , put in MOOG tie rod ends and they have grease fittings . Ok steering is better but still have that dead spot , and what i mean by daed spot is going down the road straight you can move the wheel back and forth a little but enough to make driving it a PITA . So went today and got new pump and high pressure hose installed them and it was better but still have that dead spot there . During my reading of threads I came across one where the guy tack welded the slip joint on the steering shaft , well I'am thinking his was way lose to have to do that . Well i take a look at mine and can see just a small amount of play not enough to even consider but I will try anything now. So i pull out my HOBART mig unhook batts and put a good tack on it .Well i take it out for a drive and it s just unblieveable its fixed . The best tightest steering you could ever want . So in closing these dead spots that some of us have is most likely the steering shaft and welding is probably not the proper way to do it but it works .
97 ZJ PRETTY MUCH STOCK 03 ford super duty 6.0 PSD 4x4 and now a 04 WJ special edition 4.0 QT 2