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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:39 AM   #24091
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I installed a new intermediate steering shaft last night. It cleared up about 50% of the steering slop but it's still there and wanders on highways speeds. Contemplating to tighten the steering box even though its new....



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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:51 AM   #24092
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I installed a new intermediate steering shaft last night. It cleared up about 50% of the steering slop but it's still there and wanders on highways speeds. Contemplating to tighten the steering box even though its new....
Your TRE's fine? The wandering on mine was actually worse when I tightened it. Stock pitman? Is it moving?
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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:05 AM   #24093
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Your TRE's fine? The wandering on mine was actually worse when I tightened it. Stock pitman? Is it moving?
TRE's are 4 years old (Moog), New Pitman arm (OMIX-ADA from Rock auto) was installed new with re-man. RedHead steering gear this year.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:40 AM   #24094
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TRE's are 4 years old (Moog), New Pitman arm (OMIX-ADA from Rock auto) was installed new with re-man. RedHead steering gear this year.
Grab onto the sleeve (or the bar between the steering box and the axle) and try to twist it..also, do the same with the bar between the two wheels. Does it move or is it rock solid? If they are good you won't get very much twist at all (maybe slight movement).
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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:52 AM   #24095
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last nite some ****** bag hit the WJ while parked in front of our house,
I could have choked the ****er !

banged up the front fender in the worst possible place........ directly behind the front tire so it binds up the door

He at least had enough class to stop and knock on our door to fess up (even though it was caught on our camera's) so at least that save me from paying a deductible. We just had the rear end fixed a few months ago

front fender, door repair, probably front wheel and something under neath that is causing it to pull slightly....
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Unread 09-05-2013, 11:23 AM   #24096
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last nite some ****** bag hit the WJ while parked in front of our house,
I could have choked the ****er !

banged up the front fender in the worst possible place........ directly behind the front tire so it binds up the door

He at least had enough class to stop and knock on our door to fess up (even though it was caught on our camera's) so at least that save me from paying a deductible. We just had the rear end fixed a few months ago

front fender, door repair, probably front wheel and something under neath that is causing it to pull slightly....
Feel your situation right on there, mine got keyed once, most useless crime ever, ppl Are simply **** heads, no respect for others properties, sad

To stay on topic, put out an ad for part out party for the old wreck, hopefully i can Get some more funds back That Way.
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Got the news today that I have to do a full rebuild of my transmission. And to think I only took it in for a service. Just empty every pocket.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #24098
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Grab onto the sleeve (or the bar between the steering box and the axle) and try to twist it..also, do the same with the bar between the two wheels. Does it move or is it rock solid? If they are good you won't get very much twist at all (maybe slight movement).
Tie rod (knuckle to knuckle) is Very stiff with little play. Drag link (from pitman arm to knuckle) rotates at least twice as much but stiff.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 01:13 PM   #24099
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Tie rod (knuckle to knuckle) is Very stiff with little play. Drag link (from pitman arm to knuckle) rotates at least twice as much but stiff.
That drag link could be it.. Anyone disagree? Mine is nice and tight and doesn't really move at all.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 02:07 PM   #24100
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That drag link could be it.. Anyone disagree? Mine is nice and tight and doesn't really move at all.
Rotational play doesn't determine a worn out TRE, does it? I was under the impression side to side play is what determines that
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Unread 09-05-2013, 02:18 PM   #24101
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Got the news today that I have to do a full rebuild of my transmission. And to think I only took it in for a service. Just empty every pocket.
Let me guess from Amco? That happened to me on a Toyota a long time ago, they rebuild my tranny four time before I did it my self, never gone back never had a problem since :-D
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Rotational play doesn't determine a worn out TRE, does it? I was under the impression side to side play is what determines that
When mine was shot I couldn't move them side to side.. They only rotated (I don't even know how you would test for that?). They also could've easily damaged them when putting in the new steering box. They aren't much and if they were off recently, they should be easy to replace. OReilly here tells me that they have a lifetime warranty if they are MOOG's.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 02:58 PM   #24103
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Rotational play does not determine that a tie rod end is bad. Play parallel and perpendicular to the shaft does. They are a ball and socket type joint. They must be able to rotate to do their job. That being said, a new rod end will be tougher to rotate than a worn end.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 03:28 PM   #24104
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last nite some ****** bag hit the WJ while parked in front of our house,
I could have choked the ****er !

banged up the front fender in the worst possible place........ directly behind the front tire so it binds up the door

He at least had enough class to stop and knock on our door to fess up (even though it was caught on our camera's) so at least that save me from paying a deductible. We just had the rear end fixed a few months ago

front fender, door repair, probably front wheel and something under neath that is causing it to pull slightly....


That sucks, but you're lucky enough to have had the person knock on your door. They at least gave you the courtesy of doing that, just not watching where they were going.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 03:40 PM   #24105
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Rotational play does not determine that a tie rod end is bad. Play parallel and perpendicular to the shaft does. They are a ball and socket type joint. They must be able to rotate to do their job. That being said, a new rod end will be tougher to rotate and a worn end.
I think we are talking about a different type of rotation.. I know that the joint needs to turn left and right but should he be able to roll them on the pitman and wheel joint?
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