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Unread 10-12-2012, 06:06 PM   #16
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I'm not sure how common it is. But I wouldn't let the possibility of it stop you for lifting. If it happens, it's an easy fix. I think the yoke is something that wears and loosens up with use anyways. I bet every car on the road would benefit from a slight snug on the bolt

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Unread 10-12-2012, 09:19 PM   #17
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update!!!! so the bolt head is called an "external torx" the size needed is a E20. i had to order a set to get the right size. i could only find smaller sizes in town. anyways, i was able to snug up the yoke and dude, the pop is gone. i cant thank the OP enough. i owe you a beer. and the steering feels tighter like a brand new car! i turned it about an 1/8 turn and drove it. it felt better and the pop was gone but still a slight noise like it wanted to pop so i came back and gave it another 1/8 turn. DONE!! no noise and the steering still returns to zero on its own. i can tell that if you were to turn it too much there would be too much resistance for the steering to correct its self. i cant thank you and this thread enough. that popping has been driving me CRAZY! i can now enjoy my lift and drive in peace. oh and by the way, theres not enough clearance to get the socket on the bolt all the way. what i did was loosen the two bolts holding the rack on and that allowed me to push the rack back just enough to get the socket on. it was really easy to do. just remember to tighten the rack back afterward
AWESOME! I'm glad that it worked out for you. Mine is still totally silent, haven't seen any sign of the issue coming back. Enjoy your silent ride, I sure am!
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Unread 10-14-2012, 12:40 PM   #18
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Awesome!
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Unread 10-14-2012, 01:21 PM   #19
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I have a front end pop when I go over small bumps especially speed bumps I hope this is the cause
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Unread 10-14-2012, 01:33 PM   #20
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Here is the tool....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Unread 10-14-2012, 02:11 PM   #21
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Yes that's the right tool
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Unread 10-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #22
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I can't believe that 2 dealerships could not figure this out on my jeep and all it took was a 1/4 turn of a nut. Thanks for the advice it worked great for me, my front end drivers side sounded like it was going to rattle loose over bumps, dirt roads, etc. this was the culprit.

Just a little tip to make this easier instead of pulling the oil filter drain or loosening the rack and pinion all you need is a 5/8" or 15mm 12 point socket, u-joint, and 6 inch extension and you can easily get in to make the adjustment. And as everybody else said don't over tighten! Try 1/8 turns at a time.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 08:21 PM   #23
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I'd advise against the 12 point socket. I tried that first and stripped the tips of the star shape. That's when I went on the hunt for the "correct" tool. And like I said before, it's really easy to loosen the 2 bolts holding the rack to gain a better angle on the bolt to be adjusted
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Unread 10-15-2012, 08:48 PM   #24
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I just had mine lifted with the RC 2" and I have this same popping. I went to find the bolt described but can't find it. It's not in the same relative position to the oil filter on mine (5.7 Hemi). Is it possible it's hidden underneath the plastic cover doohickey that's under there?
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Unread 10-15-2012, 09:56 PM   #25
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They all use the same rack, so it is in the same place. You have a different motor than the OP, so your looking in the wrong place. When facing the front of the vehicle, it's on the right side.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 10:12 PM   #26
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They all use the same rack, so it is in the same place. You have a different motor than the OP, so your looking in the wrong place. When facing the front of the vehicle, it's on the right side.
Thanks for the quick reply. I just went out and looked on the right side of the steering rack and there it was! I'll be getting a E20 torx socket and giving it a try. It looks fairly easy to get to.
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Unread 10-16-2012, 12:15 PM   #27
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This also got rid of the steering wheel shake/vibration at speeds above 50. Awesome!
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Unread 10-29-2012, 03:51 PM   #28
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Guys does this bolt face towards the ground or up towards the engine? The bottom part of the steering rack, the area that I think I need to tighten, faces the ground and has a metal cap over the bolt. The top part also has a bolt but I can't get the socket in there because the chassis is in the way.

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Unread 10-29-2012, 04:21 PM   #29
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Guys does this bolt face towards the ground or up towards the engine? The bottom part of the steering rack, the area that I think I need to tighten, faces the ground and has a metal cap over the bolt. The top part also has a bolt but I can't get the socket in there because the chassis is in the way.

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Assuming you have the same rack, it faces horizontal toward the front of vehicle. You can see it be just looking up under there just above the swaybar. On drivers side
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Unread 10-29-2012, 04:31 PM   #30
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Assuming you have the same rack, it faces horizontal toward the front of vehicle. You can see it be just looking up under there just above the swaybar. On drivers side
That is what I thought...looks like I am going to have to loosen the rack and move it up to get the socket on the bolt head.
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