post #1 of Old 11-09-2008, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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steering gearbox adjustment, possible???

hey guys, recently purchased a 97 tj 2.5 that has a 4" superlift on it. one thing that has bothered me since ive had it is the slop or play in the steering wheel.i have spoken to a few friend and "shadetree" mechanics, and have had several people tell me that alot of gearboxes have adjustment nuts on the top for taking out some of the play. is this true in the wranglers case, and if not what direction could i look. i have ordered a stabilizer because the old one looked shot, so that will be my first pic. thanks in advance for any info.


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Yes there is an adjuster screw and lock nut but, it's not there really for You to play with! Check all of your steering components for looseness, draglink tie rod. check for ball joint wear, worn u-joints, excessive bearing movement. Tighten everything! Good luck!
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CAUTION: Steering gear must be adjusted in the
proper order. If adjustments are not performed in
order, gear damage and improper steering response
may result.
NOTE: Adjusting the steering gear in the vehicle is
not recommended. Remove gear from the vehicle
and drain the fluid. Then mount gear in a vise to
perform adjustments.
This is why you need to check everything else thoroughly. Have a friend help you by turning steering wheel while you inspect underneath! Good luck!

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okay, well, i have just picked up the zj tie rod that i need to put in so i will have my eyes open while doing that , thanks. hopefully its something ill be able to see, im sorta new at this. any tell tale signs that with jump out at me?

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