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post #1 of 10 Old 07-12-2010, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Will an XJ steering box fit a TJ?

Can an XJ steering box be installed on a TJ? I am going to a U pull it yard and need a steering box for an 02 TJ. I dont know if there will be any Durango's there or not. I do know there are a bunch of Cash for clunker XJs. I tried a search but XJ and TJ are too short.
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-12-2010, 05:16 PM
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hmm u know im pretty sure they should fit. id take a close look at mine and take pictures and measurements and see if they match when u compare to the ones at the yard.

i would bet u can swap them, i doubt the factory changed that. i mean they used almost the same drive train.

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post #3 of 10 Old 07-12-2010, 05:17 PM
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check autozones website for both vehicles and see if the same part number comes up.
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-12-2010, 08:23 PM
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Yes an XJ steering box will fit on a TJ. If it's a 3 bolt, it will fit.

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post #5 of 10 Old 07-12-2010, 08:53 PM
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I swapped an XJ box into my TJ this past weekend to replace my leaking gear box. Direct bolt-in. Same part numbers.

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post #6 of 10 Old 07-13-2010, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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post #7 of 10 Old 07-13-2010, 03:32 AM
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I believe they will fit man. Worth trying.
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-13-2010, 06:23 AM
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You may look into installing a V8 Durango steering box incase you go with larger tires. Seems pretty strait forward. Food for thought.
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-13-2010, 12:30 PM
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The XJ box fits but the gearing is different. It's four turns lock to lock rather than the TJ's three. I hate it when I have to switch lock during driving. If I'd known the difference beforehand I'd have stumped up the 50 extra that one off a TJ would have cost.

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If it doesn't work properly, look for the service manual link at the bottom of the page.
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post #10 of 10 Old 08-01-2010, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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XJ box is on. Went on with no issues. It will be a few weeks before it gets driven

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