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post #286 of 301 Old 09-24-2020, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Tomorrow we get a new steering damper, rod ends, and maybe brake lines....gas tank and skid plate refurb are next week

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post #287 of 301 Old 09-26-2020, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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Front end is complete.

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Does anyone know how to adjust the steering gear to take the play out of the steering? The input side of the steering gear is a little sloppy.

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Does anyone know how to adjust the steering gear to take the play out of the steering? The input side of the steering gear is a little sloppy.

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It's in the FSM steering section.
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It's in the FSM steering section.
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post #291 of 301 Old 09-28-2020, 03:42 PM
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It's in the FSM steering section.
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Do you have power steering ? If you do I wouldn't bother I'd just get a new heavy dufy steering shaft

1984 jeep cj7, 258 I6, rebuilt T176,rebuilt Dana 300, amc 20 , dana 30, 4.10's Trac-lok in rear , 4.10's detroit soft locker in dana 30, 2.5 inch bds suspension lift, 1 inch polyurethan body mount lift. Line ex. weber carburetor. factory tach. factory clock ,oem replacement speedomter cluster, and oil pressure gauge, factory volt gauge.
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post #292 of 301 Old 09-29-2020, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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I do have power steering. How would the new shift help?..im assuming the play is in the steering gear itself...am I wrong??

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I think he is implying that rather than repairing what you have just go ahead and upgrade the whole shaft which will include the necessary parts to replace/eliminate the sloppy play and worn out issues.
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I do have power steering. How would the new shift help?..im assuming the play is in the steering gear itself...am I wrong??

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I'm not sure but I think it did on mine. I replaced that lower bearing at the firewall and the shaft and it tightened things up

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Okay I get what you guys are saying, but you don't have all the info..i should have explained better...right now the only thing installed in the jeep is the steering gear...i lightly put a pair of vise grips on the input side of the gear to see how things looked when I moved it...i had recently rebuilt the steering gear and installed the whole front end, so i wanted to make sure it kind of worked at this point....that is where I noticed the play. So the steering shift and colum, and bearings, and all that stuff aren't hooked up yet....maybe the amount of play im seeing at this stage is normal??

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In the process of cleaning up the 304 for paint. I am the grim reaper to engines, so im trying to touch as little as possible, but i want to really clean it up just the same. I have removed the valve covers, intake manifold, and oil pan. What is the best thing to use to clean out inside of those areas. I was told it looks really good mechanically,but I want to wipe it down to get any debris taken care of...


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Getting the 304 cleaned up

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Did you go with rubber shackle bushings?


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post #299 of 301 Old 10-18-2020, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Did you go with rubber shackle bushings?
No, they ended up being urethane. I thought they were rubber when I bought them.

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No, they ended up being urethane. I thought they were rubber when I bought them.

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You're going to need to keep the lubed for them to work as designed. I see your bolts aren't fitted for that so you can do so by just taking them apart occasionally and applying some synthetic grease.


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