Steering Box Issue

Discussion in 'Central North Carolina 4X4' started by jhaseker, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. jhaseker

    jhaseker New Member

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    After playing in the sand last weekend, I have some clunks and creeks coming from my steering. A quick diagnostic assessment showed the noise coming from the steering box and very slight movement of the bolt that attaches the steering box to the Pittman arm. I have read mixed reviews on this...will taking off the box and greasing the u-joint fix this problem or will I need to purchase a new steering box?

    Pucker factor of 8.5 while waiting for answer...

    Thanks!!!
    Jim
     
  2. jhaseker

    jhaseker New Member

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    Ok...so best I can tell is grease will fix the symptoms not the problem. I have a drop Pittman arm (which I will also be replacing) which likely stretched the splines on my sector shaft. *shaking head*

    New PSC Big Bore HD Steering Box = $850
    New Skyjacker Pittman Arm = $105

    #breakitandupgradeit
    #J.E.E.P.
     
  3. tsconver

    tsconver Well-Known Member

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    What size tires are you running? If bigger than 35 then yeah you have tore up your steering box.

    Also just FYI this is not in our private area.
     
  4. jhaseker

    jhaseker New Member

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    I thought this was our private area??? What is our PA link?
     
  5. jhaseker

    jhaseker New Member

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    Forget it... I figured it out...
     
  6. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    A small amount of lateral movement of the sector shaft is normal. More likely, you have a bad tie rod end.
     

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