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    02 TJ Steering has a click/hang

    Just replaced intermediate and upper steering shafts, tie rods due to wear, and steering issue.
    I had and still have a click that can hang the steering lightly in a sweeping turns left and right. Itís at 11-1 on the wheel. It can scare you.
    I think itís by the steering wheel but not sure. I took it to my shop in frustration, they replaced a small part( washer?) behind the wheel but itís the same.
    Any ideas?


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    Since you replaced the tie-rod, check to see if your steering stabilizer is catching on anything when making a turn.


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    02 TJ Steering has a click/hang

    Do you have any aftermarket accessories under the dash? Remote start, stereo amp, etc. that could be rubbing up against it?

    Still on the stock steering gear?

    Is the click kind of plastic sounding? Could be clockspring binding


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    02 TJ Steering has a click/hang

    Quote Originally Posted by Snboarder113 View Post
    Do you have any aftermarket accessories under the dash? Remote start, stereo amp, etc. that could be rubbing up against it?

    Still on the stock steering gear?

    Is the click kind of plastic sounding? Could be clockspring binding


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    Nothing to rub under the dash.
    Yes stock gear box
    Yes click is plastic sounding/ binding.
    Good idea, thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Since you replaced the tie-rod, check to see if your steering stabilizer is catching on anything when making a turn.


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    It was doing it before the tie rod replacement but I will.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Bud View Post
    Nothing to rub under the dash.
    Yes stock gear box
    Yes click is plastic sounding/ binding.
    Good idea, thank you.


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    No prob, easy to test, takes about 10 minutes to pop off the airbag and take it out. Make sure the wheels are straight and tape the center piece when you take it out so it doesnít accidentally get off center. Made that mistake once. Then you can take it for a drive and see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snboarder113 View Post
    No prob, easy to test, takes about 10 minutes to pop off the airbag and take it out. Make sure the wheels are straight and tape the center piece when you take it out so it doesnít accidentally get off center. Made that mistake once. Then you can take it for a drive and see.


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    Thanks



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    Follow up to steering issue.
    It was the steering box. First replaced the intermediate and upper steering shafts and clicking and hang up was still there.
    I felt like it was in the steering wheel. Anyway problem solved and the steering feels like new.


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    Rear EVO Lever System
    w/14" King Coilover Shocks
    Tires: 40x15.5x20 Toyo Open Country MT's,
    20" Spyderlock Beadlock Wheels
    PSC Ram Steering Assist
    Dynatrac Pro Rock 60 Front Axle w/Competition Shafts & CTM U-Joints
    Dynatrac Pro Rock 60 Rear Axle
    Atlas 4 Speed Transfer Case
    Rock Hard Roll Cage
    Warn Dual Force Winch
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    Lo D Rear Bumper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Bud View Post
    Follow up to steering issue.
    It was the steering box. First replaced the intermediate and upper steering shafts and clicking and hang up was still there.
    I felt like it was in the steering wheel. Anyway problem solved and the steering feels like new.


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    Worn out gear? Glad you were able to get it fixed and thanks for posting up what the problem was.

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