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Old June 1st, 2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Question Steering box gone bad?

Okay so I took my 98 Grand Cherokee in because the wife keeps complaining that the steering was to loose.
I thought it was okay but the tech said that the steering box is bad.
He said it has to much play and will not return to center as it should and it should be replaced.

I looked on line and found that people adjust them when they get like this so I tried that and it made no real change other then it really did not want to return to center. So I put it back where it was.

What do you guys think?

And when I was reading up on the steering I found that many people replace them with the box from a Durango. Why do they do this? What dose this give you? Is it stronger? What year Durango box do I need?

Thanks guys.
I'm new to Jeeps and still learning here.
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Old June 2nd, 2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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Still looking for some help.
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Old June 2nd, 2013, 03:03 PM   #4
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Thank you!
Thats what I was looking for.
Looks like I will be ordering the Durango box to replace mine with. Just need to find a good place to get one from.

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I reciently replaced mine on my 02 TJ. I began feeling playing in the steering wheel and when I grabbed the steering shaft right where it connects into the box I could wiggle it slightly. I tightened mine as well and did nothing for me, I had to replace the whole box. That adjustment nut on the top will only do some much for you, when the bearings inside the box are to worn out, tightening will no longer have any affect.

I stuck with just another TJ box cause its slightly cheaper but some people do get the Durango box because it is a direct fit and is much beefeier in gears and whatnot.

Replacement by myself took about 2 hours, not to bad.

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I'm going to order the Durango box for it as soon as I have the cash and free time to work on it.
Right now its parked for the most part as I am out of town for work until the first week of July.
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