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1994 Jeep Wrangler I can turn normally One Direction in the

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1994 Jeep Wrangler
I can turn normally One Direction in the other direction I can only go about 75% of the way so I won't turn the same mount in each direction
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer

Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

Has the Jeep ever been in an accident?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Not to my knowledge or carfax
Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

Ok, tat is good

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

Then the problem is with the steering gear box, or the pitman arm is not indexed properly to the shaft on the steering gear box.

Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

Do you have a shop or dealer in your area you trust?

Chris

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I am asking you because I dont want to take it to a shop
Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

Ok, then do this: remove the pitman arm from the shaft of the steering gear box. Center the steering wheel, and make sure that the front tires are straight ahead. Then reattach the pitman arm to the gear box. If the problem persists after that, then the steering gear box will need to be replaced.

Chris

Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

I can send you the procedure for replacing the gearbox if you wish. Let me know,

Chris

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
just send the procedure for setting the relief stops and what not
Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.
Ok, let me see what I can find when I get to work tody I will then send it to youChris
Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

Ok, here is a link for adjusting the steering stops.

Chris

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
this is not helpful. That is if you want to inhibit your steering for incorrectly sized tires and rims. I need the procedure for adjusting the steering box. I thought you had access to that info.
Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

Gotcha. Well there is no written procedure that I have found in any service manual, but what I would do is to first center the steering wheel (count the number of turns from lock to lock), then loosen up the drag link adjustable sleeve and turn it until the wheels are straight forward. Use an alignment machine if needed to center the steering wheel. If this does not fix it, then there is a problem with the steering gear box and it will need to be replaced.

Chris