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Has the Jeep ever been in an accident?
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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.
Do you have a shop or dealer in your area you trust?
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.
I can send you the procedure for replacing the gearbox if you wish. Let me know,
Ok, here is a link for adjusting the steering stops.
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.