Thread: Steering Issues

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    Steering Issues

    Just bought an 83 CJ5 (83) with only 61K. It had oversized tires on it before purchase and standard rims and tires were put back on before I got it. I think the steering stabilizer was changed to compensate for the oversized tires as the jeep drifts and is hard to steer. Purchased a new stabilizer today to put on it but wondering if anything else might be an issue? THanks! Casey
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    Re: Steering Issues

    The steering stabilizer should not cause the jeep to drift; your issue is coming from a different source. Have you checked if the jeep is aligned? Also you may want to check for a dropped pitman arm...

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    Re: Steering Issues

    The drift issue could caused by a bad camber or toe alignment.
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    Re: Steering Issues

    That's a common problem with CJ's. Have somebody turn the steering wheel while you watch the steering linkage for play.

    Check closely:
    Tierod ends
    Shackle bushings
    Steering box to frame attachment
    Play in steering box
    Steering shaft between column and steering box
    Ball joints

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