Thread: Steering issue

  1. Steering issue

    I recently bought a 76 CJ5. There is no play in the steering, but there is no resistance when the steering wheel is turned. It is like jeep is on a sheet of ice. Any idea's of what problem could be. Jeep is excellent otherwise. The Jeep is not lifted but does have oversized tires.

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    Re: Steering issue

    Are you saying that the Jeep turns too easy?
    Do you know if it has the original, or an upgraded power steering pump?
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    Re: Steering issue

    Hydro assist steering added?


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  4. Re: Steering issue

    Front end alignment. You're not toed in enough.

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    Re: Steering issue

    This is a bit old. But id check caster . Also check camber to tire height and width.
    Toe is important but if you have less than 4 -5 deg caster the scrub is under the center of the tire providing little resistance and forces to return to zero.


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