4-Wheel Drive 1989 Jeep Wrangler

Old 05-01-07, 07:16 PM
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Question 4-Wheel Drive 1989 Jeep Wrangler

I have a 1989 jeep wrangler with power steering and was wondering if the steering unit was adjustable the same way a manual steering unit is.
It has a lock nut and adjustment screw just like a manual unit on the top.
Old 05-02-07, 03:41 AM
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That is the adjustment for the high tooth on the gear. I believe that is for when the steering wheel box is in the middle it helps to keep the steering there in the middle. They used to be adjusted by taking off the pitman arm and steering wheel and using an inch-pound torgue wrench on the steering center bolt head. Also, the whole steering box should have a bearing preload adjustment. That is usually at the top of the box with the lock-ring. Why do you wanna adjust the steering box? Do you have too much play in the steering? Have you checked the rubber grommet or bushing at the bottom of the steering shaft? Have you checked the front end parts for being worn or loose?
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You may be able to make things a little better by adjusting the screw, but it is probably best to leave it alone. If you have a lot of play in your steering it is probably due to worn parts.

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