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posting for a friend . he has a 84 cj7 and we had spare pucks from my old yota and sons ford so he wanted to do a body lift on it so he can put his 35"boggers under it . he got the pucks on then noticed that his clutch linkage was hitting the body. extended the parts now everything is good .next issue he has is steering bar going thru cab hitting egr on intake .he wants to know if can remove the bolt that holds the steering slip rod together and let it extend .?
the intake and head are from a h.o. 4.0 head with header.if that helps
 

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If you are talking about the bolt that holds the steering shaft on to the splined section of the steering column, then NO. absolutely no! The steering shaft should have a little slip built in to it. If you are exceeding the amount of slip, buy a new one.

If you remove that bolt, there will be nothing but friction holding the steering together.
 

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yes thats the point of the bolt.
 

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thanks for the inpu ti'll tell him
 

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If you are talking about the bolt that holds the steering shaft on to the splined section of the steering column, then NO. absolutely no! The steering shaft should have a little slip built in to it. If you are exceeding the amount of slip, buy a new one.

If you remove that bolt, there will be nothing but friction holding the steering together.


theres some that have a bolt on the slip joint that hold it in... theres also one down by teh box..thats not the one to loosen.
 

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yeah there normally arent any 'spare' or 'pointless' bolts on anything steering related...
 

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Yes, I have done it in other trucks but not a Jeep... I would imagine it would work the same way. *note* the other trucks i have done it in did not have a computer control system. Blocking your EGR could effect MPGs
 

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Blocking the EGR will also sometimes mess up timing and power (hence the lower MPG's) because you will get spark knock and the computer will retard the timing.
 
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