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XJ's slopping steering,...

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What are common areas to check on a XJ for very loose steering? On the hiway with the 33 Swampers I have 1/4 turn in the wheel before I get any kind of reaction from the wheels,.. I'd like to solve the issue before the Jeep Jamboree :)
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1. Your steering box may be loose and might need to be rebuilt/replaced

2. Check your trac bar mount, steering linkages etc. in the front end to insure that everything is nice and tight. Also check the 3 bolts that hold the steering box to the unibody.

3. Check for cracks/breaks in the unibody where the steering box bolts on.

I replaced my steering box with a used one and i still had too much play in the steering wheel. So i went through the front end and noticed that the trac bar mount was loose. After tightening that up my steering is great and i havent had any problems since.
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