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gbeverly
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Joined: 27 May 2006
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 5:47 am    Post subject: Power Steering Box Reply with quote

I have a 1985 Jeep CJ7 that I am working on rebuilding. I am having a problem with the power steering gear. When you turn the steering wheel, there is about 1/4 to 1/2 turn play in it. In reviewing the power steering gear, it looks like the nut that is welded on the inside of the frame is broken loose. Has anyone else encountered this? If so what is the best way to fix it as you can not get to the nut? Thanks for your help.
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drtslngr
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Joined: 01 Jul 2006

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Power Steering Box Reply with quote

[quote="gbeverly"]I have a 1985 Jeep CJ7 that I am working on rebuilding. I am having a problem with the power steering gear. When you turn the steering wheel, there is about 1/4 to 1/2 turn play in it. In reviewing the power steering gear, it looks like the nut that is welded on the inside of the frame is broken loose. Has anyone else encountered this? If so what is the best way to fix it as you can not get to the nut? Thanks for your help.[/quote] ok.this is a little tricky.get new hardened bolts.should be three but only two are reachable from experiance.so 2 bolts/lockwashers and nuts. there are two holes close by on outside of frame.contorsion bolts in bckwards so nuts and wshrs are now outside of frame.a little tricky but you can do it.sometimes you need the help of a srew driver or very skinny fingers.now they are acssessable.will be a little difficult but dont drill holes in frame.youll weeken it. let me know iff ther is problms." drtslngr"
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gbeverly
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Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:03 am    Post subject: Got It Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion. I actually decided against drilling a hole in the frame too. The real problem was the nuts were rusted so bad they had basically welded to the bolt, so I got out the old cutter and went to work. Cut off the top of the bolt. Then I put the bolts in from the inside and the nut on the outside. It works much better like that.
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