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Old 06-02-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default How do you replace a steering box?

I did a little research, and i got the basic idea i think, but is there anything i need to know, or do when i replace my steering box? How to i get the steering wheel, and the steering back where it use to be, is the pitman arm keyed? Any ideas, or help? Thanks
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:35 PM   #2
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Just remove it... and put it back the way u got it... not hard...
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steering wheel will go right on. will only fit the gear one way so its not that hard
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The pitman arm is splined and it has 4 master splines, so you can put it on 4 different ways. I'd put the pitman arm on the shaft and put the nut on finger tight then see where you're at and go from there.

The steering shaft can only go on the box one way, so you'll be fine there.
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:34 PM   #5
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This should give you a pretty good idea. With alot of installs there's usually something in the write up section that can help you out. Thats where I usually look first if i'm not sure.

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f51/dur...-upgrade-3805/
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:00 PM   #6
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all right, sounds pretty straight forward, thanks everyone
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My jeep was on a small two track and the steering completely went out it would've been nice if the 2 track wasn't curvy as hell so i accomplished it in the cold Michigan weather its pretty effing easy so happy
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The hardest part of my steering box replacement was getting the pitman arm off. I used a pitman puller, a bfh and a map gas torch. It finally came off with one hell of a BANG! Winter salt roads do lovely things to connectors.
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Yep... almost a year old...
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I hate all the salt they use! Rusts shi% faster than I can imagine!
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:47 AM   #11
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I would recommend getting a JCR HD replacement steering box spacer as the factory ones are made
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Aluminum and a lot of the time are cracked or crack when u take it out.
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I would recommend getting a JCR HD replacement steering box spacer as the factory ones are made
Out of
Aluminum and a lot of the time are cracked or crack when u take it out.
X2 and maybe have some new bolts ready to go in. 2 of mine were really corroded from the aluminum spacer and broke right at the spacer.
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X2 and maybe have some new bolts ready to go in. 2 of mine were really corroded from the aluminum spacer and broke right at the spacer.
Haha mine too which is one of the reasons I replace the box in the first place. Also the JCR Offroad spacer has the option of coming with new grade 8 hardware for the steering box!
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I think you can get a YJ box. I believe they attach with 4 bolts instead of 3 and have a better ratio for big tires.

I could be completely off though. Anyone else recall?
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