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Loose steering on 2001 wrangler

I can turn my steering wheel 2in both left and right before the jeep turns. on the highway my jeep sways left and right without moving the steering wheel. i put a 4in lift kit on 3 years ago. and my pitman arm is1/2in from the top of the gearbox but its tight.

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I agree with Saint. When ever a lift is installed, the strain on all steering components is amplified. So is the play when a ball joint starts to go. Checking all ball joints for rigidity is needed. If you can move one easily by hand, replace it.

Have a look at the truck I'm standing in front of in my avatar. I've got some experience in this area. ; )

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You might think its tight but its not. it could be worn on the inside where the gears are and never know it. i would change the pitman arm soon

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