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94 Cherokee Steering loose

Steering is loose, don't really know where to start. Possibly steering box? Thanx for any help.

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  • Shaun Templet Jun 29, 2009

    There was no wiggle. The play is between the steering wheel and the power steering pump. I was told the steering box may be out of adjustment. How do I tighten this?

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It's likely the tie rod ends... jack up the vehicle... both front tires at the same time if you can. grab the tire in the 9 and 3 o'clock positions and try to wiggle the wheel side to side.... if it wiggles... tie rod. now grab the wheel in the 12 and 6 o'clock position... see if it moves up and down... that would be your ball joint. replace as necessary

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Mar 09, 2009

    consider bumping this up to a fixya... thanks

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You say the steering feels loose
You say it is getting worse

Two shops & nothing wrong !!

If it was mine, I would be careful using it, or not use at
all, until repaired

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by a repair shop.
Those shops obviously don't care & may be incompetent,
based on the fact, you know the steering has issues

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your issues

The alignment shop is questionable as well because an alignment
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parts & replace before they would ever attempt the alignment

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places with you as a passenger & a mechanic driving,if not then my
opinion is that they never planned on diagnosing the problem with
the steering & you can testify to that

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rack or other possible items,but you see how these places operate
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