jeep cherokee steering system

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JEEP CHEROKEE Steering System Super Hero Needed

It all started out when I brought my jeep for a simple alignment after I put my 4.5 of lift on. The steering felt real loose after he did the alignment and I still got death wobble so I went back to that guy and he told me I needed a drop pitman arm. I wasnt to sure about that so I told you guys about it and you guys were saying to go with a new Trac Bar because im still using my stock one. So my options

When it gets right down to it you probably could use a bunch of parts. A new trackbar or redrilled passenger side mounting hole would help. Having the front axle assembly centered under the jeep is a good thing. A drop pittman arm certainly wouldnt hurt although it puts more stress on the steering box mounting points and reinforcement may be needed even more than without it. (I would reinforce it anyway)

One problem is we only see a small portion of the overall picture of your jeep based on the info you give us. Trying to diagnos a problem like DW is very hard in these situations when there can be so many variables. Heres my opinion and I realize it might not be the least expensive solution but I believe its the best solution. Determine what you need for sure. Adj. Track bar If you have the stock track

Ok so I just ordered the Currie HD steering system. Hopefully it will be easy enough if its all bolt on. Do I need any other tools besides the basic wrenches and stuff

to the items that Eric mentioned you will probably need a tie rod end seperator sometimes reffered to as a pickle-fork. I looks like large 2 pronged fork with tappered fork tangs 10 tool. You remove the cotter pins and castle nuts then drive the pickle-fork with the 3lb sledge to seperate the tie rod ends from the drag link and from the steering knuckles. You didnt mention how many miles on your cherokee.

JEEP CHEROKEE Air getting into power steering system

I have had a power steering (PS) leak since I bought my jeep. Oils cheap so I had always kept it topped off. Its been over 25000 miles of doing that. Recently I would loose PS just going down the road. Happens most often when getting off the highway after RPMs drop off (Manual transmission) or when I stop to back up into a parking space. PS level is fine every time I check it not loosing fluid. The

The relief valve works fine. I do not throw parts at things like everyone else. The spool valve sticking isnt happening because when it goes out I can still steer just got the low fluid noise and I am not low on fluid. I was thinking I am having a hose collapsing similar to brake hoses at certain pressure it would impend or block flow. on another note when the system is having the problem the fluid is foamy. Tell tail sign air is in the system.

Quote Originally Posted by Lifesgoodhere I have had a power steering (PS) leak since I bought my jeep. PS level is fine every time I check it not loosing fluid. I thought it was leaking The PS pump is fine. Except for the leak PS pumps almost NEVER go bad. I can see the fluid circulating. Ive had to replace two pumps one on each jeep. Fluid still circulated even though it was pink (PO used tranny fluid

relief valve is on the cap. no water in the system. I drained refilled and bled the system twice. I have a ps hose crimp leak common. but it leaks out about 3oz every 6000 miles or so. Dye showed my only leak was at that crimp (which I have broke down and bought a new pressure hose. Going to put it on next week when I have a hoist open.) No leaks at the pump or gear box. I am going to replace the hose

Quote Originally Posted by Lifesgoodhere relief valve is on the cap. THAT IS INCORRECT. The pressure relief valve is in the high pressure exhaust port of the pump. It is not a user-serviceable item. If it fails a new pump is installed. A spool valve failure may still give some or all of the normal boost but will introduce air into the system. View an exploded diagram of the steering gear and you will see.

JEEP CHEROKEE Bleeding Power Steering system

I had to replace the power steering pump on my sons 96 cherokee after it ground up the bearings and spewed ground metal and power steering fluid all over the engine compartment. The directions enclosed in the new pump call for bleeding the system call for cranking the engine for 10-15 seconds until clean fluid runs from the disconnected return tube. However the engine should not fire according to the directions. What can I safely disconnect to keep the engine from firing while doing this

JEEP CHEROKEE Steering hopping and Electrical system issues

As the title states i am having problems with both my steering and electrical system. First the steering... my jeep sat for a month in my driveway while i visited my mom for the holidays and when i came back i noticed that when i make tight turns in either direction the wheel seems to jerk back and forth (almost like i was making a turn in 4hi on dry pavement but not at strong) Is this an alignment

well id say have your alternator checked for your electrical problem for the steering it soundsl ike something is binding after sitting for a month

I think you have a loose belt that it letting the power steering pump pulley to stall and the belt to slip. Same goes for the alternator. Not all belts squeal when they get loose. Phil

JEEP CHEROKEE bleeding power steering system

I just replaced my steering box PS pressure line and return hose along with installing c-roks brace and detours backbone. I was following this procedure 1. Fill the pump fluid reservoir to the proper level and let the fluid settle for at least two minutes. 2. Start the engine and let run for a few seconds then turn engine off. 3. Add fluid if necessary. Repeat the above procedure until the fluid level

Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jeff You need to let the air rise out of the milkshake That requires the pump to not be running for a bit. Once the air rises out the fluid level will drop and you will need to add more. Then you will need to run the system a bit to circulate the fluild and get more bubbles up to the reservoir. Repeat as needed until unit no longer has air bubble in PS reservoir. This

What steering box did you use Durango Another XJ

Quote Originally Posted by justanotherjpr What steering box did you use Durango Another XJ I stuck with the xj box. I had a 180 budget and was planning on the durango but then i end up not being able to use the oem spacer and had to order one from c-rok. That brought my budget down so i went with the xj.

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE II WJ How to Fill fluid power steering system wj

Hi what is the best procedure To Fill a jeep power steering systemi changed the pump so i want to add the fresh fluid now.

Suck out all old fluid refill Turn steering wheel 2-3 times from full lock to full lock Suck refill Repeat until only fresh fluid comes out system hold 0.9qts you might need 2qts to flush.

The FSM procedure says the front wheels need to be off the ground. Make sure the reservoir has fluid in it. Start the vehicle for 3-4 seconds letting the PS pump ingest fluid. Turn vehicle off. Turn steering wheel lock to lock 20 times. (I know what a PITA.) If bubbles form in the reservoir wait 2 minutes. Make sure reservoir stays at the proper level. When completed make sure the reservoir dipstick is at the C mark.

Quote Originally Posted by doityourselfMM The FSM procedure says the front wheels need to be off the ground. Make sure the reservoir has fluid in it. Start the vehicle for 3-4 seconds letting the PS pump ingest fluid. Turn vehicle off. Turn steering wheel lock to lock 20 times. (I know what a PITA.) If bubbles form in the reservoir wait 2 minutes. Make sure reservoir stays at the proper level. When

Correct. Here is the page from the FSM. Refer to SERVICE PROCEDURES POWER steering PUMP - INITIAL OPERATION. Quote Originally Posted by AliAbed thank you my friend if the fluid is in the cold line when the jeep is cold should the fluid be in the hot line dipstick when the engine warmed

JEEP CHEROKEE help me pic my new steering system

after running the rugged ridge steering system for only about 3 months its time for me to find a new steering system i dont like the way it handles or feels while driving with the bumpsteer and deadspot even with the TRE spacers. im looking for something that handles like stock steering but will be beefy and lastme a long time ide like to know what you run how you like it and if there is anything you dont like about it

does the currie system feel like stock steering thats kinda what i want again is a stock steering feeling

the 2 guys in the club running the currie and the rk steering is dave(2000xj) and steve pic(pics xj). dave ran the currie sytem and loved it up until he slid into a rock during the winter trail ride and bent the tie rod. steve pic is running the rk steering with his rk 3 link. i was at his house b4 he got it installed but i asked him how he liked it when he got it installed and he said he loved it.

Quote Originally Posted by jersey_jim does the currie system feel like stock steering thats kinda what i want again is a stock steering feeling yup its the same geometry inverted-Y. definitely the way to go for a quality bolt on upgrade. ive seen it get bent but only under really hard abuse.

Quote Originally Posted by T4STE the 2 guys in the club running the currie and the rk steering is dave(2000xj) and steve pic(pics xj). dave ran the currie sytem and loved it up until he slid into a rock during the winter trail ride and bent the tie rod. steve pic is running the rk steering with his rk 3 link. i was at his house b4 he got it installed but i asked him how he liked it when he got it installed

JEEP CHEROKEE XJ steering system help

It recently came to my attention that 99 XJ with a 6 lift is still equipped with the stock steering system. (I bought it with the lift already done) Now I am having issues with my drag link being mounted at such a steep angle. I am worried that could bind at any time so I am looking in to upgrading my drag link and tie rod. However I am trying to do this on a budget (who isnt right) Anyway I am going

I would say go with currie but Im not sure if that setup works with 6 of lift. I will be at 6.5 when all is said and done but Im going with the Off Road Only crossover steering which is about 650 but its the best steering upgrade out there as far as bolt-on. The OTK kits are expensive and require alot of fab work which I dont want to mess with.

JEEP CHEROKEE Yikes...Power steering fluid in brake system

I know dumb but I accidently put power steering fluid in the brake system. Only about 1 ounce or so but it was driven like that for about a week and now the pedal goes nearly to the floor with reduced braking. Brake light is of course on. I flushed and bleed the entire sytem with at least 2 quarts of new brake fluid but no improvement. I think I know I am in trouble. Is this just a MC issue or am I

well im guessing that if it suddenly failed power steering fluid eats rubber... at least MC seal rubber. pull it apart and rebuild your master pretty cheap. take a look at your flex lines while its off and see if any fragments come out of them. try bleeding them again take a large syringe and pump the fluid from the calipers through to the master. this is how bicycle brakes are bled and its the easiest and best method ive found for the heep too it pushed bubbles UP instead of down... good luck

Quote Originally Posted by bikedude189 well im guessing that if it suddenly failed power steering fluid eats rubber... at least MC seal rubber. pull it apart and rebuild your master pretty cheap. take a look at your flex lines while its off and see if any fragments come out of them. try bleeding them again take a large syringe and pump the fluid from the calipers through to the master. this is how

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Would the power steering system have an effect on death wobble HELP

Ive had troubles with death wobble on my 01 WJ and the local offroad shop threw a BDS dual steering stabilizer at it. That didnt fix the issue but it helped quite a bit. So just this week the return line for my power steering system blew out and had a mechanic put a new one on yesterday. Ever since even the smallest of bumps will trigger DW. I had a 30 mile drive home from work today and got death wobble right fricking times. WTH Any ideas

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Best Desert Cooling Systems Radiator Transmission Power Steering

Looking at doing some cooling improvements for my 98 ZJ 5.9L where it will be able to handle some high temperatures in the desert when the going gets tough. The cooling system will have to be extremely strong and reliable First off between these two radiators below Im thinking the Ron Davis would be best. Any other top quality brands to consider Ron Davis aluminum radiator 2 rows of 1 inch wide tubs

JEEP CHEROKEE Anyone running this steering system

Ive been looking around for a different steering setup. Ive got a 7.5in longarm kit on my MJ. I bent my tierod so bad the other day it might as well be a friggin bow tie. I beat my manche pretty bad but do some on road(75off 25 on). This set up looks pretty good. Anyone use it or one like it httpbulletproofsteering.comsteeringsystems.html

I was turned away from that stuff by many people when I was searching for the perfect D30 steering(my guess that is what you have too) I went with the TeraFlex High steer kit(so far it working 100% for me) if you want really beef just buy the knuckle and make ur own tieroddraglink or have a shop... some really solid DOM with 1-ton balljoints

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE building steering system input wanted

Wondering what people think of this type if steering Is this a good style to go with I know that my factory steering is worn out and maxed out with the 7of lift it now has. Thought about making this for mine but wanted to get some input on it first. Any input would be great. Thanks Ben

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE steering linkage system

Does anyone in here have experience running this IRO kit Opinions httpwww.ironrockoffroad.comMerch...egory_CodePFZ I am interested in upgrading my linkage asap and im looking for ideas. what do you guys have for me note i do use my jeep every other week as a DD.

Quote Originally Posted by Technohead This httpwww.currieenterprises.comces...nc.aspxid913 Done. Hi Eric I know you recommend this system and i am seriously considering it. I wonder if other systems are available to compare. At your current ride height does this linkage system bind or drag on any part of your axle when i installed my IRO suspension i was directed to put some additional bend in the

JEEP CHEROKEE steering system knock

hey guys sometimes when I steer left and right (slow speed 10 mph) there is a knock coming from the front end. I took a look-see under there and the steering bar (which runs across from wheel to wheel) right in front of the steering damper is able to twist (on the forwardback axis same axis direction as the wheels turn) I noticed this because I was looking to re-grease the zerk fittings and i grabbed hold of it. suggestions for fixing this

The Tie rod will have small amount of twist If you grab it and roll it back or down. The TRE is design to have that for the cycling of the steering. It should NOT have any side to side play at all though. Check for play at the TREs and look at the steering box and make sure the bolts are on there and tight. Look for cracks in eth mount area around the box as well.

JEEP CHEROKEE MY power steering system just blew up

This week just gets better. The pump still works for now but all of my fluid spewed everywhere. anybody else had this happen and or knows of any common fault points

steering box seals will do this from time to time... or you broke the high pressure line

a lot of people swap to a dodge durango steering box right

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