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JEEP CJ5 STEERING PROBLEM

1977 Jeep CJ5 • 40,000 miles

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December 26, 2012.



ARE YOUR BRACKETS JUST LIKE THESE?......EXACTLY?

REASON I'M ASKING---THIS PUMP MAY BE OFF OF AN AMC HORNET...NOT A JEEP

(SEE 1ST PIC)

FORTUNATELY, THE CJ5 I HAVE NOW (#6) HAS MANUAL STEERING---EZ TO MAINTAIN!

A MANUAL STEERING GEAR IS GEARED DIFFERENTLY THAN POWER STEERING GEAR---IT MAY TAKE ME AN ADDITIONAL STEERING WHEEL REVOLUTION, OR TWO, TO MOVE FROM EXTREME LEFT TO EXTREME RIGHT---BUT'S A LOT EZier TO TURN THAN YOURS WOULD BE WITH THE ENGINE OFF. EVEN IN A BIND, IT'S NOT SO HARD TO "FIGHT" MY STEERING WHEEL AROUND!

UNFORTUNATELY, FOR YOU, I CAN'T SNAP SOME PICS OF MINE, AND SEND THEM

----I HAVE A COUPLE OF FRIENDS WITH POWER STEERING, BUT IT'S KINDA LATE HERE, SO I CAN'T RUN OVER TO THEIR HOUSE AND SNAP A FEW!

.............BUT I CAN......IF ALLOWED A DAY OR TWO!

THIS IS A VERY EZ TASK----BUT WITH A VISUAL AID---IT WOULD BE EZier TO EXPLAIN

I LOOKED IN SEVERAL OF MY BOOKS, THEY SAY LOOSEN THE BOLTSJUST DON'T SHOW YOU A PIC OR DIAGRAM

CAN YOU TAKE SOME GOOD PICS FROM THE FRONT AND REAR OF YOURS AND POST THEM HERE?

IF POSSIBLE TAKE THEM FROM THE FRONT AND REAR......BUT SORTA LOW, AS TO SEE THE BRACKETING ON THE BOTTOM SIDE

IF YOU SHOULD LOOSEN THE CORRECT ONES, SO IT WILL PIVOT--IT IS IMPORTANT NOT TO PRY AGAINST THE RESERVOIR---AS IT WILL EZily BEND AND MAY START A LEAK THAT CANNOT BE STOPPED! SOME HAVE A SQUARE SLOT IN THE BRACKETS IN WHICH YOU CAN USE A PULL HANDLE OR RATCHET TO TENSION THE SYSTEM----SOME BRACKETS ARE STEEL---SOME ARE ALUMINUM

WITHOUT PICS---I WON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAVE

HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD YOUR JEEP?

IS HE ROADWORTHY?

DO YOU HAVE ANY REPAIR MANUALS?

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2007-ford-taurus-tune-up

MINE CJ 5 IS A '77 TOO---I'VE MADE MANY USER-FRIENDLY MODIFICATIONS TO HIM--I'M WILLING TO SHARE!

I CAN ALSO SHARE HOW TO SAVE $$$ WHEN YOU BUY PARTS

SPILL YOUR GUTS ON YOUR JEEP--INTENTIONS WITH IT--WHAT ELSE YOU NEED---SKILLS---TOOLING--ETC

WE CAN RUN THIS THREAD ENDLESSLY

YOUR TURN............

THE MEDIC



Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Dec 27, 2012.