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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2002, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Popping noise in my steering

Hey people, Had a popping noise start up in my steering. This has been happening in my Buddies TJ too, and we couldn't figure it out on his either. So now I'm asking for the both of us.

My stering set-up is, a Waggy power steering box, CJ manual steering shaft, non- Tilt.

his, '01 TJ stock steering set-up.

When we rotate the wheel we both get the same noise, asingle pop, turn it back the other direction and there it is again. We can both feel it thru the Steering wheels, Floorboards, and pedals. Eveything appears in order, and well secure, no problems withthe steering on either vehicle. just don't want to see it develpoe into a problem....

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Re: Popping noise in my steering

Not sure about the TJ, but on my CJ I had a popping noise when i steered all the way. Turned out to be a leaf spring sliding under the rest of them on the passenger side. I lived with it.
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Re: Popping noise in my steering

Just a guess/ shot in the dark, but could it be that a Joint in the steering shaft between the fire wall and the steering box is binding. Maybe the pop is the joint letting go after it sticks. Maybe a pice of the steering linkage is bent, causeing this. That is where I would start.
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I had that happen to me. My buddy and I had recently replaced my power steering box when it started making a "clunk" as the steering wheel was turned in either direction. We finally traced it (actually my buddy's 12 year old son did) to a standard hose clamp that was used to clamp the lower steering shaft boot to the steering shaft. As the steering shaft turned the "bolt head" of the clamp would hit the steel brake line and bump over it causing the "clunk". We replaced it with the original low profile clamp and that took care of the problem.
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Re: Popping noise in my steering

This is what is going on with YJ. The spring packs shift when turning. Not sure about the TJ. I'd recommend having your buddy turn the wheel back and forth and shove your head under there and take a look.
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Re: Popping noise in my steering

Is it doing it both from a standstill and under power?
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Re: Popping noise in my steering

I was glad to see someone else ask this question. Since I'm a new Jeeper, I was at a loss. I'm anxious to see if someone has the cure.
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Re: Popping noise in my steering

Check out the panhard rod's ends and mounts. Have someone rock the wheel and try to find where the noise is coming from.
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