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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 06:06 PM
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steering components

I'm in the process of learning all the different parts of my Jeep and I was wondering if someone could take a look at the attached picture and tell me what the parts labeled 1, 2, and 3 are. I've labeled the sway bar and steering stabilizer, so I hope I got those right. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] Also, do Jeeps use a recirculating ball steering method?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 07:30 PM
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Re: steering components

Joker,

1- Looks like the track bar. This keeps the axle from shifting side to side. It helps the vehicle track a straight course. Wranglers have them, but I don't think any CJs did.

2- Drag Link. Connects to steering box and to tie rod. Sometimes it connects to the passenger side knuckle in a hole next to the tie rod.

3- Tie Rod. Ties the two wheels together to steer together.

Don't know about the recirc ball steering...

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Re: steering components

Joker,

1- Looks like the track bar. This keeps the axle from shifting side to side. It helps the vehicle track a straight course. Wranglers have them, but I don't think any CJs did.

2- Drag Link. Connects to steering box and to tie rod. Sometimes it connects to the passenger side knuckle in a hole next to the tie rod.

3- Tie Rod. Ties the two wheels together to steer together.

Don't know about the recirc ball steering...

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Re: steering components

Yes, Jeeps use recirculating ball steering.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 11:13 PM
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Re: steering components

Ramo gets n A+ on that one and the later answer is yes.

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