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Richard buttocks 16-12-2013 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beagle (Post 1434928)
Is this something to be expected on the majority of cherokees? Or is it just a roll of the dice, and hope not to get a dud cherokee??

will happen to all.
espesially is used offroad.

mine has even cracked the repairs by jeep.

xjdavid 17-12-2013 04:57 AM

Re: Steering Box Bolts Sheared Off!!!
 

I also got the run around from jeep. There was 2 stages of repair. First stage was done under a recall in 1997. If this didn't hold there was a stage 2 mod done which involved welding in a plate thing around the chasis. My stage 2 was done at Mercedes Benz Queensland about 6 years ago. They had the contract to do the mod.

Just watch the steering box as the steering wheel is turned, if you can see the box moving then you need to have the mod done.

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Big Dave 17-12-2013 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beagle (Post 1434928)
Is this something to be expected on the majority of cherokees? Or is it just a roll of the dice, and hope not to get a dud cherokee??

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard buttocks (Post 1434938)
will happen to all.
espesially is used offroad.

mine has even cracked the repairs by jeep.

No not all are "Dud's" and it is only the pre 97 updates affected. The issue was rectified at the factory for the post 97 update.

The Smiths 17-12-2013 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Big Dave (Post 1434958)
No not all are "Dud's" and it is only the pre 97 updates affected. The issue was rectified at the factory for the post 97 update.

But later ones also have similar issues, I have with my 99 - but BIG tyres really do not help

Tuffeb 17-12-2013 11:52 AM

I put longer bokts through the steering box with lock nuts on the end

Also put a steering box brace in feels heaps to drive

tazwegion 08-01-2014 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tuffeb (Post 1435016)
I put longer bokts through the steering box with lock nuts on the end

Also put a steering box brace in feels heaps to drive


A steering brace is an investment especially if you have anything other than "road slicks" under your Jeep, most (if not all) of the aftermarket units I've seen available are designed for LHD vehicles so something home brew is the most likely option.

darksidecustoms 08-01-2014 05:06 PM

Steering Box Bolts Sheared Off!!!
 

Might be imagining things but was yankeedave considering a locally made brace?

kj69 08-01-2014 05:15 PM

there was a guy on the forum ,( Australia ) making rock rails and steering box braces only just before xmas im sure,edit
found him ,http://www.ausjeepoffroad.com/forum/...=127236&page=6

darksidecustoms 08-01-2014 05:50 PM

Steering Box Bolts Sheared Off!!!
 

Ah yes. Thanks KJ :-)


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