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Old 11th June 2012, 14:18   #106
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Jeep looks great . Congrats and a small suggestion cut that extension from the front chassis end, where we fit the bumper it will give a nice look to the friend end. I done it on my old CJ500D.
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Very clean outcome of the jeep, love it. Cant believe this was a CJ500D

Hard Steering - hmm, cant really sit on a comp and figure this out. There are LOTS of things that can cause this.

0) Zero because it is so simple but overlooked - GREASE all points in the jeep, steering system alone has 6 or 7 IIRC) - see if anything improves.

1) Bell Crank - ask someone to vigorously turn the wheel left-right-left-right - while you stand next to the right fender and look at the rod that connects the steering BOX to the bell crank, and also follow its path below the bell crank to the pitman arm. If the speed at which the steeringbox rod moves does not match the speed at which the pitman (Z shaped rod below bell crank) it means the bellcrank is worn out and needs attention.

2) Visually/physically check TRE - tie rod ends and rods themselves. Hold the 2 rods 1 by 1 and try to rotate them, shake them for obvious slack. Note any abnormal movement in the TRE's.

3) Last thing (but the most expensive to replace) is to check the steering box itself. First just ask a mech to (DRAIN OLD Oil if any left) and top up the steering box's oil with SAE90 oil till it overflows. Drive it around and see for any improvement. IF no improvement - DISMANTLE the steering box fully and check for wear and tear, i dont think it has any replaceable spare parts - most likely full replacment needed.

4) When was the time you serviced your kingpin? (knucle grease, kingpin check?) May be its also due - BUT before you open the steering box. Keep steering box expense for last.
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@svsantosh
I discussed the steering issue with the mechanic ,
The following things were examined and ruled out as the cause of hard steering
1.The tie-rod ends
2.The vigorous turning exercise (of steering) was done-the result was again ok
3.Lastly the mechanic said that all the bushes of the steering box has been recently changed ,let them settle for a while (at least a couple of hundred kms) then both the KINGPIN and steering box would be checked for any issue
4.One thing more ,i tried to get the lambda FWHs installed ,but the mechanic failed to install it,The Instructions from the OEM does not help either.
They have not mentioned whether the FRH need to be opened up .
They talked about the circlip,but didnot tell as to how to intall it.
Please enlighten in this regard.
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I may sound paranoid - but after the rebuild, change oil/filters @ 500Kms, check torque on all bolts (engine) and repeat @ 3000Kms - post that I think just stick to the 5000Km oil change cycle. Speeds - just dont over do anything, wrt to RPMS... at the same time, DONT under-DO it, meaning dont stall/knock uncessarily - keep it at healthy RPMs in each gear.
The jeep has covered almost 1000kms post the rebuild and I think I should replace the engine oil sooner than latter.
It is giving trouble free performance after the rebuild
It has only one fly in the ointment -the LAMBDA FREE WHEELING HUBS need a certain special clip (circlip)which i have failed to proure
Can the lambda free wheeling still be installed wthout the circular clip
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The jeep has covered almost 1000kms post the rebuild and I think I should replace the engine oil sooner than latter.
It is giving trouble free performance after the rebuild
It has only one fly in the ointment -the LAMBDA FREE WHEELING HUBS need a certain special clip (circlip)which i have failed to proure
Can the lambda free wheeling still be installed wthout the circular clip
Hi Praveen,

The Axle Circlip prevents the axle from moving out "too much" while in 4WD and turning

This is because the Front Axle have UJ and there is always a phase and speed mismatch between the Front Left and Right Axles.

This results is the axles torquing the hubs loose and eventually they fall off.

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I have removed the soft top off my jeep .The jeep truly looks fabulous ..
Enjoy the pictures .
One thing more ,I have been desperately looking for the circular clips for securing the FWHs but to no avail.
@sabreesh -can you please courier a couple of circular clips
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As its almost 2000 kms into the new restored life of the jeep ,i thought it great to post the current status .I have gone ahead with the DIY installation of the Lambda Free Wheeling hubs,with my share of highs and lows.
Yes ,the jeep feels freer in every sense of the word .The engine seems to be pulling better ,the jeep lugs forward more eagerly and gingerly.
The steering is free but here is the fly in the ointment as the steering is still free hard as compared to my MM540 ,though during the rebuild ,we had the steering box job done.
Initially the steering has great PLAY ,so it need constant course correction-as seen in old HINDI Movies -.Now its ok post a knuckle kit job.
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@blueblooded

From the 8 and 9th picture it looks like you need to secure the Rear Right spring shackle(hanger) Perch as soon as possible, as it has started giving way.

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From the 8 and 9th picture it looks like you need to secure the Rear Right spring shackle(hanger) Perch as soon as possible, as it has started giving way.

Chengappa.
Dear chengappa
I have already done it .The pictures were taken little earlier .

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