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06 Mar 2019 18:56 #204201 by Mole
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As titled I can't get rid of the play In the steering box so have decided to replace it my question is are they all the same or do the differ with different jimny models?

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06 Mar 2019 19:00 #204202 by sniper
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I think they are the same across the range, I have seen a guy offering rebuilt units on Ebay, £170ish if my memory serves.....

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06 Mar 2019 19:10 - 06 Mar 2019 19:11 #204203 by Mole
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Yeah that's about right I have toyed with just a second hand one there is a 2010 one for £50 mine is a 2002. iv adjusted mine right up but is just tight with play
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06 Mar 2019 19:55 #204207 by Lambert
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As far as I am aware the only difference is between power and none power steering but both types are the same throughout the gen3 models.

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07 Mar 2019 06:26 #204226 by kirkynut
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Have you tried to adjust it properly? When I did mine I overtightened it to start with and had to back it off. So I doubt you need a new box. There will always be some play as is the nature of steering boxes.

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07 Mar 2019 06:48 #204228 by yakuza
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Is the box servicable?
Original parts available?

My experience with these is that when you start to adjust it will not get better. my car has 112000km on it and i do not like the play in the box. have had to tighten it two times, first at around 95000km and last time at 105000km.
Think it was the same on the SJ and after a couple of tightenings it gets tight at full left/right when it you have removed the play at straight.
Gets worse faster with bigger tires and wobble of course.

When changing the steering box for my SJ I thought i'd pop the lid on the ones I had in stock and look at the inside. I think there was rusty water inside 3 of 5 boxes. This is better with the servo assisted ones as the hot oil from the pump and reservoir will evaporate any condensation.

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07 Mar 2019 09:47 #204232 by Mole
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When I first got my jim it play was almost undrivable so I adjusted it after asking people's advice and it worked a treat but it crept back and now won't go all I can get is a stiff wheel with play so in the end I tool a chance on the cheaper one and if I can service the old one then will keep it as a back up or pass it on to another owner

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07 Mar 2019 21:57 #204280 by kirkynut
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There's a few Jimny's being broken to get a good second hand one if it is that bad but find the official instructions on how to set it up first as it's not straight forward I seem to recall.

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08 Mar 2019 07:01 #204295 by j999pre
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There are different ones. The pipe locations changed slightly.

I have used steering boxes available

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10 Mar 2019 12:31 #204381 by muto
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would it be easy to replace the steering box oil? I have a Jimny without power steering. The box seems to be in quite good condition for the mileage it has seen(280tkm). Maybe little less than one cm lack when the tires are straight.

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