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    I just replaced the steering gear box on my CJ. I used one off a 89 wrangler. I had to replace the main inpug shaft that the steering shaft hooks up to cause they are smaller than the CJ. It turns fine to the left but when I turn to the right it has some stiff spots in it. Just checking if someone might know what to do...

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    Not super good with steering but did you check that the steering box was good off your doaner? If so have you done a good bleed on the system? Have you had someone stand in front and look for any binding?

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    The YJ steering shafts are known for the ujoints binding. Do you flop it around before installing it. and check that the steering joints are free. IF not you may want to check that first. I r/r'd a steering box before only to find the problem still existed. IT was the steering joints. Tankfully I had a spare box and didn't waste the ching on a new one.
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