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TightSteer Sector Shaft Tensioner
Fits 41-71 MB, GPW, CJ-2A, 3A, 3B, 5, Truck

Part # 716100

New TightSteer Sector Shaft Tensioner

Free play reducer for Ross Steering Boxes.

The TightSteer is an aftermarket devise that is designed to reduce freeplay in steering systems that is common in Willys.

The TightSteer is a spring-loaded mechanism that replaces the sector shafts' set screw and provides constant pressure thru the entire rotation of the worm gear. It reduces free play and the dreaded 'Willys Wobble".

For 7/8" sectors shafts found on all these vehicles

No drilling or modifiction is required. It is a bolt on system.

Helpful Guides and Illustrations:
Tightsteer Installation Guide

Fits:41-45 MB
41-45 GPW
46-49 CJ-2A
49-53 CJ-3A
53-64 CJ-3B
55-66 CJ-5
46-53 Truck

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Measurements of the 716100 thanks

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Please email what measurements your looking for.

The Installation guide says the #100 fits a list of vehicles including the M38 with 7/16 threads. I assume this the #100 since you list some of the vehicles in the #100 list from the Installation guide?

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Give us a call so we can sort out your confusion. Thank you!

Can you still get part #200 for 1967 and later CJ5 with the V6?

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
See part number: 716200

I don’t see the M38 on the list yet I do see the civilian equivalent CJ3. Will this work on an M38 (1950-1952)?

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
The M38/M38A1 boxes are different than the CJs. Give us a call and we can try to help you out on that.

Will this fit and work on a 1971 CJ-5 with a V-6?

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
These are for the 4-134 gear boxes only.

Will this work on the manual steering box that came in a 1964 Jeep Willys Kaiser Wagoneer?

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Sorry, these are only for the vehicles listed.

Would this take the place of a shock Stabilizer , or do you need both

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
I would recommend both. They serve different functions.

I have a 1954 m38a1 willys jeep will this tightsteer work on my jeep someone told me it had to be 7"16 will the 7/8 work??

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
The M38A1 uses 15/16" and will not work for the 7/8"

tightsteer sector shaft tensioner #716100. Will this fit our 1967 CJ5A with ross steering box.

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Yes, as long as you have the 7/8" sector shaft.

Greetings Kaiser team, This tightsteer Sector shaft Tensioner 716100, will fit in my wagon 1951 4X4

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
No sorry, that year Station Wagon has a 15/16" diameter sector shaft and it wont work.

Hello, Could you please tell me if this would fit my Hotchkiss jeep ?

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Please send us some more vehicle information and we can help out.

Will this or any of the other tight steers work on my 52 m38a1?

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Sorry, no. They dont make a kit for the M38/A1.

I just rebuilt my steering gear box and used the tight steer on it. I only feel pressure when the tightsteer is screwed all the way down and then my sector shaft moves in and out of the house at about 1/4 to a 1/2 inch. Is this normal or is there an underlying issue?

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Sounds like you need to check your gear box for excessive play/wear and the bushings/shims in there too.

Will this fit on a 1970 CJ5 with a 4 cylinder hurricane engine.

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Yes but only if your sector shaft measures 7/16". Thanks

Will this fit on a 51 M38? Is it possible to put it in without removing the gearbox?

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
These are only for the vehicle we list.
Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Sorry, no it will not be available for the M38

this number is correct for cj-5 1971 v-6 225 dauntless?

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
No sorry, it will not thread into the V6-225 gear boxes.

cj-2a does tight steer come in different strengths?

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Please see install instructions above for how to adjust.

What part number will fit a 1968 cj5 with a v6 engine

Willys Tech:
716200A is the part number for that one with the V6-225

What is the correct item number for the Tightsteer sector shaft tensioner for a 1968 CJ5?

Willys Tech:
That is part number: 716200A for the 1968 CJ-5 with the V6-225. This is the proper part number for it with the 4-134 engine with 7/8 shaft.

when you install the tightsteer can you do it on the jeep without removing the gear box and or the fender. does it come with new gaskets and what is the chances of little or no success.

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Yes, they used the 7/8" sector shaft.
Willys Tech:
It is recommened to remove it. It is alot easier to install.
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