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Old 06-27-2010, 12:50 AM   #1
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Offroad mishap

Alright so I went offroading in my 1990 Jeep Wrangler and went over a slight hill and landed in a somewhat steep drop. It drives fine but when I turn the steering wobbles. I love jeeps but i don't really know too much about cars so I was wondering if anybody knew what was wrong or could tell me what to look for.

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Old 06-27-2010, 12:53 AM   #2
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what exactly happened? this doesnt make too much sense. more detail

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Yeah it's a little sketchy on the details. So I was driving with a friend and the road runs along the top of a hill and his house is at the bottom and there is this monstrous overgrown field so we had the bright idea to drive down through it. What I didn't know was that it did a sort of ski jump thing and I landed kind of hard at the bottom. It wasn't anything too extreme but I think the steering is a bit messed up and like I said I don't really know that much about it.
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and no didn't roll it
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Well things to look at for the steering problem would be:

Pitman arm
Track bar or control arms
tie rod
stabilizer
(those joints on the end of the tie rod ends)
and make sure your lug nuts are still tight
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Is it wobbling at high speed or low speed or both?
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:39 AM   #9
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Ok thanks! I'll look at those things. One other thing I forgot to mention though is that it only does it when I'm turning. It's fine when I'm going straight.
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Are you sure your 4WD is disengaged? Does it do it in both directions or just one?
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It seems to favor the left but then again that may just be that I made a lot of left hand turns. And to answer your question yes it was disengaged. We also have a 4x4 Posi-Lok on it if that makes any difference, which I don't think it does.
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Naw, the posi-lock doesn't make a difference as long as the transfer case is in 2WD. After a visual inspection of all the steering and front end components I would take it in and have the alignment checked and go from there.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:47 PM   #13
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yeah it seems to be fine. It was probably always there and i just didnt notice it before. either way thanks to everyone who offered help. glad i found this site. on to a whole new set of problems. thanks again guys
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