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Old 01-16-2010, 09:25 PM   #1
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Hit a bump and steering wheel is off?

I have an 02 TJ 4.0L 5 speed with a 4" Rough country lift and 35" claws and when I hit a bump the steering wheel goes to the right to keep it going straight and when I hit another bump it goes back to where it should be? Does anyone know what is going on here? I've had the Jeep less than o week and can't find anything wrong.

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Old 01-16-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
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Bumpsteer. You most likely have a drop pitman arm. How did you get 35" tires on with 4" lift?

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Old 01-16-2010, 09:49 PM   #3
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It also has a 1" body lift. I have not done anything to the Jeep yet. I was thinking that bump steer was the same as on my quad when you hit a bump it kicks the wheel not relocates to a diffrent postion and then back when you hit the next bump a mile down the road?
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no. Its really probably bumpsteer, check to see if you have a drop pitman arm.
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Ok I'll look in the morning.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:56 PM   #6
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the other thing you should check is your tie rod and the turnbuckle on the drag link that attaches to the pitman arm. If you can rotate the tie rod beyond the normal play allowed by the ball joints on the tie rod end, or if you can rotate the turnbuckle on the drag link by hand, either of those could cause the problem. Neither should be loose enough to move by hand.

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Old 01-16-2010, 10:59 PM   #7
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What youre on schofield too? what kind of Jeep do you drive?

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