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Old 05-09-2009, 09:47 AM   #1
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jeep wanders to right between shifts

I had local shop put the new drag link, tie rod, and front track bar on Tuesday since I haven't had much time lately. Any way, now the jeep want to wander, mostly to the left, when I shift. Everything is tight and I had the front end aligned - not much better if any. Didn't do this before I made the changes. Any ideas?

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Old 05-09-2009, 10:35 AM   #2
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bring it back to alignment shop. tell them its not aligned properly, and its pulling to the left.
If there a reputable shop they will adress the problem.

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Old 05-09-2009, 11:50 AM   #3
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It doesn't seem like a typical pull. Its like its following the crown of the road when not under acceleration. I lowered the air pressure to 25psi and it seemed to help a little.
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:18 PM   #4
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It sounds like the toe-in is not adjusted properly. Installing those items changed the toe-in so if they didn't re-adjust the toe-in properly it can cause problems like this.

Personally, I would adjust it myself to make sure it's done right. With nothing more than a tape measure and a wrench, you can easily and quickly set your own toe-in and produce a toe-in result every bit as accurate as an alignment shop can.

Set it to between 1/16" and 1/8" per the instructions at Basic Jeep Front End Alignment

More accurate than measuring between the tires like the above website shows would be to clamp two pieces of 1" square steel or aluminum tubing to both brake rotor like shown below and measuring between them at the front and rear. Mark the tubing so you measure at points equal to your tire diameter.
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