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Old 02-07-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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Rear track bar

I am having a problem with my Jeep tracking back and forth going straight down the road, using every bit of my lane. Everything under the front seems to be tight. I checked sway bars, tie rods, steering linkage, but could not find anything out of the ordinary. Checked the rear track bar, there is a little bit of play, but not to much. Is there supposed to be ANY PLAY at all or not? I have a 98 TJ, 4.0, 5-speed, 33x13.50 Toyo Open Country on M/T Classic II.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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You should not have any movement in the rear track bar so would change bushings. Mine was doing the same and changed bushings in track bar and control arms. Made a big difference. Are you using a drop pitman arm?

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Old 02-07-2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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My TJ also felt loose or unstable. I checked my rear trackbar it had slight movement the nut/bolt was slightly loose I tightened them up all is good now.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:41 PM   #4
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Not that I know of, bought it with a lift. Suspension looks stock except for OME springs and shocks, but not for sure.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:42 PM   #5
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Mine has some play on the end that connects to the rearend.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:23 PM   #6
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Those are the control arms and you have eight of them or 16 bushings. If one is bad they are all the same age. If everything has been good until now you may be able to change out the bushings or you can get new arms and upgrade to adjustable if you can afford to.
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Clayton Long Arm, 4 link rear, no rear track bar
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:28 PM   #8
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Just reread your post and see that you were still talking about track bar connection. You may need another track bar which are available from several sources. I use a Rubicon Express. Be sure and check control arms too as they can have similar problems. Good luck.
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A loose track bar or control arm can cause problems but so can an improper toe-in adjustment where your front-end alignment is concerned. When is the last time you had your toe-in setting checked to make sure it's where it should be?

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