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Old 11-15-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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Problem with steering

This is my first jeep it is a 94 yj and it is hard to keep in the road . it has a 4in lift with shackles on it and 33s it will stear with your pinky it is that easy is all jeeps like that or is something wrong with mine

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Old 11-15-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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My '95 you can turn it with your pinky too. No issues here so I would say its fine. I enjoy it, I'm in the military and our trucks are not friendly when it comes to power steering. I guess 37"+ tires have something to do with it.

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Old 11-15-2013, 05:49 PM   #3
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Tire pressure and alignment. Start at recommended psi and drop 2 psi each time you test. I run 28 psi

The alignment is critical and you can only set the toe. YJ is 0 + or minus 1/16 th. So the front of the tire and rear if the tire should measure the same.

Once aligned try tire pressures
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:03 PM   #4
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If you raised the jeep four inches with shackles there's half your problem and as jokerchief says, alignment...maybe a good stabilizer shock too
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:39 PM   #5
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This is the way I bought it . Checked to toe it is the same looks like they have cut the rear sway bar off of it too. I will get a new steering shock tomorrow and try it . It will bounce your guts out over rocks thanks for the info guys
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:37 PM   #6
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YJs don't have rear sway bars only track bars and are useless. Is the front sway bar still there? If this is gone then replacing it may fix your whole problem of keeping it on the road.
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Yeah the front one is still there . I guess they cut the rear bar for flexing
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There should be a track bar, bolted to the frame in the DS and to the axle on the PS. The sway bar connects to the leaf spring ubolt plate then bolts up to the frame by the steering gear box runs across the frame and bolts to the frame again then back to the spring plate.
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Don't know about shackle raising kits but usually on lifts the front track bar has to be adjusted with an adapter to keep it parallel .
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Did the steering shock solve your problem? I'm having similar issues. . .
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Don't know about shackle raising kits but usually on lifts the front track bar has to be adjusted with an adapter to keep it parallel .
There is big debate on out this on this forum. The track bars are not needed for leaf sprung suspensions. Track bars are designed to align the axle and keep it centered. Well on a lea sprung suspension the leaf springs do this, which renders the track bars useless.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:22 PM   #12
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Check the joints in the shaft from steering colum to gear box and check the ubolts
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There is big debate on out this on this forum. The track bars are not needed for leaf sprung suspensions. Track bars are designed to align the axle and keep it centered. Well on a lea sprung suspension the leaf springs do this, which renders the track bars useless.
Big debate? Only debate is on sway bar depending on your setup. I hope everyone else knows to rip out the track bars.
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Big debate? Only debate is on sway bar depending on your setup. I hope everyone else knows to rip out the track bars.
I couldn't find the thread (cause if the new look of WF) but there was a thread that someone was trying to argue the fact that the trac bars actually did something. I'm with you on the sway bar no sway bar and to rip out the trac bars. I guess I just wasn't clear enough on my post.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:12 AM   #15
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Is it possible someone put a quick ratio steering box in the Jeep before you got it? I have a Red Head box on my Dodge & it's quite touchy. Nothing dangerous, but you do have to get a feel for it.

Track bars were AMC's last ditch effort to beat the "jeeps are dangerous" label.

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