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Old 08-15-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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Yesterday I took my front track bar off. After that my steering wheel wasn't centered. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? Is it because I didn't take of the rear track bar?

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Old 08-15-2014, 11:04 AM   #2
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Is your Jeep lifted?

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Odd. The track bar isn't attached to anything steering related.

If it was holding your Jeep higher or lower than the springs want to sit naturally, then it can affect that a little bit I guess.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:05 PM   #4
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Odd. The track bar isn't attached to anything steering related. If it was holding your Jeep higher or lower than the springs want to sit naturally, then it can affect that a little bit I guess.
That's what I'm thinking. Should just need to be adjusted a little bit and be fine
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Is your Jeep lifted?
I have a spring over axle lift.

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Odd. The track bar isn't attached to anything steering related. If it was holding your Jeep higher or lower than the springs want to sit naturally, then it can affect that a little bit I guess.
That's what I was thinking too. But I didn't notice a lift at all. I will probably just throw it on the alignment rack and get everything zeroed in
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:25 PM   #6
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I have a spring over axle lift. That's what I was thinking too. But I didn't notice a lift at all. I will probably just throw it on the alignment rack and get everything zeroed in
IMO....That's what it was. The same thing happen with my XJ....well it was coils and a too short of a track bar
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anyone know how to straighten the steering wheel..when the wheels are straight and its in the locked position, the steering wheel is completely up side down..it was in a wreck a while ago so that obviously threw it off somehow..i tried to turn the turnbuckle on the drag link but it doesn't do anything..does the car need to be off the ground cause i did that ..not sure how to make it center. any help would be awesome
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anyone know how to straighten the steering wheel..when the wheels are straight and its in the locked position, the steering wheel is completely up side down..it was in a wreck a while ago so that obviously threw it off somehow..i tried to turn the turnbuckle on the drag link but it doesn't do anything..does the car need to be off the ground cause i did that ..not sure how to make it center. any help would be awesome
No you can do it In your drive way. Look after the pitman arm for a coupler, I forget how to do it right now. If you google it, it should come up. If you can't find one for the wrangler look up a Cherokee write up- I know there's one of those

Edit: I'm with the woman right now and she's giving me the get off your phone look. I can get you pictures tomorrow of it's location and maybe a how to link if I can find one.
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*Sorry the double post, as I can no longer edit the other one*

Re-Centering Your Steering Wheel

1. With your tires pointing as straight as possible (leave your steering wheel rotated) and your tires on the ground, loosen the bolts on your drag link turnbuckle using a 15mm deep socket or wrench.

2. Grab the turnbuckle with your hand and rotate it a little bit at a time. Check your steering wheel periodically while doing this until it appears to be centered again.

3. Try to make sure that the bolts are pointing away from the track bar (rotate just the bolt sleeve and not the turnbuckle itself if necessary) and then tighten up the turnbuckle bolts.

4. Take your Jeep out for a test ride and determine if you need to make any other adjustments. It may take a few times to get it right but at least it is easy to do.

See the link for some pictures: http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html
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^awesome info!

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