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Old 07-24-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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Quick disconnects hitting spring, wtf?

On the driver side the quick disconnect thing is hitting my spring, but on the passenger side it is normal distance from the spring.

How could this happen? does that mean my axle is crooked or something?

I did install a teraflex adj trackbar, recentered the axle, and now my steering wheel is off-center.

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On the driver side the quick disconnect thing is hitting my spring, but on the passenger side it is normal distance from the spring.

How could this happen? does that mean my axle is crooked or something?

I did install a teraflex adj trackbar, recentered the axle, and now my steering wheel is off-center.
I had this problem. It was the wrong springs and they were bowed. Drivers side bowed out towards tire. Passenger side bowed forward and was hitting the sway bar links.
I can't tell you how many times I measured and adjusted my control arms. It was the springs the whole time.

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Old 07-24-2013, 10:20 PM   #3
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I have factory springs with a leveling kit...could that really make the springs bend over time in such a weird way?
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I have factory springs with a leveling kit...could that really make the springs bend over time in such a weird way?
Idk. I just know I had the same problem and it was biitch to figure out. It wasn't obvious. It turned out my springs that came with my very first lift kit were for a TJ.
Check the length of you control arms first and make sure they are the same side to side.

If they are stock CA's then don't worry about measuring it. Just check and make sure they are not bent.
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Got a pic ?
Coil shouldn't bow with a leveling kit. What side is hitting ?
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What discos you have will help us
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:29 PM   #7
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I will check to see if control arms are bent. What are discos?

When trackbar was stock this was still happening, I thought that replacing it with the adj trackbar would fix it.

I get this vibration through my gas pedal sometimes, so it is hard to believe that they disconnect hitting the spring can vibrate the pedal.
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I will check to see if control arms are bent. What are discos?

When trackbar was stock this was still happening, I thought that replacing it with the adj trackbar would fix it.

I get this vibration through my gas pedal sometimes, so it is hard to believe that they disconnect hitting the spring can vibrate the pedal.
The brand of quick swaybar link disconnects you have installed on your Jeep.
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So you have a adj track bar? Is your axle centered?
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Turn wheel to one side and see if anything touches the spring when disconnected
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On the driver side the quick disconnect thing is hitting my spring, but on the passenger side it is normal distance from the spring.

How could this happen? does that mean my axle is crooked or something?

I did install a teraflex adj trackbar, recentered the axle, and now my steering wheel is off-center.

first, i'd bet if you have JKS quick discos, someone forgot to put the little spacer on... (if there are pics in this thread, i can't see them... at work)

second... after you recenter your axle with an adjustable trackbar - if the steering wheel didn't move off center, then you did something wrong. that's common. think about it. you just moved the entire axle, and pivoted the drag link on the pitman arm....

very easy fix, loosen the two pinch bolts on your drag link... have someone sit in your drivers seat and adjust the drag link to center. small increments...


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Old 07-25-2013, 12:52 PM   #12
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Axle is centered, discos are part of the teraflex leveling kit.

The steering wheel is off center, and my ESP BAS light is on. The drag link adjuster is rusted in, I cannot turn it.
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Axle is centered, discos are part of the teraflex leveling kit.

The steering wheel is off center, and my ESP BAS light is on. The drag link adjuster is rusted in, I cannot turn it.
pb blaster or wd40, mine was like that too. They can be a pain to turn
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Mapp gas/heat worked for my tie rod.
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Hold up. The reason for the steering wheel off centered is prob because the axle is not and shifted.
Using the stock TB- the axle shifts when lifted. If you correct with a adj track bar, the steering wheel should be close to or centered again ??
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Hold up. The reason for the steering wheel off centered is prob because the axle is not and shifted.
Using the stock TB- the axle shifts when lifted. If you correct with a adj track bar, the steering wheel should be close to or centered again ??
I aligned the steering wheel after the leveling kit...so that is why it is uncentered now after realignment. I used a ruler and measured both axle-tire distances several times and am pretty much as good aligned as I can be without using a computer.

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