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Old 11-20-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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i know im beating a dead horse but i just need facts and lots of help please!

ok so here goes i have found similar symptoms with my jeep and im not sure if its dw (death wobble) i just replaced my drag link , tie rod ends and steering stabilizer. also , before i got into the front diff rebuild i discovered that one of my splindle bolts ( the one the caliper slides on ) had worked its way out and was causing the jeep to pull and swerve when i would try to stop so when i got a chance i drilled the hole in my spindle out and rethreaded it with a Heli-Coil kit . I have started noticing that around 45 is has like a "weave" or swerve to the steering everything was measured twice before the install as to not throw the alignment off . i went ahead and am replacing my track bar bushings with polyeurethane ones ... so any ideas would help .... if you think of anything please shoot it my way !

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:29 PM   #2
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If it was death wobble you would know it. From what you have noted it is not. Check all bolts and joints for any play before replacing anything.

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:44 PM   #3
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Check the tires and track bar mount.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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pdx i had the tires rotated and balance like 4 months ago and have been wheeling only once or not at all since then .....there was a moderately stiff articulation spot on the trail would that have kicked it out of alignment? oh and when i put the track bar back in i found an extra hole drilled in the track bar bracket on the axle do you think i should try to lift the jeep and use the other hole ??
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
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ok i checked everything seems like an alignment issue....im taking it to get an alignment on wednesday. just on a side note if u used a thread repair kit on my spindle i didnt use any type of like loctite or anything should i have used loctite or something ????
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Check the track bar mounts,are the holes tight around the bolt? If not the axle can shift back and fourth when driving. Blue locktite is a good idea on the caliper bolts.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:05 PM   #8
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ok so i checked it out last night just went around the front end and started shaking stuff i tightened anything that felt loose, and the only thing i found that was loose was that dinky little clamp that tightens down on the adjustment sleeve. I drove the wife to work in it today and it was shaking like the tires were out of balance.....massive shake at like 50-55 i think the speedometer gear is incorrect cuz it felt like we were going alot faster than 55 ....thas the prognosis so far will go and check out my track bar bolt holes loctite the caliper bolts and let you guys know what happens..thanx
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:37 PM   #9
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Probably tire or wheel related, let us know.maybe check the drivelines and u joints. Are the lug nuts on tight?
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:20 AM   #10
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Do you have a lift installed ? how much lift ? Was drop pitman put on ? Have you had the caster checked ? answer these and you may get more help, hopefully...
sounds more like caster adjustment.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:46 PM   #11
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ok to answer ur multipart question bamadan , 3 inch lift installed , pitman arm installed is for a 4inch lift , no i have not had the caster adjusted how do adjust this ? Could i do this myself or should a shop do it , i went to school to work on big equipment but i know thats not a jeep , so what do you recommend ? Also to answer ur question pdx i have replaced all u joints in the front shaft plus the track ball cuz mine was missing needle bearings.
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ok so i got underneath the jeep last night after the craziest ride home last night . I started shaking all of my suspension components to discover what was happening i had replaced the upper disconnect bushings when i replaced the sway bar bushings (i ordered the kit from summit , not quadratec) not realizing or i guess half thinking i was going to replace the lowers , anyways , i installed hitch pins for quick disconnects , and the lower bushings had bolts holding them tight previously , now with the hitch pins installed they were not held as tight , so , the jeep acted like it had no sway bar in the front ......rookie mistake i reckon , thanx all for the help in the right direction. So ive got new disconnect bushings on order i ll report the results back when they are installed.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:26 PM   #13
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ok so i had the jeep aligned , turns out when i installed the "drag link" from the pitman arm the castle nut was ridiculously loose like the dude took it off with his fingers! man , i feel like a dumbass ! he aligned it drove like brand new used lol,
still having what i think is alittle bumpsteer caused by the dropped pitman arm.... i think im gonna change back to the stock pitman arm . i ll report back when i get it done ! thanx guys for all the advice! , hope this helps someone in the future.

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