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Old 04-28-2013, 07:05 PM   #31
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Having drag link issues with mine, thinking ill have my buddy (A.S.E. certified mechanic who owns a tj & jk) run through my suspension. Hit a divet in the road and steering went slack.

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:36 PM   #32
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Having drag link issues with mine, thinking ill have my buddy (A.S.E. certified mechanic who owns a tj & jk) run through my suspension. Hit a divet in the road and steering went slack.
You need to check the bolts on your drag link to make sure they are tight. You can do this in about 5 minutes (before driving your Jeep). Be safe.

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Old 04-29-2013, 11:05 AM   #33
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You need to check the bolts on your drag link to make sure they are tight. You can do this in about 5 minutes (before driving your Jeep). Be safe.
They are tight. Just checked them. There is play on the drivers side link.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:06 PM   #34
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You need to check the bolts on your drag link to make sure they are tight. You can do this in about 5 minutes (before driving your Jeep). Be safe.
Yes they need to be tight,BUT. Last week me and a buddy did a 4.5 hr trip to Rausch Creek.I saw this thread before I left & cranked those nuts tight.So we do our 9hr day of wheeling and the next day we check out Jeeps over before heading home & I somehow noticed the one end that goes into that sleeve twists ie-not tight.HOLY SH*T I think.I put a wrench on the nuts & yup,there tight but the sleeve isnt.I had to back off the nuts,lube them & reposition the "collars" So just because the nuts are tight dont assume the sleeve is.I almost poped myself when I saw how loose they were.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:53 PM   #35
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So I called stealership... Popped in for quick looksey at drag link. Drivers side link blown, passenger side boot shot. We are hoping pitman arm is ok...

Sadfully I knew this, on the other hand, free fix with my warranty (if they don't screw me over and try to refuse)
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:47 PM   #36
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Yes they need to be tight,BUT. Last week me and a buddy did a 4.5 hr trip to Rausch Creek.I saw this thread before I left & cranked those nuts tight.So we do our 9hr day of wheeling and the next day we check out Jeeps over before heading home & I somehow noticed the one end that goes into that sleeve twists ie-not tight.HOLY SH*T I think.I put a wrench on the nuts & yup,there tight but the sleeve isnt.I had to back off the nuts,lube them & reposition the "collars" So just because the nuts are tight dont assume the sleeve is.I almost poped myself when I saw how loose they were.
Wow. Good thing you checked the "collars". No wonder so many Jeeps get trailered to and from...
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #38
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Wow. Good thing you checked the "collars". No wonder so many Jeeps get trailered to and from...
From now on before I go on any trips & even every week of everyday driving Im going to check that collar.

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