|09-24-2012 09:46 AM|
|Imped||No, it doesn't have any bearing on DW. If that's a problem you're having, find out why your axle isn't being properly constrained.|
|09-24-2012 09:08 AM|
|09-24-2012 08:52 AM|
You need to......
Go back, set the toe to 1/8" in and THEN re-center the steering wheel. All of this needs to be done with the tires on the ground pointing dead ahead.
|09-23-2012 08:45 PM|
|09-23-2012 07:15 PM|
|Imped||Wheels need to be on the ground....otherwise you're turning and not going anywhere. I'm betting you didn't properly set the toe before trying to center the steering wheel.....|
|09-23-2012 04:20 PM|
|09-23-2012 04:06 PM|
|sloppywood||Before and after lift pics?|
|09-23-2012 11:59 AM|
|09-23-2012 11:55 AM|
|09-23-2012 11:52 AM|
|01tj-Bob||Ya I know that it should turn by hand. You should be ok|
|09-23-2012 11:49 AM|
|01tj-Bob||Threads do look ok|
|09-23-2012 11:48 AM|
|09-23-2012 11:42 AM|
|01tj-Bob||That and having the wheels off the ground|
|09-23-2012 11:33 AM|
|TalkIsJeep||FML! I didn't even dawn on me until just now. Was I supposed to have the key turned to the on position so the steering wheel could move?! I just went to put the key in and the wheel is basically locked up, can't turn the key at all either. AHH|
|09-23-2012 11:27 AM|
Then again if the threads were screwed up enough to not move the wheel, then I'd think they wouldn't feed into the turnbuckle at all..which isn't the case.
I'm at a loss..
|09-23-2012 11:15 AM|
|01tj-Bob||Post a pic of your drag link|
|09-23-2012 11:01 AM|
|09-23-2012 10:55 AM|
|01tj-Bob||Spend 50 bucks and have it aligned, it'll be the best $50.00 you ever spent.|
|09-23-2012 10:27 AM|
Trouble Re-Centering Steering Wheel After Lift
So I'm stumped. I just installed a lift on my LJ and my steering wheel was way off center, which I read is fairly common. I went by the instructions from Basic Jeep Front End Alignment to re-center and I hit a wall. First off, I like how they specify to grab and turn the turnbuckle "by hand" doing it with a pipe wrench was hard enough.
But here goes..so my steering wheel was about 90 degrees off. I started turning the turnbuckle one way, by hand because it moved VERY little at this point but it wasn't impossible, and it seemed to work but got very tight, very quickly. So since the guide didn't give a specific direction to turn in, I figured I'd try the other way, even though it was the longer way for the wheel to travel to center, it was going a bit smoother (I ended up using some vice grips for extra leverage, but it was going well.) Welp, I got to damn near the end of the threads on both sides of the turnbuckle and saw that the steering wheel didn't travel nearly enough So I had to go back the other way AGAIN. This time I grabbed a pipe wrench. Had my brother watch as I was cranking through, the pipe wrench was working wonders. The wheel didn't budge. Not a millimeter. I went all the way through to the OTHER end of the threads, and it didn't move at all. I'm afraid I might have messed something up.
So where I'm at right now, no matter what I do to the turnbuckle, the steering wheel stays in 1 position, which happens to be completely upside down at this point and I'm livid. The instructions on that site made it out to be way more simple than it was. I feel like I need to buy a whole new drag link at this point.