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dirtdigger 07-02-2013 01:02 PM

Loose steering
 
I have noticed that while driving my jeep seems to drift not dw but seems to steer itself at times does anyone have any ideas it has a 4 to 6 inch lift and 35s if that helps thanks in advance.

Theairhead 07-02-2013 01:14 PM

Have someone rock the steering wheel back and forth while you or your mechanic look for any play in parts.

dirtdigger 07-02-2013 01:25 PM

I've done that also just replaced all bushings and tie tod ends

Theairhead 07-02-2013 01:31 PM

Did you check the track bar? Also do you have the stock one or an adjustable? Also did you change out the stock steering stabilizer.

dirtdigger 07-02-2013 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Theairhead (Post 3920553)
Did you check the track bar? Also do you have the stock one or an adjustable? Also did you change out the stock steering stabilizer.

It has a stock track bar with relocation brackets by po I'm in process of changeling that now not sure about steering stabalizer

dirtdigger 07-02-2013 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by dirtdigger (Post 3920558)

It has a stock track bar with relocation brackets by po I'm in process of changeling that now not sure about steering stabalizer

It has a skyjacker stabalizer

Theairhead 07-02-2013 02:12 PM

Are you putting in a new front track bar ? Adjustable or not?

dirtdigger 07-02-2013 02:12 PM

Adjustable front and rear and taking out the relocation brackets

Theairhead 07-02-2013 02:18 PM

When's the last time you got an alignment?

dirtdigger 07-02-2013 02:46 PM

Last time I tried they said they couldn't because of the lift height not sure what to do about that and thanks for trying to help I'm lost

Theairhead 07-02-2013 02:52 PM

Call around to different shops. Someone should be able to. Mention you have a lift and bigger tires.

dirtdigger 07-02-2013 03:00 PM

Ok thanks ill try to track a shop down my wife won't ride in it and that got me a little mad

Imped 07-02-2013 03:06 PM

You don't need to take it to a shop to 'align' it. You can do it yourself. Educate yourself and get to it.

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bigmaninds 07-02-2013 03:12 PM

I had the exact same problem it ended up being "tie rod roll" check your bushings on your tie rods most likely worn out. I ended up goin to 1 ton rod ends. If you haven upgraded your steering you will continue to get this problem. Have someone turn the wheel while your underneath looking at what the tie rods are doing

dirtdigger 07-02-2013 09:53 PM

Thanks guys for all the good info looks like I got some studying to do once again thanks

Theairhead 07-02-2013 11:20 PM

You could do the alignment yourself. There are many guides out there. But if you mess it up you could find a shop somewhere.


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