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HAFICON 08-26-2013 07:11 PM

Center steering wheel?
 
Just picked up my Jeep from shop an the steering wheel is off center Jeep is driving all I've the road. Can't I center I with my pro cal? I have I with me by do not see an option on the dip switch settings to do it

Thanks for replies I have a 4 hour drive ahead of me to get back home.

kjeeper10 08-26-2013 07:18 PM

Steering wheel off center won't cause wandering.

What else was done ?

You can recenter the wheel loosening the 2 turn buckle bolts on the drag link and rotating the sleeve. The procal only assist you.

HAFICON 08-26-2013 07:41 PM

4.88 Gears , truss, lockers, JKs quick disco

HAFICON 08-26-2013 07:43 PM

They were supposed to have done an alignment

HAFICON 08-26-2013 07:44 PM

It is not so much of a wandering issue As it seems the steering wants to stick Hard to explain

I now have a dash Light on Looks like a vehicle with skidmarks Cruise control will not work Horn will not work

HAFICON 08-26-2013 07:53 PM

Just hit a pothole at 50 mph almost lost control I had TNT truss installed With all new brackets, Still have stock control arms,

sparkfist 08-26-2013 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by HAFICON (Post 4123458)
Just hit a pothole at 50 mph almost lost control I had TNT truss installed With all new brackets, Still have stock control arms,

maybe its because you were posting on the forums and driving at the same time :doh:

Kevlars 08-26-2013 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by sparkfist (Post 4123513)
maybe its because you were posting on the forums and driving at the same time :doh:

hahahaha

Take it back and make sure that they did the alignment correctly.. you should have about 1/8 inch tow in that usually stabilizes the steering. I would have them do a full 4wd alignment. If it is aligned then you should have them go over your front end to make sure everything is tight.

-K

Tweak 08-26-2013 08:55 PM

grab a 15mm wrench and spin that turnbuckle. the steering "locking up" was your ABS and ESP thinking you were in the movie Tokyo Drift when you were actually trying to go in a straight line. the computer sees that your steering wheel is turned but your back wheels are moving at the same speed. normally this would only occur in a slide, so your computer compensates for a problem that isnt there!

HAFICON 08-26-2013 08:56 PM

Just Lewellen axle seal yes I'm getting towed

Tweak 08-26-2013 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by HAFICON (Post 4123871)
Just Lewellen axle seal yes I'm getting towed

what?

HAFICON 08-26-2013 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sparkfist (Post 4123513)
maybe its because you were posting on the forums and driving at the same time :doh:

No I'll stop to make post. Doing inspections anyway now I just have more problems

kjeeper10 08-26-2013 09:50 PM

Do you have a alignment sheet ?

HAFICON 08-26-2013 10:14 PM

No but had it towed home... :( just sper over 6K I am sure they will take care of me but I have, both coil sprindle severely bowed inward, bolt for track are is hitting truss has tire up bolt and face of truss, oil leaving for a le seal, sway bar where it connects to disconnect is hitting coil spring.

Shop is 3 hours right at 200 miles away.

HAFICON 08-26-2013 10:49 PM

Pulled the Dip stick all seems fine. Oil level is about where it should be. Had a decent amount of metal shavings on the stick though gears and locker have 250 miles maybe on them.

I am concerned with oil coming out water will go in. but the shop that did the work has been around for a long time 20ish years I am told, and come highly recommended from 3 different forums by many people. Guess I am not mad because I am sure they will take care of me. Just wondering how my Jeep is going to get back to shop cause I am not driving it.

Kevlars 08-26-2013 10:54 PM

does not stop the distracted worker ... it happens ... if they are that recommended they will take care of you. You may want to ask them if they took it for a test drive to make sure all was well.... certainly if you had issues .. it was not.

Ruby Tuesday 08-26-2013 11:18 PM

Hard to follow this thread

HAFICON 08-26-2013 11:32 PM

Well they said they drove it several times. All was good.

Ruby Tuesday.. I know sorry for the mess of a thread I was on the way home and was stopping along the way posting while trying to stay calm...

Rmiller31 08-27-2013 12:34 AM

were you stopping to break in the gears and let them cool? Hopefully the shop explained the break in period to you knowing you had such a far drive back.

Also y our abs kicking in is most likely just the drag link needing adjusted as others said. This has happened to me a couple times now after wheeling.

ALso was the wheel crooked when you picked it up? i can't imagine a shop noticing that and letting it go out the door like that.

When I was thinking of getting a truss I was advised to let someone with experience install it so that it didn't bow the axle. I'd lay a level across it and make sure everything is still straight.

Have you checked to make sure everything was torqued down?

gsn 08-27-2013 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Rmiller31 (Post 4124671)
ALso was the wheel crooked when you picked it up? i can't imagine a shop noticing that and letting it go out the door like that.

*cough* 4wheel *cough**vomit**piss rainbows* parts

:whistling:

HAFICON 08-27-2013 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rmiller31 (Post 4124671)
were you stopping to break in the gears and let them cool? Hopefully the shop explained the break in period to you knowing you had such a far drive back.

Also y our abs kicking in is most likely just the drag link needing adjusted as others said. This has happened to me a couple times now after wheeling.

ALso was the wheel crooked when you picked it up? i can't imagine a shop noticing that and letting it go out the door like that.

When I was thinking of getting a truss I was advised to let someone with experience install it so that it didn't bow the axle. I'd lay a level across it and make sure everything is still straight.

Have you checked to make sure everything was torqued down?


The shop did the break in on the gears. Told me to drive it 500 mile then change fluid

HAFICON 08-27-2013 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rmiller31 (Post 4124671)
were you stopping to break in the gears and let them cool? Hopefully the shop explained the break in period to you knowing you had such a far drive back.

Also y our abs kicking in is most likely just the drag link needing adjusted as others said. This has happened to me a couple times now after wheeling.

ALso was the wheel crooked when you picked it up? i can't imagine a shop noticing that and letting it go out the door like that.

When I was thinking of getting a truss I was advised to let someone with experience install it so that it didn't bow the axle. I'd lay a level across it and make sure everything is still straight.

Have you checked to make sure everything was torqued down?

Well I picked it up and drove it home was about 7:30 when I picked it up shop was closed. I pulled the bolt out of the drag link and swapped it and that is better now. The fluid level in the Diff is good but it is still leaking. Yes the wheel was cocked to one side when I picked it up, took me a moment to notice I stopped called owner at home he said they knew it was like that.

Today I ordered adjustable control arms and adjustable track bar. I will install them when they show up and have alignment done. I have not checked torque yet as I got it home and it has sat in front yard.


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