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    Angry Looking for some help

    I am looking for some help pin pointing the cause of my problem. I've got an 06 TJ with 3" coil spacers. When I press the clutch in the steering wheel pulls to the right. When I accelerate the steering wheel pulls to the left.

    I just noticed that the front tires are getting a saw tooth wear. I don't get much wobble, maybe occasionally at about 35-40. Alignment was done after the coil spacers were put in and he siad it was good. Also I get a lot of bump steer and jerking at higher speeds.

    Sorry for the long post but this is starting to irritate the piss out of me.
    Ben
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    Caster issue maybe?
    Did you get the read out for the alignment? If not, take it back and tell them to do it properly.

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    Just decided to go get an alignment done, I'll see if that helps any thing. It didn't help last time but who knows
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    make sure you get a read out of everything and post up the results.

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    steering stablizer might me overpowered by bigger tires if you have them, or you might have ovaled out tires, this could really ruin alot of parts in steering. though this has my mind a little boggled too!
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    got the alignment done yesterday, here is what it looks like.

    left right
    before after before after
    camber -0.7 -0.7 -0.6 -0.6
    caster 5.0 5.0 5.2 5.2
    toe 0.28 0.16 0.36 0.16

    before after
    cross camber -0.0 -0.1
    cross caster -0.2 -0.2
    total toe 0.65 0.32

    This seemd to be the cause of alot of rough driving and bumpsteer.

    I am still having some crazy issues with the steering wheel. It starts out centered but after a right turn it is tilted between 1/8 and 1/4 turn to the right. if hit hit a decent sized bump or dip in the road it will go back to center.

    Still having the same issue when i push in the clutch, wheel pulls right, let out and accelerate, wheel pulls left. This mainley happens between 1st and 2nd gear. There is also about 2 inches of play in the steering wheel when I am sitting in the driveway.

    Any ideas?
    Last edited by dilligas; 06-19-2010 at 13:30.
    Ben
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    Steering whell is gradually getting worse. after every right turn it is tilted about a quarter turn to the right, hit a bump in the road and it is turned about an eighth turn to the left.
    My next guess is the steering gear box. any thoughts?
    Ben
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    Put it on a lift not the one you drive on to but the one that lifts on the frame - check every nut and bolt. then take the wieght off the axle by lifting ththem while on lift. I had one loose nut that was screwing me up and only figured it by doing that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Allium View Post
    Put it on a lift not the one you drive on to but the one that lifts on the frame - check every nut and bolt. then take the wieght off the axle by lifting ththem while on lift. I had one loose nut that was screwing me up and only figured it by doing that.
    In adition check all tie rod ends, but if I were a betting man I will put my money on a bad or loose(specially on the axle side) track bar.....

    I havent taken a vehicle to an alignment shop in years, but I believe they used to check steering components before they went ahead and align it.....

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    sounds like track bar is loose/worn out bushing.
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