I got new tires 36in. I have a off road sway bay bar and 5 1/2 in. lift. Idid my toe in adjustment.....then I adjusted my drag to get my steering wheel back to center.....also I installed a new steering stabilizer. The problem is my Jeep is all over the road...like there is a dead spot in my steering???? help
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Re: drag link adjustmnet
Your desctiption sounds like your settings are incorrect. I reccomend that an alignment shop adjust for you.
A common mistake on this type of project is steering box centerning. to test, from straight ahead, stop.., turn wheel from dead center to the stop, and measure exactly how many turns. From dead center, it must be the same both ways.
Steering boxes have an exact center setting, and get looser (so to speak) as turned right or left off of that spot. SOOO, if set to one side or the other, steering gets tighter when turning in one direction as compared to the other.
Get an alignment shop to set this up, it is common problem.
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Make sure the tire pressures are at the recommended pressure. Check for worn steering/suspension components particularly the front/rear stabilizer links as one or more may be broken.Has the alignment ever been checked rot proper angles?
Have your alignment done by a professional, don't try to do it. The alignment angles need to be as close to manufacturers specs as possible. For every 1/4 degree an angle is out, it's like dragging your tires down the road for at least 25 feet side ways. You'll be replacing front tires every few weeks or months according to how much it is out of spec.
There are adjusting screws on boxes that will take out excessive play in the steering. However if it still follows the road contours dips etc I suspect that the alignment has not been done to specs as incorrect t castor and camber will affect the handling. Also the problem may not be in the front but in worn suspension bushes and rear alignment
Stabilizer Bar: Service and Repair Front Removal Procedure 1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting. 2. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation. 3. Remove the stabilizer shaft link nuts from the stabilizer shaft. 4. Remove the stabilizer shaft insulator clamps from the front crossmember. 5. Remove the stabilizer shaft from the vehicle. Installation Procedure 1. Install the stabilizer shaft, insulator clamps and bolts to the crossmember. 2. Install the stabilizer shaft links to the stabilizer shaft. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. 3. Install the stabilizer shaft link nuts. - Tighten the stabilizer shaft link nuts to 72 Nm (53 ft. lbs.). 4. Install the stabilizer shaft insulator clamp bolts. - Tighten the stabilizer shaft insulator clamp bolts to 58 Nm (43 ft. lbs.). 5. Install the tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation. 6. Lower the vehicle.
Stabilizer Bar: Service and Repair Rear Removal Procedure 1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting. 2. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation. 3. Remove the stabilizer shaft link nuts from the stabilizer shaft. 4. Remove the stabilizer shaft clamps, bolts and nuts retaining the shaft to the crossmember. 5. Remove the stabilizer shaft from the vehicle. Installation Procedure 1. Install the stabilizer shaft to the vehicle. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. 2. Install the stabilizer shaft insulator clamps to the stabilizer shaft and the crossmember. - Tighten the stabilizer shaft insulator clamp bolts to 65 Nm (49 ft. lbs.). - Tighten the stabilizer shaft insulator clamp nuts to 95 Nm (70 ft. lbs.). 3. Install the stabilizer shaft links to the stabilizer shaft. - Tighten the stabilizer shaft link nuts to 72 Nm (53 ft. lbs.). 4. Install the tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation. 5. Lower the vehicle.
jack the truck up so tire are off the ground then get and 3 or 4 foot pry bar or strong pipe and put under tire lift up on bar if the tire moves up and down replace balljoints of not check for bad bushings on your shocks sway bars sway bar end links upper and lower control arm if equip.
thiers many of things that can cause that, first off with your kit i didnt see lower adjustible
arms so with that much lift your diff angle could be off. needs to be 7deg. also if your sure the ball joints are perfect and its alined right them look at the stearing box for play in the arm . it can be adjusted with the set screw. jeep-xj.com hope that helps....
If your driving a 96 just look at tire wear if it is ok .. then you are probably doing ok .. That year is known for rough road rattles ... Just watch tire wear. tells you alot if your steering is tight also.
Replace the rear sway bar links or the sway bar bushings. Either or will cause a sway in the rear. If it is one side of the rear is off set . Car going down the road at an angle. Align the back of it...then realign the front.