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Drivability issue

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by Jeepdood, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. Sep 5, 2018 at 3:38 AM
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    Jeepdood

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    0904181733a.jpg Ok so, here it is. Im miffed a bit.
    95 yj. New tie rod ends. Link the whole bit. New wheels. New 31/1050/15's
    Driving down the road, steering feels
    VERY sensitive, hard to accuratly explain.....ALMOST like not tracking quite right
    Or something is shifting. Not sure.
    Difficult to " steer with your wrist " at the 12 o' clock posision.
    Any ideas would be awesome !
    TIA
    the bob
     
  2. Sep 7, 2018 at 5:57 AM
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    Not sure what you mean by the whole bit, but when I get an old jeep CJ and it doesnt drive perfect, the first thing I do is replace all 4 ball joints, steering linkage, and rubber bushings at springs and hangers. This takes all the guess work out and you start with a new steering system. If youre still wondering on the road that leaves the gear box. The cheapest place I have found for parts is Partsgeek.com That is a great looking YJ.
     
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  3. Sep 7, 2018 at 6:09 AM
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    I have replaced all linkage etc. I decided castor angle is off. Picking up shims today. Should take care of it
     
  4. Sep 7, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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    Good looking YJ, looks like you have a valve cover leak or a rear main seal.
    If the front suspension is all stock the caster shouldn't be that far off, however if those are longer shackles on the front then it definitely rotated your pinion up some.
     
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  5. Sep 13, 2018 at 4:42 AM
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    Ok everyone.
    The 6* shims did it ! BUT .Now i noticed while driving along, i can hit
    the pedal and accelerate a bit and
    the jeep very slightly move to the left. When i let off gas pedal, the jeep moves slightly to the right....
    Ideas guys ???
     
  6. Sep 13, 2018 at 6:30 AM
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    Sounds like one side of the axle may be moving with the torque of the engine. Double check the U-bolts.
     
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  7. Sep 13, 2018 at 6:40 AM
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    I agree that it could be loose U-bolts, but if he is flooring it and letting off the gas it could be just plain ole torque steer. Easy to feel with short wheel base vehicles and with high horsepower vehicle that have open rear diffs. It is a good idea to double check all of the suspension bolts and components in both the front and rear end though.
     
  8. Sep 13, 2018 at 7:22 AM
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    All U bolts are tight.....
     
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