I went camping with some buddies a while back. Took the jeep on a pretty bumpy road and ever since then, I've been blessed with getting to know the good old DW! Before that camping trip, the jeep handled well. Now...not so well....I have already had the tires balanced and rotated. Everything under the jeep looks good. It's all stock so I know a new adj. trackbar would help and possibly some TRE's. Has anyone ever taken their jeep out and then had it act up like DW later? If so, what did you find that fixed it? Thanks!
Same story - check all of your linkages. Get under there and have a friend turn the wheel back and forth. Just because you're stock doesn't mean that your trackbar hasn't gone poop. Any joint that backs away from the nut is bad, and must be replaced.
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I'm beginning to think that my LCA's may be loose. I replaced the bushings on them about 1 month before that camping trip. I never retorqued them. I'm pretty sure that i need to tighten them up. I'll do that over the weekend and check back with you guys on what happened. If not that, i'll take it to a 4x4 store here and get some ideas and then fix it myself. Too expensive with them.
Well...just about everything on my jeep was loose. Steering stabalizer, drag link, LCA's, UCA's, trackbar ect...I was amazed at how loose everything was. It tightened up the steering a little but not enough to completely cure the DW. It's at least some what drivable on the freeway now. I think an adj. trackbar is the next thing on the list to put on.