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post #1 of 4 Old 01-21-2014, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
AaronButler
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A few questions

1.) I recently replaced my front end tie rods and drag link and just had an alignment done. I want to replace my track bar as well, but will I need to get it realigned? I dont think I should need to since it doesnt touch anything else, but having only recently started doing anything with the steering and such I wanted to be sure.

2.) After I had my alignment done, my steering wheel is cocked to the side about 15-20 degrees. How can i straighten that out? Id take it back to the shop I had my alignment done, but I had a pretty rotten experience there and Id rather not go back. Plus, Id like to know how to do it myself so I can fix it on my own.

3.) Over the last few months, when I shift back and forth from reverse to drive, my Jeep stutters a bit and takes a second or 2 extra to actually shift. I dont ever have any issues with shifts while driving. I have never done anything with transmissions before, but I think there is a vacuum line that goes down that way if I am not mistaken, could that be the problem? Where should I start?

Thanks in advance!


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post #2 of 4 Old 01-21-2014, 02:52 PM
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1) Track bar doesn't affect the alignment, you can replace it without anything. Torque all track bar bolts/nuts to spec, otherwise axle side bolt is known to wallow out the hole.

2) There are 2 adjustments sleeves, one on tie rod and one on drag link. Tie rod sleeve controls the toe-in (wheels angle relative to each other), drag link sleeve controls the steering wheel positon relative to steering. You need to adjust the drag link sleeve.

3) Check your transmission fluid level, after a good drive, engine warm idling in NEUTRAL (not park), on level surface. Use only ATF+4 fluid to top-up.
Maybe do a fluid change and replace the filter, thats always useful. There are no vacuum lines going to the tranny, its only shift cable, throttle cable and electrical stuff.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-21-2014, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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wow, thanks! if I adjust the drag link sleeve, will I goof up the alignment?

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-22-2014, 01:10 AM
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Nope, drag link does not affect alignment, just the steering wheel center position.
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