Well, I've read this thread twice. After snugging the preload:
Yard says back off 13mm per the FSM
The TSM says back off 9mm
The notes at the bottom of the TSM say back off 3-5mm
any thoughts on this discrepancy?
Yeah, I saw that too. Are you using the TSB for the dodge truck? I went with the FSM because the TSB I found (and that which has been posted on this forum many times) is for a dodge pickup. So FSM wins. Although I had the same question.
So far so good though, the Adjustments are still proving to have helped the steering. My wife says its a pleasure to drive now.
edit: see, I was thinking the same thing, posted this back in January. FSM vs TSB
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee. V8 - 5.2 litre 242 SelecTrac. SURCO Safari Roof Rack
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Ed. I6 - 4.0 litre, 4" SL, D44 rear, 4:56 Gears, AA SYE with double cardon custom rear Drive Shaft, IRO Adj CAs, Kevins Rear Adj TB with JOHNNY JOINT end
1999 Mazda Miata MX5 - Jet Black
1990 Jeep Cherokee Sport I6 - 4.0 litre
Yes , the hex screw adjusts , the nut tightens it .
Andy , if you look up the specs on the 98 model year Grand Cherokee's , you would see the 98 FSM states 10mm . I would consider this the updated spec as the boxes are the same .
I adjust all mine to 10 mm
I opted to do try this while the box is still in, doing the over the center adjustment by tightening adjusting in small increments, it definetly helped but i believe my box is on her way out as the adjusting screw is bottomed out and she never made a hint of binding
maybe it had already been adjusted previously.
i am not returning to center well so im guessing just to back the bearing preload off a bit? sound right?
V8 zj at 6" . Double tri rear and true 3 link front. Stretched to 108"