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Unread 01-17-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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trackbar question

Should the tab that has the nut on it that holds the trackbar to the axle. Should that tab move back and forth when I turn the wheel back and forth??

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Unread 01-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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All of your components in the front should be tight and snug. Nothing should be loose. Have you tried tightening it?
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Unread 01-17-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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All of your components in the front should be tight and snug. Nothing should be loose. Have you tried tightening it?
Not yet I was waiting on daylight.. but everything is getting hit with torque wrench in the am
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Unread 01-18-2013, 07:59 AM   #4
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The track bar should not move. The tie rods should rotate front to back but not up, down, or side to side.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 09:45 AM   #5
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In also living in the salt belt I'll bet you won't be able to tighten the TB bolt w/flag nut since it's going to be rusted/seized unless you've had it off before. You'll probably have to remove the bolt to clean the rust off of the threads near the shoulder to tighten it so the nut/TB doesn't move anymore. May take a lot of PB to get the bolt/nut loose and sometimes heat.

And don't destroy the bolt by removing it with tension on the TB. I stripped the threads right off this $20 bolt (96 OE #6502554) then couldn't get the new one in w/o the TB lined up. Some guy named Polka taught me to line up the TB by having someone turn the steering wheel with the front tires on the ground and let the body do the work.

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Unread 01-18-2013, 09:54 AM   #6
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In also living in the salt belt I'll bet you won't be able to tighten the TB bolt w/flag nut since it's going to be rusted/seized unless you've had it off before. You'll probably have to remove the bolt to clean the rust off of the threads near the shoulder to tighten it so the nut/TB doesn't move anymore. May take a lot of PB to get the bolt/nut loose and sometimes heat.

And don't destroy the bolt by removing it with tension on the TB. I stripped the threads right off this $20 bolt (96 OE #6502554) then couldn't get the new one in w/o the TB lined up. Some guy named Polka taught me to line up the TB by having someone turn the steering wheel with the front tires on the ground and let the body do the work.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/t...-bolt-1367135/
I learned that the hard way. Seemed pretty obvious after I realized that's how easy it was lol.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 10:02 AM   #7
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I just had it off when I lifted my zj. But I went out had to replace a few front end parts and it must had worked itself a lil lose. I was able to tighten it up. No more movement!! Thx for all the help..
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