Originally Posted by monte350
with the steering wheel straight, are the front wheels straight? the pitman arm and shaft on the box have 4 equally spaced notches/teeth the make it impossible to install the arm anything less than a full 1/4 turn off.
there aren't stops on the back of the knuckles either. depending on which way you are turning, one of the stops limits the full turn(i.e. right turn=drivers side stop, left turn=passenger side stop)
What I'm trying to figure out is if the tie-rod(attached red bushing) touching the axle at "full right", as pictured above, is proper or not?
Yeah, the wheels are straight when steering-wheel is straight, while pitman faces rear of ZJ. Tow is 1/8" inside at front.
I don't think I've ever had to go to full lock while driving or off-roading, I'm just trying to make sure that these two components are not going to have problems with each other once my noob *** has everything back together.
one of the stops limits the full turn(i.e. right turn=drivers side stop, left turn=passenger side stop)
So I should adjust the driver side stop to keep the tie-rods from touching axle at full right on passenger side? That seems like the only solution to keep the tie-rod from touching thee axle.
Edit: Thanks for your guys help, you've pointed things out to me I admittedly have missed. Just went and looked --Turned the wheel full right till tie-rod stops on axle then measured gap at driver side steering stop. Gap measures 4.7mm(.1865"). If I adjust the stop to 0.205"(5.20mm) it should keep the tie-rod from touching the axle. Interestingly, the Moog tie-rod ends are thicker than the OEM tie-rods, that must be why the tie-rod end is hitting the axle.
Seriously, thanks a bunch guys!