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post #1 of 13 Old 11-22-2005, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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how to adjust track bar???

i have a bad case of bump steer and swerving while driving i think called the same thign but anyways im pretty sure its my track bar. i was jw if anyone knew how to adjust a skyjacker fron track bar?

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-23-2005, 10:21 AM
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You need a good 4x4 shop to dial in your front end. If you haven't, replace the steering dampener shock with a good one at the same time it will help. Have you had an alignment?

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Do you have a dropped pittman arm installed? If you do, that is most likely the cause of the bumpsteer. Remove it and put the stock pittman arm back on and get the alignment checked.
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Or do it yourself and save some money. Your trackbar adjustment won't cause the symtoms you are describing. The guy who posted about uninstalling the dropped pitman arm is right on.

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Do you have a dropped pittman arm installed? If you do, that is most likely the cause of the bumpsteer. Remove it and put the stock pittman arm back on and get the alignment checked.
wouldnt putting the old pitman arm on put more stress on the steering parts since it would create a larger angle. and i noticed the other day i had my dad move the steering wheel a bit and there is play in the wheel the only thing moving was the steering shaft going to the steering box nothign else was moving. any ideas about that??
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post #6 of 13 Old 11-23-2005, 05:50 PM
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bump steer can be caused by your trackbar and draglink(at least in YJ's) not being parallel. Adjust it accordingly.

Check the u-joints on your steering shaft. They could be shot. Could lead to similar symptoms I suppose.

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wouldnt putting the old pitman arm on put more stress on the steering parts since it would create a larger angle. and i noticed the other day i had my dad move the steering wheel a bit and there is play in the wheel the only thing moving was the steering shaft going to the steering box nothign else was moving. any ideas about that??
Not on a tj. Unless you have like 5-6" of lift, you need to keep the stock pitman arm on.

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thanks. if that doesnt work what else could it be??
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thanks. if that doesnt work what else could it be??
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thanks. if that doesnt work what else could it be??
Going back to the OE Pitman arm will cure your bumpsteer. I wish I had a dollar for every time I've said this to TJ owners who installed a dropped Pitman arm.

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so if just take the old one off and replace it with the new stock length one i dont have to do anythign or i have to do an alighnment b4 i drive it??
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Just position the replacement Pitman arm so it is pointed exactly the same as the old Pitman arm was and then straighten the steering wheel as per the easy instructions at http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html

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