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Unread 10-30-2012, 07:44 AM   #1
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Track bar and death wobble

K guys so last night I was working on putting my lift on my 94 zj but I came across a serious issue. I had to unbolt my track bar in the from diff in order to lower the diff so I could compress the spring. The problem is that now the hole to bolt the track bar back to the diff doesn't align with the hole on the track bar itself. So it doesn't reach. I was able to zip tie it but sure I experienced the scary death warble going 60mph. Has anyone had this issue before? Any suggestions?

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Unread 10-30-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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Turn the steering wheel and it will move the axle into place.
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Unread 10-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Turn the steering wheel and it will move the axle into place.
We tried doing that and nothing.
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Unread 10-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #4
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You drove it with the front trackbar disconnected? Don't ever do that again. The weight of the vehicle needs to be resting on the tires/ground when you turn the wheel or it won't work.
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Unread 10-30-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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2" ratchet strap from axle to frame to locate the axle and set the trac-bar bolt. For example, axle/passenger to frame/driver. Cinch it up until it's where you need it. Adjustable trac-bar would be better so you can center the axle...
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Unread 10-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #6
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2" ratchet strap from axle to frame to locate the axle and set the trac-bar bolt. For example, axle/passenger to frame/driver. Cinch it up until it's where you need it. Adjustable trac-bar would be better so you can center the axle...
Can you dummy it down? Lol
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Unread 10-30-2012, 08:41 PM   #7
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Put one end of the ratchet strap on the frame on the drivers side, attach the other end to the axle, like on the back side of the inner "C", start ratcheting it. It will pull the axle towards the drivers side, and as it does you watch to see when the axle side trac-bar bolt slips through. Might be easier if you have some help, but not completely necessary, if you set the ratchet up so that you're ratcheting from a location where you can watch the holes line up.

You could also use a come-along, but the 2" ratchet strap is much easier. A 1" ratchet strap may not be strong enough, I use a 2" when I do it. Good luck, you'll get it.
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Unread 10-30-2012, 11:00 PM   #8
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Put one end of the ratchet strap on the frame on the drivers side, attach the other end to the axle, like on the back side of the inner "C", start ratcheting it. It will pull the axle towards the drivers side, and as it does you watch to see when the axle side trac-bar bolt slips through. Might be easier if you have some help, but not completely necessary, if you set the ratchet up so that you're ratcheting from a location where you can watch the holes line up.

You could also use a come-along, but the 2" ratchet strap is much easier. A 1" ratchet strap may not be strong enough, I use a 2" when I do it. Good luck, you'll get it.
Thanks a lot man. So this means I will not need to buy an adjustable trac-bar or a bracket right?
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Unread 10-31-2012, 02:00 AM   #9
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Do you "have" to buy an adjustable trac-bar to get the bolt to line up? Nope. That said, you just lifted your rig, so an adjustable trac-bar is a good thing if you want to center your axle.
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Unread 10-31-2012, 05:24 AM   #10
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Do you "have" to buy an adjustable trac-bar to get the bolt to line up? Nope. That said, you just lifted your rig, so an adjustable trac-bar is a good thing if you want to center your axle.
Yeah it's just for now until I could actually buy one
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Unread 10-31-2012, 11:07 AM   #11
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By the way, welcome to Jeep Forum...
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Unread 10-31-2012, 11:43 AM   #12
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Thanks a lot guys. I fixed it so Its all good
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