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Unread 10-25-2010, 08:38 AM   #76
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Perhaps one end of the drag link end can still be threaded in (would require disconnecting that end from the pitman arm or knuckle)?

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Unread 10-25-2010, 09:21 AM   #77
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I tried threading it in as far as possible, but then I try to adjust it to straighten the steering wheel and it locks up, so I have to rotate the drag link the other way in order to get a straight wheel, thus offsetting the pitman arm.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 09:26 AM   #78
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I don't think the pitman arm sits perfectly straight when properly adjusted. Do you feel you have the same amount of steering wheel travel in each direction when it's centered?
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Unread 10-25-2010, 09:37 AM   #79
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I don't think the pitman arm sits perfectly straight when properly adjusted. Do you feel you have the same amount of steering wheel travel in each direction when it's centered?
I know I do. I had the wife turn the wheel both ways and the knuckle "stopper" touched the axle on both sides when giving it a full turn.

I tried to compare the position of the WJ with my TJ, but the TJ's drag link is 3 piece, so its easier to reduce the length.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 10:46 AM   #80
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for the driver's side door popping... take a look at the hinge bushings. I am not sure how the hinges are set up in the WJ but on my ZJ my hinge bushings were bad causing some sag in the door and definitely causing some popping when operating the door. I would suggest the "HELP" section door hinges and bushings but they wore out on my jeep in less than a year ...
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Unread 10-25-2010, 11:13 AM   #81
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I know I do. I had the wife turn the wheel both ways and the knuckle "stopper" touched the axle on both sides when giving it a full turn.

I tried to compare the position of the WJ with my TJ, but the TJ's drag link is 3 piece, so its easier to reduce the length.
It should be fine then. If it's got equal travel in each direction, it doesn't matter if the pitman arm is pointed straight or not. I'm pretty sure mine is off to one side.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 09:29 PM   #82
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I believe theres a write up floating around somewhere on the sagging door problem and a cheap fix using parts from autozone or somewhere vs the $60 from the dealer. What causes the popping is like he said the hinge bushings wear down and allow the door to sag, which puts increased load on the roller wheels that keep your door from closing on you, causing the pop. unfortunately I believe the hinge pins have a flat head on both ends and you have to drill off one end to remove them. If you cant find the write up try hosing them in PB blaster every morning for a few days, it restores rubber and poly bushings.
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[QUOTE=slayercr23;12630497]How would i go about Stroking it?[/QUOTE]
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Unread 10-27-2010, 11:28 AM   #83
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Where can I get replacement clips for my door panel?
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Unread 10-27-2010, 11:37 AM   #84
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Where can I get replacement clips for my door panel?
Dealership, or New Jeep Grand Cherokee Parts: Door & Related Items.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 11:53 AM   #85
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Holy ****. $24 for clips?
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Unread 10-27-2010, 12:03 PM   #86
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Where can I get replacement clips for my door panel?
I bought 50 clips for $8 (or something stupidly cheap) the other day. Let me see if I can find out where it was.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 12:04 PM   #87
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I bought 50 clips for $8 (or something stupidly cheap) the other day. Let me see if I can find out where it was.
Awesome, I only need a half dozen. If you have some to spare, id throw you a couple bucks.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 12:05 PM   #88
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Found em:
https://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Pr...uctCode=A20765

Fast delivery and the clips work great - happy with the quality. Make sure you order the right clips - different years had different clips.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 07:32 PM   #89
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Holy ****. $24 for clips?
wait til the blend door in the HVAC fails. somewhere to the tune of $800 IIRC. shoulda got a ZJ

and i found the thread, this worked great for me though im not sure the WJ doors are the same but you can check at advance and see if the WJ part numbers are the same as these
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/z...1/#post3295899
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Unread 10-27-2010, 07:57 PM   #90
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I don't have the blend doors. Don't you worry bout that.
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