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Unread 07-22-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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steering wheel simmy

So the past weekend I replaced pads and rotors on my wj. and now im getting a simmy in the steering wheel at any speed. I know its not the lugs I've checked them twice since Saturday night..... worn tires? balance? any ideas would be great thanks.

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Unread 07-22-2013, 01:31 PM   #2
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Loosen all lugs then tighten in a star pattern and make sure the rotors are snug up against the hubs.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 06:55 AM   #3
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Check your slide pins to make sure they are moving easily.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 07:43 AM   #4
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Checked the wheel a rotor last night all is great there. Slide pins? On the caliber? Like it has had the shimmy since we got the jeep just not as bad. I may mention its the wife's jeep all stock with less than 50 percent tread left on the tires with all original part at 165k on it.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 08:27 AM   #5
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Like it has had the shimmy since we got the jeep just not as bad. I may mention its the wife's jeep all stock with less than 50 percent tread left on the tires with all original part at 165k on it.
Well then it could be a number of things. Have your wife move the wheel back and forth while you're under the front end. Look for play in the tie rod ends, ball joints and track bar. Look at your steering stabilizer for leaks or take it off and cycle it by hand, it should be smooth and not exactly easy to push in. If any flat spots(goes from hard to easily pushed in) replace it. Make sure all tires have the same PSI and try rotating them.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 08:37 AM   #6
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Checked the wheel a rotor last night all is great there. Slide pins? On the caliber? Like it has had the shimmy since we got the jeep just not as bad. I may mention its the wife's jeep all stock with less than 50 percent tread left on the tires with all original part at 165k on it.
Yes, there are slide pins on the caliper mounting bracket. They like to get froze up and only let one side of the caliper push against the rotor. This is what causes the shimmy.
Pull the calipers back off and check the pins. They have a bellowed rubber boot over them to keep dirt out. Take them out, clean them up, and re-lube them with brake lube.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 02:46 PM   #7
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Ok update now the wife is saying there's a knock/clank when turning at slow speeds. Tie rod? Like I haven't crawled under it yet just getting updates at work
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Unread 07-23-2013, 05:46 PM   #8
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Tie rod end or ball joint.
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