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Unread 10-06-2013, 05:05 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by IslandHopper View Post
Did you ever replace that U-Joint?

... if not, then it's probably a continuation of that same problem... and it will continue to get worse as time passes and the U-joint wears even more.
Nah never did change it probably will very soon but up until now i didnt see it as a necessity. Guess the only way to find out if its the source is to change it out and see what happens

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Unread 10-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #17
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Anything loose in the front suspension or steering mechanisms will allow it to develop a wobble like that ... once worn, those parts just get worse at an accelerating rate. It's not really hurting anything to drive it like that (except that every time it does the 'wobble" it also puts undue stress on all the other components which will cause THEM to wear out sooner as well) ... but eventually loose components will cause enough wear on bolts and holes that you end up having to replace more and larger parts than if you had just replaced the original worn component in a more timely manner.
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Unread 10-06-2013, 07:34 PM   #18
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check torque on front track bar, IIRC 55lbs axle, 65lbs frame end.

do a search to confirm values.
"CHEAP HEAP" TJ, 4.0, 32rh, 231, built D44's, 37s etc.
"George 4man" CJ7, 304, 727, D300, C/O rear w/ stretch, built D44's (4 now) on pane :).
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