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post #31 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 02:28 PM
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That wouldn't help any when the caster is 3 degrees different from one side to the other...
If I made the arms on one side longer or shorter the caster on that side wouldn't be different?


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post #32 of 40 Old 05-25-2013, 03:05 PM
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If I made the arms on one side longer or shorter the caster on that side wouldn't be different?
Do your axle tubes spin in the housing?
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Instead of thinking in terms of caster how about thinking about whether axle is square? If arms on one side are longer than the other, either because set that way or more likely because bent, what would happen? Might it pull significantly to one side just like OP describes? All sort of the same thing no?

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Instead of thinking in terms of caster how about thinking about whether axle is square? If arms on one side are longer than the other, either because set that way or more likely because bent, what would happen? Might it pull significantly to one side just like OP describes? All sort of the same thing no?
You could point the axle in the opposite direction of the pull I guess. That seems like a hack fix for a caster issue though IMO.

I was only pointing out that caster is not independently adjustable from one side to the other with a set of adjustable arms. No more no less.
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Tire air pressure?
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That wouldn't help any when the caster is 3 degrees different from one side to the other...
He must have one of those new hi-tech axles that allow the tube to twist. Maybe his front axle was made on a Monday or a Friday and the inners were welded on all jacked up.
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There are only a couple things I can think of that could cause your caster to be off that much from side to side. Bad ball joints or bent axle housing/knuckle.

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I jacked the wheels up and the shook the tires from top to bottom. The right had a small amount of play and the left had none
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If your Jeep's been in an accident or some incident where the axle took a hit at the hub end then you could very well have different caster on one side. This would need to be repaired carefully by a knowledgeable shop. There is no simple adjustment that can be made if this is your problem; and expensive control arms won't help either.

Tighten it 'till it strips then back it off a quarter turn
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