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Unread 09-13-2013, 05:27 AM   #1
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TJ neg camber problem

I went past a tyre place today to get my alignment checked and found out I have -1,5deg on the left side

I was running 32's for a while and that front left had a really slow puncture and would gradually go down to about 1.5bar (not sure what PSI that is)all the time. I thought this was causing the jeep to pull left on the highway, but now i've changed to brand new 33's and the pulling continues which is why I went for the alignment today.

So camber:
left -1.50
right -0.11
Caster
left 4,16
right 4,25


Is there anything else besides a bent axle that could cause this? I don't remember hitting anything particularly hard, I don't do any highspeed wheeling or jumping things or anything.
It' a Sahara so D30 right?

Was planning on taking the TJ on a pretty long overlanding trip through Botswana next month but the possibility of extreme tyre wear worries me now.

halp

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Unread 09-13-2013, 07:44 AM   #2
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Bad wheel bearing, bad ball joint is the only thing to effect camber on these axles, unless you have a bent tube or bent C
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Unread 09-13-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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Bad wheel bearing, bad ball joint is the only thing to effect camber on these axles, unless you have a bent tube or bent C

Ok so it's worth jacking it up and fiddling this weekend then. I'll see if I can see/feel anything wrong.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 04:22 PM   #4
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Arg.

Bearing seems fine, can't feel any play, not noisy...Balljoints seem ok...not entirely sure what I'm looking for, but prying the wheel up from underneath doesn't show anything strange.


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Unread 09-13-2013, 04:36 PM   #5
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Is there oil leaking from your axle tubes or anything? Or are the seals getting eaten up quickly? When my axle was bent that would happen all the time.
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