07 JK Drag link rod end scrapes frame (pitman arm end) - JeepForum.com

 
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post #1 of 3 Old 08-18-2013, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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07 JK Drag link rod end scrapes frame (pitman arm end)

The mrs was driving her 07 JKU to work one day and plowed into some 6" deep water on a flooded road. The result seems to be that something in the steering bent. I am not sure which part yet. The Jeep now pulls to the right slightly (was in perfect alignment before). The odd part is that the aftermarket replacement rod end that is on the end of the drag link that connects to the pitman arm now scrapes the frame when turning left. I am trying to figure out if the pitman arm is bent, the sector shaft is bent, or a combination of both. There is no play in the steering.

How do you tell if the sector shaft or the pitman arm is bent? I looked as the steering was cycled and could not tell. Suggestions?

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post #3 of 3 Old 08-20-2013, 06:09 AM
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I've read on the forum that some of the aftermarket tie rod ends for the drag link are too long and hit the frame. Does it pull or is the steering wheel not centered?
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