First, steering vibrates at 65+ They gave me 2 new tires for the repair, and put one on the front, one as a spare. so rotated tires to back and put older up front. no change
they replaced the axle and most of the steering.
second issue: the steering wheel. it seems like the shaft is bent, as i rotate it, it drops at 90 deg, appears the same either direction. dont remember if this is normal, but i dont think it is. Can someone check theirs quick?
It is going back to the shop, they missed some items
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Anything vibes and shakes speed related are 90% tire and/or wheel. It is possible that you have one or more bent/out of round wheels. Torque converter and driveline vibes tend to be more RPM based and will appear at the same RPM no matter what speed.
I was fortunate to have no issues with my Jeep after the accident, but I also have a good relationship with the dealer. I knew what had to be fixed and they obliged. I was also fortunate to get a used front diff that was in like new condition.
2008 Black and Khaki Sahara Unlimited Trax-Lok rear diff. 3.5" Rock Krawler fr springs, rear TeraFlex 2.5 BB, 37x12.50x17 Pitbull Rockers on ProComp 7069 Alloys, AEV Prem Bumper ETC..
They replaced the whole front axle. and my understanding the trac bar, drag link, tie rod.
vibration is in steering wheel, think maybe in shifter (not sure about seat).
hit a pole, front drivers side, sheered pole. pic on facebook
Must have looked past it, I'll go check it out now.
Ask then to inspect the gear box, sector shaft, and pitman arm...unrelated I know, but when I was t boned, steering issues started working their way out after the repairs. Ended up with a broken sector shaft and upon further inspection, splines in the pitman arm were twisted. If your axle took a hard enough hit, something similar could have happened, especially given your concern for the condition of the intermediate shaft