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post #1 of 3 Old 06-15-2013, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Sloppy feel in front end/ brakes soft

hey guys I have a 2010 JKU and when I first got it all was great, I put on an ARB front/ rear bumper, no issues, then put in a level kit and got DW. I took out the level kit because the DW was scary, and still had the DW. My buddy torqued down the track bar, and seemed to go away. Now my front end every time I hit a bump I feel like it jumps all over the road, and the wheel shakes, but not DW.

Also when my buddy torqued the track bar, took off my adjustable and put on stock the steering wheel turned significantly and the ABS/ traction light was tripped due to the off centered wheel. Now with the lights off and the wheel aligned, the brakes are a TON softer then they were prior to the wheel being off centered.

Looking for a shop in NJ/ NY, that could help or any advice here.


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post #2 of 3 Old 06-15-2013, 04:47 PM
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Do you have a lift kit on you Jeep? With an adj track bar sounds like you do...and yes, if you put the stock back on, then the steering wheel and hence your ETC would be out of adjustment....and none of this has anything to do with brakes as far as I see it.
Sounds like you had bump steer, not death wobble...Which would be the drag link not parallel to the track bar. Did someone in the past play with the steering? ie. drop pitman arm?

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I had a level kit, with an adj track bar bc I was getting DW with the stock track bar and that was a recommendation. Still had DW, took off level kit, and adj track bar, put all stock components back on, and now I believe I just have bump steer (sloppy feeling) is what it sounds like. The only part of the steering that was played with was rotating the steering wheel, never had a drop pitman arm or anything that I know of, I sure didn't and I knew the PO and they said they did not.

Prior to the shop taking off my adj track bar my steering wheel was straight, when they took it off and put on the stock track bar my cruise control was nearly at 12:00. Any other ideas with this?

Brakes went soft after the jeep was lifted and the track bar was put on, but due to the steering wheel being off centered, the abs light went on and my abs brakes were kicking in on dry pavement..

thanks for some input
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