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post #1 of 10 Old Yesterday, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Something like torque steer.

It would be hard to call it torque steer because the jeep doesnt go right when I hit the throttle. But when I lay off it, it will go left. The real issue happens when I'm hitting it part throttle around 30mph...a little gas goes gas goes left. I can feather the throttle and it just goes back and forth.

I dont think its brake related. I checked the fronts for drag and nothing. I've checked the motor mounts and they LOOK ok. Any one dealt with this?

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post #2 of 10 Old Yesterday, 06:27 PM
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Just an anecdotal idea - i was having bad torque steer to the right when i let off the gas. I went through the steering and only strange were my sway bar links. I still had the stock length links on there after 2.5 lift. Well - bought some extended links, installed, and my torque steer reduced about 85%. Not total fix , but much much better than it was. Sont even notice it now.
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post #3 of 10 Old Yesterday, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Garcias. I'm looking for all kinds of food for thought.
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post #4 of 10 Old Today, 05:36 AM
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Rear locker? They can get tempermental if your tire pressure is uneven, or one side tire is worn more than the other.
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post #5 of 10 Old Today, 07:24 AM
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have you checked or re torqued your suspension ever. also like skizriz a mechanical locker in the rear will act all funny if the tires have a difference in diameter. years ago i had a detroit in one of my old jeeps. had to keep the tire pressure really close and sometimes adjust to keep the diameter the same.

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Does the steering wheel pull (front axle) or the Jeep pull (rear axle)?

Other than stated above
Bad anchor bushing(s)
Broken spring center pin/loose spring plate

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post #7 of 10 Old Today, 10:18 AM
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I wonder if this could be a symptom of caster out of whack? Do you happen to have a shackle lift? if you go too high with the shackles, it can alter the caster of the steering knuckles. If they get too far out of line, it can result in the wheels turning out instead of centering.
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post #8 of 10 Old Today, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Ots a quadratrac so no locker. Has a 2.5 inch lift. All the suspension is torqued to spec.
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post #9 of 10 Old Today, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Jeepdaddy. I guess you would say the jeep pulls and I use the steering wheel to correct it.
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post #10 of 10 Old Today, 07:43 PM
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Part time kit in the QT or still full time? How much does the front end rise when you get on the throttle? Fulltime can do some funny front wheel drive type torque steer when the front end unloads. You can see how it acts with the front shaft out and in emergency drive. Just like being in 2wd.

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