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post #1 of 10 Old 09-06-2019, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Steering issue!! Help!

I have 2008 4 door jk with a 3.5 inch rough country lift , I just updated all new ball joints , tie rods , and put in a high steering kit ! Alignment was done today and the steering will not come back to center , you have to fight it to stay straight down the road and when you turn it won’t come back on it’s own ANY IDEAS , oh new steering gearbox as well !

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-06-2019, 08:38 PM
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It's likely that the ball joints are tight and need to get worn in. I had that problem with one set and was told that it could take as much as 500 miles before they feel good. I couldn't wait that long so I replaced them again with a differant brand, I think Poly Performance or Teraflex, and they were great from day one.

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-07-2019, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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I have Teraflex ball joints n about 1000 miles on them if not more
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post #4 of 10 Old 09-09-2019, 01:34 PM
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Sounds like the toe isn't set right. Should be 1/8" to 1/4" toe in.

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Had a complete alignment done this past Friday , didn’t change a thing , I’m at a loss right now !
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post #6 of 10 Old 09-10-2019, 08:28 AM
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Post the print out of the alignment. You could also have geometry issues.

There can be a lot of things causing this, I just don't know right now.

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The steering wheel clock spring is bad that’s the problem!!
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-10-2019, 02:18 PM
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That's a good thing, that's under an extended warranty.

Usually when the clockspring goes bad, you get all sorts of dash lights but I'm happy you got it figured out.

Steering wheel get turned while the steering box was being replaced? Please don't ask me how I know about that one.

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Thank you ! 👍
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sounds like new parts that need break in and be sure to grease those when installed and every 3k. Unless you have real low caster numbers. what is your caster angle? not enough and it wont return to center anyway. did you add a Dc drive shaft and rotate the front to parallel? That will toss the caster numbers into the positive when they should negative. That will cause over steer. will want to turn. and about create wobbles in the end.

you did the work?

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