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post #1 of 4 Old 11-10-2019, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Steering wheel shimmy/wobble, front end lifts when turning left

Hey guys,

Hoping someone can help me track down an issue before it becomes worse.

I noticed a problem when I'd hit a pothole/bump/etc, that the steering wheel would shimmy side to side and even out (not full on death wobble). I pulled it into the garage, and while trying to diagnose, I noticed the that when I turn the wheel from 12 to 9, the front end of the jeep will lift, and if I turned from 12 to 3, it would lower again. I had someone turn the wheel while I was underneath and there was an audible clunk of the trackbar where it meets behind the the pitman arm, and I can see it moving slightly in the mount. The trackbar is one of Rock Krawlers', it's been on there for about 6 years, no issue until now.

Is it likely that the bushing is shot, and replacing it would solve my issues, or are there more things to look at?

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-11-2019, 11:30 AM
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You got to start with replacing the bushings, they appear to be bad.

You may have other things wrong but that needs to wait until you replace what you know is bad.

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the bolts moving at the frame mount. you say you seen the bolt shift it in a dry steer. whats that bolt torqued to. if its loose you may found the issue. you need to check your nuts......

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You got to start with replacing the bushings, they appear to be bad.

You may have other things wrong but that needs to wait until you replace what you know is bad.
Looks like your right and the bushing was bad. I've got a new one coming, will reassess once installed.
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