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#1336 of 1886 Re: Short time Wobble 2006 Jeep Wrangler X [skyking49]
Aug 27, 2008 (4:45 pm)
Your JEEP wants to leave the road. Your JEEP needs to leave the road. Your JEEP was built to go to the dirt. The shaking is much like a delirium tremor that an old alky will experience when deprived of his much needed booze. When your JEEP hits an bump it's off road soul is awakened and the deep seated need for dirt and mud and dust makes it veer towards the green and brown world where it belongs. Take your JEEP to the woods at least once a week and JEEP will serve you well the rest of the week.
#1337 of 1886 Re: Torque Steering!! [wxyzach]
Aug 28, 2008 (12:48 am)
you might have a bent control arm, thats what happened to mine when i hit a ditch and now it veers to the left. my tire and rim and coil and shock and all that stuff is fine but the control arm is bent, thats all.
#1338 of 1886 heart disconnected
Aug 28, 2008 (3:09 am)
i am a commericial fisherman, which means i am away from land for long periods of time. a buddy of mine recomended this shop and i was eager to get a body lift on my wrangler so i said screw it whatever and had them do it. great body lift, everything is awesome, except for some damn reason the 4wd is disconected. i dont know if they didnt reconnect it, or if i need a link extension or what. the lever moves freely, does not lock in anywhere and the dash lights do not come on at all.
2000 sport 4.0 inline 6 with 3" BL
any help is greatly appreciated
#1339 of 1886 Re: Torque Steering!! [rebel99]
Aug 28, 2008 (6:16 am)
Very plausible there with the bent CA. You should be able to visually inspect to check for this. I wouldn't think a pothole would cause this kind of steering issue, but ya never know.
#1340 of 1886 Re: heart disconnected [rebel99]
Aug 28, 2008 (6:18 am)
If you got a BL w/o a motor lift, it may be why. You CAN get a bracket to hook this all in. I believe it is Skyjacker that makes it. OR you could get the motor mount lift and then everything should hook back together just fine. There is a site that has info about a TSB for clanking transfer case linkages, but it shows how it should look as well. You MAY be able to reconnect it. I know many with BL's that haven't done a MML and their 4wd shift lever works fine.
Maybe that'll help. It is an easy fix...
#1341 of 1886 Re: Short time Wobble 2006 Jeep Wrangler X [skyking49]
Aug 28, 2008 (6:43 am)
It MAY be a warranty issue. Take it in and have them look at it. Even new vehicles can have issues. I had a 2 month old BMW and the computer controlling the dash died at night and I lost all exterior lighting for about 10 minutes (driving thru the desert at night!). It happens.
But I suspect something is/was loose. If you take it in, tell em it pulls right when driving and have them drive it.
Perhaps one thing to check - maybe it isn't really pulling and your steering wheel is just off center (usually caused by loose drag link (the bar coming from the steering box down to the passenger side wheel). This would give the appearance of having to 'turn' the wheel back to the left to get it to track straight. If you check that part that has 2 clamps on it (there are 2 - one is the tie rod -going between both wheels, and this one which is up by the frame just under the steering box), and then see if the clamps or that adjusting sleeve is loose, it may be something you can fix yourself easily. I had to recenter my wheel after doing a lift and changing my steering geometry a bit.
Take a look at this site http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html and near the bottom, you'll see the section on recentering your steering wheel. He says it a lot better than I do.
#1342 of 1886 Re: Torque Steering!! [rebel99]
Aug 28, 2008 (10:03 am)
Apparently mine would fall apart if it left the road I have never "abused" my jeep...although taking it off-road could hardly be called abuse for a vehicle designed for it. I have to take it in for an oil change and tire rotation so I will have them take a look at it. As for taking it off-road, there are not many places in CT. where that is allowed unless you join some group and pay fees etc. It is the vehicle I use for work so I cannot beat it up much right now, besides I cannot do any maintenance myself so it would cost me a bundle to keep it up and running. The message about the bent control arm is one reason I am not taking it off-road right now. I do go on some very light weight trails but none that would damage my jeep. When you cannot do the repairs yourself you have to be careful. Thanks for the info though.
#1343 of 1886 Re: heart disconnected [erickpl]
Aug 29, 2008 (2:51 pm)
well i looked at that website and checked everything out on my own jeeper. it all corresponds so either ill take it to the dealer where i bought it (but i imagine they'll say no because i put the BL on). if not i can put the little rubber booty on myself, its not such a hassle. and i need to get a link extender to reconnect the whole thing too.
just wanted to thank you for you help
#1344 of 1886 Re: Short time Wobble 2006 Jeep Wrangler X [erickpl]
Sep 01, 2008 (6:45 am)
Yep...I had mine back to the dealer after owning it for just 2 weeks. They had to replace the rotors. This problem seems similar to that one except the rotor problem was noticeable when I braked. Yesterday it really vibrated and wobbled after hitting a small bump. I guess it could be a rotor problem again but I don't think so. My jeep only has 16,000 mi. on it. I know nothing about doing repairs myself and have no clue what to look for under my Jeep. The problem might be readily apparent to someone with knowledge of such things.
#1345 of 1886 Re: Short time Wobble 2006 Jeep Wrangler X [skyking49]
Sep 01, 2008 (11:13 am)
I don't know how much air pressure you are running in your tires, but I solved a similar problem by reducing the air pressure from 35 psi to around 28 psi. I have slightly larger than stock tires.
Since you drive only on good roads, the less pressure probably will not hurt handling and might help reduce the bounce.
Let them down to 28 psi (use a good gauge) and see if the problem goes away. If for some reason you want more tire pressure, you can then raise it a little at a time until you find the problem coming back.