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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:02 am    Post subject: Hard to control.... Reply with quote

This jeep is so hard to control on the road. When I take my foot of the eccelerator or go over a pothole, Jeep goes all over the road. Have to use to hand on the steering wheel to keep the jeep in the lane.

Does any one know what coses yhis. Do you guys think it's a tire problem?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be many different things. Have you had any work done on the Jeep recently?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First thing that comes to mind is bumpsteer. Essentially, bumpsteer is vertical movement in the front suspension causing the vehicle to steer. It's usually a result of the draglink not applying force in parallel with the trackbar (contrary to popular belief, the draglink and trackbar do not have to be physically parallel...they only have to apply force in parallel lines).

Bottom line: You need to look at the lines of force applied by both the trackbar and the draglink and make sure they are parallel. If not, then you need to fix it so that they are. You should be able to accomplish this with the correct length drop pitman arm.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject: Check the simple stuff Reply with quote

Short wheelbase jeeps have a tendency to wander a bit, But that being said you should check all the small stuff first. is there any slop in the pitman arm, lift the front axle off the ground and check the side to side movement on the tires, check for worn out parts are your bushing shot?
I would take it to an alignment shop, they know what to look for, it's most likely something small.

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