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post #1 of 17 Old 10-07-2011, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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I got the Steering Sway???

So I had some front end sterring sway.... just put in new ball joints...

09 JK tera flew 4inch short arm kit with 37 inch tires 27,000miles

It did not fix it....

My steering stabilizer was toast... so I replaced that as well... It drove better but still have the sway....

I still have the sway= When driving it sways to the left(or right) then I steer to the right but it seems like it takes a few seconds the goes right fast...Almost like the is a tooth or two missing in the sterring box...

Any way I am looking into replacing some of the bushings ect.

So I saw this looks like a spacer? it is on the drivers side lower link..
What do you think?
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Did you do a drag link flip?
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Did you do a drag link flip?
Nope... Should I??

Also how do I tell if I have sheared the sector shaft in my steering gear box?

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Looks like a small leak on steeing box.....
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If you went up 4" you need to take a look at the angle of your drag link compared to your track bar. Odds are you need to flip the drag link or get a drop pitman arm (I would suggest the former).

Also, check the toe if you went up to 37s. Could be any combination of things.

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I see the bushing coming apart on the drivers side lower link....


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If you went up 4" you need to take a look at the angle of your drag link compared to your track bar. Odds are you need to flip the drag link or get a drop pitman arm (I would suggest the former).

Also, check the toe if you went up to 37s. Could be any combination of things.

(I would suggest the former)???

Who makes a good or best drag link flip kit??? I will buy one today!!!!

I will order a new bushing for lower drivers side.... it looks like it need a spacer ??? Its wider on drivers side than passenger What's up with that????

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I like Poly's, but most of my stuff is Poly.

You've got a Tera lift....so take a look at their stuff, too.


The former, as opposed to the latter (flip rather than drop pitman).

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I like Poly's, but most of my stuff is Poly.

You've got a Tera lift....so take a look at their stuff, too.


The former, as opposed to the latter (flip rather than drop pitman).
Copy that!!!

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I will order a new bushing for lower drivers side.... it looks like it need a spacer ??? Its wider on drivers side than passenger What's up with that????
No spacer....looks like the mount is bent. I would "massage" the mount close to where it "should" be and then install the lower link with the new bushing and torque it down.


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Hold on with that drag link flip. It could give better geometry if done correctly, but to do correctly will also need the trackbar moved. The drag link and the track bar need to be parallel to each other or you will just be causing more issues.

First thing would be to check your toe. If running a stock tie rod like the photo suggests, then it bends easily. I've been mine without even going offroad with large tires.

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It's the balljoints, grease them again.
Mine did the same thing, there were very stiff at first.
I asked poly about it but never got a reply.
Does it feel like your steering wheel doesn't recenter itself?


Also your bushing is completely shot and you might check the arm too.
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Also how do I tell if I have sheared the sector shaft in my steering gear box?
You can't steer and your drag link falls to the ground!

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Replacing steering box as well !!! sector shaft is toast....

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there are many drag link kits that you could go with. on here it seems like the best for the money is poly...

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Looks like you have more than one control arm issue... What is the deal with your upper passenger side? What about the bushing on the driver side? I would start with fixing your current set up before changing anything.
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So I borrowed and installed Lazy moose's steering box (he had a new-ish one on the shelf) and I replaced the drivers side lower bushing...also massaged the link mount back to where it should be too...

It drives way better I am still going to replace the upper drivers side heim as well...

To buy a new steering box was pretty $$$ so for the same $$$ I am sending it red neck ram guyz to rebuild my stock steering box I just took off...adding the Hydraulic Assist and then giving Lazy moose his steering box back!!!

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