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post #1 of 11 Old 06-15-2015, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Problems with JK alignment

Took my JK in to get an alignment the other day due to a slight pull to the right on the highway and the steering wheel not matching up with center. The shop gave me a print out but couldn't tell me why the alignment couldn't be corrected all the way. Does anyone have any idea what I need to get done to fix the alignment? Any info would help, Thanks.
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-15-2015, 10:41 AM
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The camber is not adjustable, you either have bad ball joints or a bent axle or bent C. Start by checking the ball joints

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Thanks. Gonna start checking this weekend
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X2 check your ball joints

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Gonna show my ignorance here. How is it possible that they couldn't correct the Toe?

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Toe is a tad too much in. We look at total toe which shows his steering wheel is off too.

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Why is it going right? Your thrust angle is way off! Your rear axle is effectively crooked in the jeep right side too far forward and left side too far back. We had a new jeep that was doing this took it to the dealer for the customer and it got worse! The reason why was 3000 miles of wear on the tires caused the jeep to pull harder to the right after it was fixed.

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New ball joint may be good for 1* not 2.2 bent axle or c likely.

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This should be an easy fix unless your tie rod is bent really bad

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Thanks for all the help guys. Just gonna try to take it to the dealership and get it looked at. I don't think the guys at the shop I went to knew a damn thing about what they were doing.
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Thanks for all the help guys. Just gonna try to take it to the dealership and get it looked at. I don't think the guys at the shop I went to knew a damn thing about what they were doing.

That's an understatement. You can fix the toe yourself with a tape measure and center the steering wheel with a 15 mm socket. Can't believe a shop can't get it done for you.
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Why is it going right? Your thrust angle is way off! Your rear axle is effectively crooked in the jeep right side too far forward and left side too far back. We had a new jeep that was doing this took it to the dealer for the customer and it got worse! The reason why was 3000 miles of wear on the tires caused the jeep to pull harder to the right after it was fixed.

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New ball joint may be good for 1* not 2.2 bent axle or c likely.

toe

This should be an easy fix unless your tie rod is bent really bad

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There you have it. Would just add that once the various angles are within spec, if the thing still pulls to one side or the other you move on to tire tread separation issues, bearing drag, etc. It's a waste of time to do any of that until the angles are dialed.

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Gonna show my ignorance here. How is it possible that they couldn't correct the Toe?
Glad I didn't have to type this. I wouldn't step back into that place. On topic I'd say your ball joints are bad.
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