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Axle Joint? Steering Wheel shimmy..

Ok so I have d30 up front with 35's. I recently went wheeling and we encountered quite a bit of mud UGH! Now when driving on road if I hit a bump the steering wheel shimmys back and forth quite a bit . Also when i make a turn (either direction) the steering wheels shimmys alot. I was thinking that it could possibly be the axle joints(original) are drieing up because it almost feels like it does when I am in 4wheel. Anybody else experience this? I did pull the wheels and have them rebalanced and cleaned all of the mud out. Tie rods and ball joints feel tight and I went ahead and greased everything that has a fitting. Any thoughts ?
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Here is a link to some vids of the wheeling trip...
http://www.youtube.com/user/JWOK141?blend=6&ob=5#p/u
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I didn't look at the link, but have you read through this thread? It covers some things that you might want to be looking at.

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30723

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Thanks! That is an awesome write up. I will definitely look into some of the things it talked about.
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So I crawled under tonight and started to check everything for movement and i found that the left front LCA bushigs have around an 1/8 in of play on both ends. I have bds LCA's and found replacement bushings for them. Could this possibly be the culprit? I ordered the bushings and hopefully it solves it. Everything else seemed tight. The only other thing i notice is the connecting tie rod is always wanting to be twisted forward. I can twist it back so it is centered but it returns to the forward position. No play in them up and down though...????
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