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Old 05-21-2009, 10:22 AM
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steering wheel is extremly loose and only way to keep her straight on the road it keep it straightr but any little turn makes the jeep fly left or right... steering is so sensitive like you can do anything to keep her straight
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Your caster is most likley at fault here take it to get aligned before you get hurt
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thank you and its like the only way to keep her straight is holding her firm and not even a inch left or right moving the wheel the jeep will go flying off the road
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Did you just lift it or make any changes to it
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How can a steering wheel be "extemely loose" yet "very sensitive"?
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I think he means loose like very easy to move or to sensative like he has a caster and maybe a toe issue
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yea what a1racer said its like barely any movement of the wheel will send it flying off the road..
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Drive very slowly to an alignment shop. This happened when I lowered my Corvette- thought we kept things pretty much the way they were before the drop but any little bump would send it 3' sideways! Shop was only 6 miles away and it was the scariest 6 mile drive (@20 MPH) in my life!

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I don't think he did any mods to make his steering wheel act this way. Why would this happen?
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If you don't know what's wrong with it, or how to fix it, be safe and have it towed to an alignment/repair shop before you get yourself or someone else hurt.
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ok i havent done any mods but im going to get it towed to a repair shop... its just like im scared to even start it up just like the corvette man its just like his
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[quote just like the corvette man its just like his[/quote]

Thats called "bump steer".

I had that happen on a '74 Camaro many years ago when I put 14 X 7" reversed Cragers on it.

Sure was pretty but as it was my fiancee's car at the time I had to pull them off and sell them as used wheels.

She didn't like driving it like that. Can't say as I blame her.
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if you never did anything to jeep possibly ball joints went bad
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if you never did anything to jeep possibly ball joints went bad
good point would explain the issue but not how easy it is to turn the wheel i still think caster is the issue but he says no mods so who knows i guess he can post the before and after alignment numbers to find out for sure
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