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MunyanDailyJeeper

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May 15, 2019
16
Safford, AZ
I am looking to compile a list of all the parts that make up the front end of a jeep. All the joints in the steering components on my Jeep are obviously in bad condition.

I would like to replace them myself but this is my daily driver and I work all day leaving next to no light to work with during the week.

Would I be able to get this done over a series of weekends and still drive it during the week with little or no damage to the new parts?

Also I have uploaded photos to show the worn parts and will upload more later for assistance in compiling this list.

Thank you for your help and knowledge in advance!

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bobthetj03

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Feb 3, 2017
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That's what I expected to see. that is a dropped pitman arm. And looks like you have the stock track bar. I wouldn't be surprised if you don't have bump steer issues. Typically, you would lower the track bar on the frame side if using a dropped pitman arm to maintain the geometry. TB needs to be parallel with the drag link.
 
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MunyanDailyJeeper

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May 15, 2019
16
Safford, AZ
That's what I expected to see. that is a dropped pitman arm. And looks like you have the stock track bar. I wouldn't be surprised if you don't have bump steer issues. Typically, you would lower the track bar on the frame side if using a dropped pitman arm to maintain the geometry. TB needs to be parallel with the drag link.

Thank you. TBH my knowledge of parts is small. Drag link and bump steer are new terms I will look them up.
 

twistedlv

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bobthetj03

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I would suggest to replace that pitman arm first, then do a dry steer test to see if the tie rod ends need attention. Do you know how much lift it has?
 

astjp2

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Aug 22, 2018
1,661
Utah and Alaska
Someone bent the shit out of those tie rod ends. I just put new track bar, zj tie rods, new control arms, and I am having a bad problem with bumpsteer. It really wants to induce in a right hand curve and 45 mph. I stuck my head out of the drivers window and can watch the wheel flop around, axle is moving back and forth. It is a freaky thing to watch. Tim
 

mrblaine

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Nov 20, 2015
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Someone bent the shit out of those tie rod ends. I just put new track bar, zj tie rods, new control arms, and I am having a bad problem with bumpsteer. It really wants to induce in a right hand curve and 45 mph. I stuck my head out of the drivers window and can watch the wheel flop around, axle is moving back and forth. It is a freaky thing to watch. Tim
That's not bumpsteer.
 

astjp2

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Aug 22, 2018
1,661
Utah and Alaska
I would skip the dropped pitman, otherwise it looks ok. I dont know anything about that track bar either, it looks ok but you wont know until you install and run it. Tools will be basic metric hand tools along with a ball joint press to get the track bar undone if you dont like the hammer and beat on it method.
 
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MunyanDailyJeeper

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May 15, 2019
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Safford, AZ
I would skip the dropped pitman, otherwise it looks ok. I dont know anything about that track bar either, it looks ok but you wont know until you install and run it. Tools will be basic metric hand tools along with a ball joint press to get the track bar undone if you dont like the hammer and beat on it method.
The track bar was suggested by twistedlv and I don't mind the beat with a hammer method since I will be replacing them not saving them.
 
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