Is this "normal?"
TJ with about 60,000 miles. Stock front suspension. But - it had been crashed bad in the front end - supposedly the dealer had fixed it.
Turning the steering wheel back and forth a little, the entire draglink and tierod assembly moves up and down about 3" - before it starts to move the wheels. Comparing it to mine, mine only moves less than 1/4", but mine is heavily modified.
Nothing seems to be worn too much, tie rod ends all seem to be tight, no cracks in anything I've found (like steering box mount,) yet it still flexes more than it seems like it should.
The reason I noticed it was the trackbar's bolt had become loose and warbled the hole out. It caused death wobble big time! I repaired the hole and replaced the bolt. No more DW, but was wondering if that looseness contributed to the trackbar's wear.
Wondering how much flex or play is normal for TJ's?