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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-22-2009, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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Is my steering OFF????

Finally I’m remember to ask this question.. On my 83 CJ7 I can steer to the left 4” tighter than I can to the “right”. Measuring from a center point of the bumper and a specific location on each tire I can steer 38” to the right, and 42” to the left = 4" delta. Do I have something out of line, or is this std for a Jeep to turn tighter in one direction than the other?

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Old CJs were a little off in a lot of places, but a four inch difference measured at the tires seems like a lot. There are stop bolts on the knuckles that set the maximum turning in each direction. Yours may need to be adjusted. They should stop the steering just before a tire rubs on a leaf spring. Is there a big difference there?

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Thx. I thought that there were "stop bolts" at the spindles, At a glance last night i didn't see them. I 'll check again tonight. I'm sure they have never been adjusted.. So there's no type of sterring linkage adjustment needed.
I'll check for 'stop bolts"

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Here's a picture of the knuckle. As you can see, the stop bolt is opposite the linkage arm.

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Thx Jim, so no issues to adjust these to have equal travel left/right, as long as i'm not hitting springs?

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Right. Allow a little room for things to flex, but if a tire does touch lightly it won't hurt anything - just leave a shiny spot.

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