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Old October 8th, 2017, 09:25
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How to diagnose. TRE v Tie rod roll

Been running the JCR 1 ton steering for several years. Just now getting some occasional DW. When jacked up I can replicate the tie rod roll, also getting just a slight bit of movement between the passenger knuckle and TRE.

I have all the TREís on hand but didnít want to tackle it unless necessary.

Also just noticed the inside passenger tire is now making contact with the TRE at the Y at hard left turn. This is new.

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- swap out all 4 TREís v

- swap out passenger TRE at knuckle?

- try to tighten TRE?

- look somewhere else? (Unit bearings seem good)
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Old October 8th, 2017, 11:54
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Re: How to diagnose. TRE v Tie rod roll

are the track bar bushings in good shape, its often the cause of DW.
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Old October 9th, 2017, 20:38
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Re: How to diagnose. TRE v Tie rod roll

Do you have one of these installed?
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/R1768.html
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Old October 10th, 2017, 21:54
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Re: How to diagnose. TRE v Tie rod roll

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Do you have one of these installed?
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/R1768.html
I put one in. Checked torque on everything, greased all the TREís and rotated the tires. The kid reports that if feels much better and no DW at the usual bumbs.
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Old October 11th, 2017, 08:55
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Re: How to diagnose. TRE v Tie rod roll

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I put one in. Checked torque on everything, greased all the TREís and rotated the tires. The kid reports that if feels much better and no DW at the usual bumbs.
Reducing the tie rod rotation can make a big difference, especially in reducing the dead spot.
These HD plastic washers should be standard equipment, with upgraded steering.
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Old October 11th, 2017, 21:56
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Re: How to diagnose. TRE v Tie rod roll

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Reducing the tie rod rotation can make a big difference, especially in reducing the dead spot.
These HD plastic washers should be standard equipment, with upgraded steering.
I think they are now. I found mine in the JCR box of TREís.

Not a big fan of the inverted Y.
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Re: How to diagnose. TRE v Tie rod roll

Keep the tires on the ground and move the wheel back and forth, look at TREs and especially track bar ends. If there is ANY play (not roll) they should be replaced.
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