This is the tool you are talking about? I hate thin wrenches, except for something light weight like a table saw blade.
Thanks for the response Eric,If the problem didn’t start until you put aftermarket balljoints in, start there. They are probably a little too tight . It may loosen up with some miles. You could also go back to a factory joint, see of it smooths out.
your alignment isn’t perfect but it shouldn’t cause it to drive like you describe.
OP here: The plan to fix the Jeep wandering... Of course spend more money!OP here: I will check the stabilizer out by disconnecting it and report back.
Although I did check the stabilizer to see if it was working like a shock and it is stiff to push in or pull out. Also this Jeep ran straight and true before the rebuild of the steering components and ball joints with this very same stabilizer. Also was careful to bolt it up as it was.
But I may have centered it incorrectly, or something, so I will be on it soon. Thanks for the suggestion
Also the shop that did the last work on the Jeep and the alignment... I have been told to allow a few weeks before bringing it back in... they are short of help with several mechanics out sick... get vaccinated everyone!
Edit: Disconnected the steering stabilizer and safety wired it out of the way.
Drove into town and also got on the freeway for some 65 MPH testing. Over all not much effect and with no stabilizer the difference in steering was minimal to unnoticeable.
The Jeep still wandered but with less authority and I could recorrect with a steering wheel nudge with much less effort. So at this point the jeep seems to be better without the steering stabilizer... at least on the pavement and for this 25 mile test.
Anyone have a comment on this test?