Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V817 in its entirety. Centering the Steering Wheel When you install a lift, you raise the drag link. Lets start with clarifying the steering difference on the 2003-2007. Also, a longshot but you might have a slightly bent frame. The Saltillo Assembly Plant also builds Quad…. The cam bolt is actually inside and moving the axle itself, while the cam washers are located by the arms, unlike previous generations. I have seen alignment shops do some crazy things here.
Do this first before messing with caster. Zero caster is when the steering axis is vertical. Chrysler's number for this recall is S43. I work at a Ford dealership but an alignment is an alignment. These Dodge Ram solid axle trucks are the most simple vehicles ever to align. This greatly increases the toe-in.
If the angle is too low or zero you will feel your truck trying to oversteer in a turn rather than returning to straight. Above are the specifications I set Ram trucks to. On the Dana 60 axle, the ball joints have a zero degree steel bushing, but on the Dana 44 axles there is no bushing. This is easy to center but takes some trial and error. The toe in and out or a grand Cherokee is not adjustable. This lets the truck run on a lower degree of caster, while still driving great, which is what we want. Without the adjustable upper control arms, you may very find that one side or the other needs to be fully adjusted to get it in spec.
This will let the axle center up as best as it can, by using slop in the hardware to help the chassis find neutral. Take a measuring tape and a helper and measure the distance between the front of the tires and the back of the tires. Remedy Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler and Dodge owners and Mitsubishi will notify the affected Raider owners. The left tie rod assembly may break. If the outside edges are more worn off than the center and inside edges, you have too much toe-in. Do you guys think anything else may be the cause? I am ready to bring it in for what I thought was a tire out of balance.
Rotate it so that the steering wheel is centered. This increases the hard caster forces, as there is full possible leverage around the ball joint pivot line, letting us run less actual Caster degrees. You may feel your truck wandering rather than holding straight and true. If you were to magically make one front corner of the vehicle super light, the vehicle would auto-steer to that lighter weight side, as the caster forces would not be equal. Vertical movement through the ball joints is totally normal, and the truck comes off the dealer lot like this. Features: Fully greaseable on the truckTeflon coated internal wear pointsHigh strength billet steel and heat treated bodiesSuper strong chromoly steel, heat-treated stemsFully-adjustable cup support protects against severe road impactsEffective seals prevent contamination and promote long ball joint lifeHeat treated, precision ground stainless steel ball conforms to Military specifications.
Chrysler's number for this recall is P80. Reason being, radius arms make the front axle act like one big swaybar. I use a big pipe wrench to turn the rod. When centered, tighten the turnbuckle and go for a test drive. Toe-in in regarding most vehicles with independent front suspension, toe-in is there to stabilize the front wheels. The recall began on March 27, 2015. It should reset, it may take a cycle or two but unless you need a new sensor it should be ok.
You may need to rotate the sleeves not the turnbuckle to do this. Sometimes alot worse than other times. Do this by rotating the cam forward. It's a Dodge, not a Ferrari. I believe the range is 2 degrees to 5 degrees if that's not correct, it's pretty close.
Camber will be equal side to side slightly on the negative side. Less Caster degree puts less force on components. If you feel unsafe have all front end parts rechecked including sway bar and stabilizer arms and also check for free play on steering box and loose or worn steering shaft. The caster will not cause a shimmy. For some reason more and more alignment shops these days seem to really struggle with these trucks, or are just being extremely lazy. Mitsubishi owners may call 1-888-648-7820. This will prevent any possible contact with the track bar.
I didn't get to fix it last night but if it isn't too cold tonight I might go out and do that. If this doesn't solve the problem then you either have a leak or a computer problem. Mitsubishi owners may call 1-888-648-7820. Camber will then fall slightly positive when towing. If these check out live with it. Well, the alignment shop has since turned one where it is not the same as the other. Measuring the caster angle requires professional equipment.