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Baffling, isn't it.....
It's quite mind boggling lol.

With the 2011 3.6 Liter WK2 being your primary vehicle, The WJ a backup?
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Re: Twitchy steering

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One other possibility is weak springs, especially given the workout they've had.
I doubt it's the springs but it brings up another idea. Check your center of hub to bottom of fender lip measurement from side to side and see if they are the same within reason. Doesn't matter front to back just side to side both front and rear. Maybe when you had it apart you unseated the spring from the bottom isolator and it didn't fall back into the right place. The coils have a certain position they sit in the bottom isolators.The tops usually don't matter. If anything you can tell if its sitting level or actually have a weak spring. They are pretty tough though.The '99 is heading toward 240k and the springs are fine. How's the shocks?
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With the 2011 3.6 Liter WK2 being your primary vehicle, The WJ a backup?
I bought the new Jeep then started getting the old one back in shape. They spend a lot of time on a fairly rough road, hence the suspension work.
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I bought the new Jeep then started getting the old one back in shape. They spend a lot of time on a fairly rough road, hence the suspension work.
Obviously any rough or poorly maintained road will do that to your vehicle. I was just curious as to why you were fixing up the WJ if you had a new WK2, That's all.
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Re: Twitchy steering

Problem solved by adjusting the toe-in. There was a slight toe-out after the last alignment which made the car drive like a go-cart (where toe-out is desired). Now with 4mm toe-in, I have my old car back. And with all the new bushings, etc., I have my old "new car" back. Happy.

As part of my "research" I read in the Haynes manual that caster and camber are fixed (non-adjustable) on this model (2000 WJ) and many modern cars. So the next time I get asked for a wheel alignment by the tyre shop, I'll be fore-armed with that bit of info.

Thanks everyone for your previous assistance.

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