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Old 05-04-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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Shock Problem - Need a Diagnosis

So I bought my Jeep just this year, used 2002 X/TJ. I decided to go off roading for my first time, and admittedly got a little too rowdy. About 3 quarters of the way through the trail I decided to go pretty fast and I already went through some pretty deep mud puddles.

I heard some rattling and we checked it out, decided it was the shock and that the best thing to do would be get to the highway. Here's what we found later that night (about and hour ago).

From what it seems, the shock absorber slipped off of something rubber (I am very Jeep illiterate). Can anyone help me diagnose/suggest a fix for this? Or do I just need new shocks? Either way I am doing a 2,000 mi road trip on the 16th so I have to act fast.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:59 PM   #2
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I mistyped... the rubber slipped out from underneath the shock absorber. Here's what the not-broken one looks like.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:36 PM   #3
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bushing wore out and slipped, pick up a new shock. probably best to replace both the rears or all 4. I would say try to push the rubber back in, but with a road trip in the near future I would just go ahead and replace it.
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Thanks, I figured I would have to but wanted to see if there was a way first.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:54 AM   #5
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Auto zone has replacement bushings. Use soap to lube them and slip them back in
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Rancho has a $100 rebate currently. 4 9000 adjustable's for $250 ish. Not a bad deal for great shocks.

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