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Old 07-25-2008, 08:00 AM   #1
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This P.O.S. jeep has to go. I am sick of the probs with it. I've had this friggin front end wobble for a year now, cant get rid of it. I tried 4 sets of tires, took the lift out, alignment 3 times, rebalanced tires and with the lift gone, its even worse. Cant drive between 35 and 50 mph and on the highway over 62 mph will rattle your teeth loose. Im tossed up between a 2003-2005 BMW or Acura TL. Cant wait to see if I can get rid of this thing. Im sure I owe more then its worth though.

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Old 07-25-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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did you check your trac bar ends maybe one of them is worn out
how about the tie rod and drag link ends

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Old 07-25-2008, 12:05 PM   #3
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i just disconnected my sway bar links and I can spin them in circles, throw them around. is this normal? They're stock. everything seems to be tight. Greased all the bushings, checked everything, rotated the tires, still wobbles at 40-50. I get a clanging noise from the front everytime I hit a bump but only when both tires hit at the same time, (like when there is a seam from new to old pavement on the roads). Only has 42000 miles so I hope nothing is wore out. I had a 2" BB but took it out thinking that was the problem. I'm going crazy over this.
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:02 PM   #4
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I vote for a bmw.. I always wanted one.. I was planning to buy one 330 convert. but got the jeep instead.. I was concerned with maintenance. but for better MPG it equals out the same.. I love my jeep but i love too many other cars.. I probably owned a dozen vehicles and am 28 years old.. bring the jeep into a specialty shop if you want to keep it.. its worth a shot. since all else failed.
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Ditto!

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did you check your trac bar ends maybe one of them is worn out
how about the tie rod and drag link ends
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well you should check the trac bar bushings and all the steering linkage tie rod ends and after those are checked then I would check the ball joints
but something is worn out
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if you can't get it figured out take it to a good shop that can actually figure it out. it can be fixed.

and if you think the jeep has problems, don't buy a bmw. the average repair ticket in my shop for bmw is over $1,000. and easily hits 2 and 3 grand. oil change runs about $100. tires will last about 30-40k the way most people drive them sometimes 20k, they run about $700 installed easily.
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if you can't get it figured out take it to a good shop that can actually figure it out. it can be fixed.

and if you think the jeep has problems, don't buy a bmw. the average repair ticket in my shop for bmw is over $1,000. and easily hits 2 and 3 grand. oil change runs about $100. tires will last about 30-40k the way most people drive them sometimes 20k, they run about $700 installed easily.
yeah, i hear ya on the repairs. Im searching around. Took the Jeep to a shop, they found nothing wrong. Im out of ideas and tired of the headaches. There was a new Audi RS-4 outside, took it for a ride. Freekin sweet.
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i vote wheel bearings or u joint
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The hole where the track bar bolts to the frame may be worn out. Check the wheel bearings too.
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yeah, i hear ya on the repairs. Im searching around. Took the Jeep to a shop, they found nothing wrong. Im out of ideas and tired of the headaches. There was a new Audi RS-4 outside, took it for a ride. Freekin sweet.
find a shop that knows what they're doing, and that doesn't mean the dealer. some shops aren't gonna be able to figure it out quickly and will say screw it, a good shop will figure it out. i've had to spend days figuring out bizarre problems.

and don't even start on audi, they are worse than bmw on repairs, and maintenance.

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