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Old 05-31-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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Steering stab getting crushed by Track bar... video

We started getting a rubbing/rattling sound when turning the wheel all the way to the passenger's side, so I took a look at it this morning and found this.

As you can see in the first part of that clip, the SS is getting smashed into the bolt on the adjustable track bar. The other three clips were taken after I loosened and reset the tie rod bracket to move the SS back more on top of the tie rod. You can also see in those last couple of clips how the SS now sort of twists.

I will obviously have to get a new SS and put on there, but can anyone see anything (or have suggestions to check) that caused this in the first place? Did my tie rod bracket just slip at some point, or is there something more going on here?

The drag link and track bar are Synergy and were put on back in Nov. (during a ball joint replacement) if that helps any. And it was aligned after that.

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Oh, and is it okay to drive around for a while with out a SS on?

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Old 05-31-2014, 10:46 AM   #3
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The bracket slipped. Not unusual. And it will be ok to drive without the steering stabilizer.

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Thanks Bob.
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Get a quality tie rod bracket/clamp. YES you can drive without a SS. Good way to really find out if everything is kosher up front.
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Get a quality tie rod bracket/clamp. YES you can drive without a SS. Good way to really find out if everything is kosher up front.
Thanks, trying to do some research now on a good bracket/clamp.
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YES you can drive without a SS. Good way to really find out if everything is kosher up front.
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Okay, I've been looking at this for a while and I think I also want to relocate SS when I replace it. I'm looking at the Synergy Jeep JK Steering Stabilizer Relocation Bracket. it has a note that "Minimum of 2" tall bump stop spacer is required ". I just measured mine and they look to be 1.5" (stock ones I think, kind of yellow in color). Does the amount of lift effect the height of bump stop needed?
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Okay, I've been looking at this for a while and I think I also want to relocate SS when I replace it. I'm looking at the Synergy Jeep JK Steering Stabilizer Relocation Bracket. it has a note that "Minimum of 2" tall bump stop spacer is required ". I just measured mine and they look to be 1.5" (stock ones I think, kind of yellow in color). Does the amount of lift effect the height of bump stop needed?

No .. Bump stops are the hard stop. The yellow is the soft bumper that will compress.
With your left you should already have at least 2" additional bump stop ... No?
Either press in uppers or lowers drilled and bolted to the spring seat.
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Okay, thanks. I do have hard stops that are at the bottom. I'll measure them, but I'm sure they are at least 2" if not more.

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