Originally Posted by timjod
I have a dirt drive way and it is bumpy, while backing up in my 05 unlimited when the body roll a little I feel a banging in the front end. all ball joints and tierods feel ok, could is be my pan hard bar? it also does it while going forward. I even shook the car by hand and could not make it do it. it seems to only do it while moving. any help would be great. p.s. this is a stock jeep.
My '02 Sahara does the same thing and I know what it is. The upper end of my drivers side sway bar link has come loose. It fooled me for a while because at a glance it looks to be connected but when driving on uneven surfaces it bangs the sway bar. In the photo you can see the bubber boot hiding the culprit, if you raise the rubber you see that the ball has pulled out of the socket.
I'm glad you mentioned it, I keep forgetting to order a new pair of links. Quadratec had them for $20 each. I live near Houston and the Jeep is the perfect vehicle, sharp turns, easy to park and sometimes I have to climb a curb and make a road to avoid being stuck in traffic, curb climbing is what I think popped the ball out of the socket.