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Old 05-21-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Pop or thud when turning

So I replaced my sway bar links this weekend cause I had a wobble pretty bad and that solved that issue however today I noticed when I turn either right or left I get like a pop or a thud and depending on how hard I turn the noise gets a little louder it's only one thud anybody have an idea? I looked under there and nothing else seemed loose or broken but this is where you guys come in

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Old 05-21-2013, 07:18 PM   #2
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Rear shock thump. Check the top shock mounts , the bushing may be squashed .

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Old 05-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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Ok I will be sure I do that but the noise sounds Like its comin from the front?
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:36 PM   #4
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Check your u-joints on the axle and the front trackbar.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:46 PM   #5
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Ok how will I know if the ujoints are shot? Will the be lose or just rusted out or whatever
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:53 PM   #6
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They will be loose
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #7
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So I'm still at a loss as to what it is when I hit pump I hear a small thud from I believe this is from the rear and when I turn I still here the pop so I have a pop comin from the rear and front any chances this helps narrow it down??
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:53 AM   #8
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Sway bar link. I had the same problem. I had a buddy rock and lift up on the front bumper and the sway bar link on the pass. side was popping in and out of the ball joint at the top.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:40 AM   #9
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I just replaced both they are brand new
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:05 AM   #10
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the bolts holding down the sway bar links aren't tight enough....
they are worn and the diameter leaves a bit of play in the link bushings.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:26 AM   #11
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I had a very similar experience. I took it to a local place I KNOW does great work, and they went over every single thing they could think of. Then on a whim, they decided to check the shocks. One of the shocks would stick a little and pop under turn load. It wouldn't do it every time, so they kept looking at something else. I now have everything tightened in the front end, and will be shopping for shocks. It was apparently funny enough, to not charge me for that portion. Good Luck!
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:30 AM   #12
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Have someone sit in the jeep and turn the steering back and forth rapidly from like 9 to 3 o'clock while you're under the jeep. Listen for the clunk, moving joints, and see if you can feel where it's coming from. Did it just yesterday, quick, easy, and painless to find the loose point.

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