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Old 01-05-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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Replace my Coil Spring Isolators?

New to the jeep world so forgive my ignorance...

I'm having the usual wandering, bumpy ride and noises from my 2000 Sport. Was inspecting the front end this morning and one thing I noticed is that my coil spring isolators on both sides are in pretty bad shape.

They are very cracked and almost crumble in places when touched.

I've found these: Original Replacement Parts 52000229 - Coil Spring Isolator for 84-06 Jeep® Cherokee XJ, Grand Cherokee ZJ & Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

I'm assuming I have just the standard/stock size.

I should probably replace these right?
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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they should be replaced, but that may not be your problem....

how much lift? what brand shocks & springs? any steering or pitman arm changes? bumpstop extensions properly adjusted? jounce bumper in good shape? what are the alignment specs - caster, toe in, etc?

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Old 01-05-2012, 11:17 AM   #3
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yea i figured that was just one possible issue.

i've got some bushing that look like they might need replacement as well - thinking that might be the main cause. check out my other thread: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/do-i...ml#post1890579

plus hoping someone can help me identify some of the components that i do/don't have like pitman arm changes, brand shocks/springs, bumpstops, etc. not sure what the PO did when it was lifted a few years back.

thanks for your input!
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k i'll reply in that thread.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:31 AM   #5
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I'm replacing the spring isolators now, same issue as house. But I can't remove the bell I've tried all socket sizes up to 13mm, with no luck. I even tried a gator socket , and no luck. Long story short, if I cut the bell, what can I replace it with aftermarket that is. I will visit a local junk yard and cut the tower off and reuse the bell if needed, but this is my back up plan. Below is a pic of the tower with bolt exposed. Hopefully pic shows up, newby.


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I'm replacing the spring isolators now, same issue as house. But I can't remove the bell I've tried all socket sizes up to 13mm, with no luck. I even tried a gator socket , and no luck. Long story short, if I cut the bell, what can I replace it with aftermarket that is. I will visit a local junk yard and cut the tower off and reuse the bell if needed, but this is my back up plan. Below is a pic of the tower with bolt exposed. Hopefully pic shows up, newby.


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Did you try soaking it with PB Blaster?
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:53 PM   #8
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I've done everything but heat.

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