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Old 08-10-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Swaybar Rubbing Frame

Hey guys! I recently noticed a weird noise and jerking when i did sharp turns on my jeep. When i looked under the jeep, i realized my left swaybar nut came off of the top and caused the bolt itself to keep it in place while it rubbed agianst the frame. So i put a new nut and bolt in the left swaybar and thought my problems would be solved. WRONG. Now my right swaybar rubs agianst the frame!! The front stabalizer is actually shifting over until the swaybar rubs. Everytime i kick it back over, it shifts back after a couple minutes.

What do i need to do? It seems like if i could keep the stabalizer in one spot, i would be fine. It is only supposed to move up and down right? Not side to side? Do i need new bushing cushions for it? Could something else be bent?

Im lost!!
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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my dad suggested getting a muffler clamp to keep the stabilizer in place. Good idea?

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Sounds like a similar issue I had. I would start by replacing your sway bar bushings. They are probably shot and keeping your sway bar from staying put.
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Do you have disconnects or stock links? If it's pulling to one side, I might look into getting an alignment.
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:17 PM   #5
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The car drives strait and was aligned about 6,000 miles ago. I think it is that my swaybar bushings are shot.
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Yeah, that's more than a possibility. Funny though, my '97 is 13yrs old and still has the original ones without issue.
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Yeah, that's more than a possibility. Funny though, my '97 is 13yrs old and still has the original ones without issue.
My 99 had the stock ones. Then I lifted it, got an alignment, then a few months later noticed my swaybar was rubbing too. Replaced the bushings and it stopped, besides new bushings were cheaper than an alignment...at least in my town lol.
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^ That's also probably true.
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:29 PM   #9
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You can also get some clamps to lock the swaybar in place, they go on the inside of the bushings so it can't shift side to side anymore.
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Its funny i just made the same thread yesterday. Im not sure about the alignment thou cause all the sway bars i heard about pull in the same direction. Which makes me think it creeps back to one side from the motor torque and body roll. But i could be wrong im going to clamp it on the inside like the pic here. New bushings would work to but i think i will feel better knowing that its locked in place.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/sway...=sway+shifting


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yea i looked at that write-up.

I went to pepboys and bought a muffler clamp. It seems to be working alright.
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I am also planning on replacing the bushings. Are these the right ones?
Sway Bar Bushings by Prothane -RH2
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Yes sir.
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Doesn't hurt to get the greaseable bushings.
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Doesn't hurt to get the greaseable bushings.
Good point. Now that you mention it, that is what I got.

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