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Old 02-15-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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Electronic sway bar disconnect

I have an 07 wrangler rubicon w/ the electric sway bar disconnect and the sway bar light by the speedometer just keeps flashing. Even when I press it again to turn it off it just keeps flashing. Anyone have any tips on fixing this? I'm new to the rubicon. I just got it and I had a 92 wrangler before.

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My sway bar was replaced 2 times under warranty. I enjoyed it when rock climbing in the mountains.
Reason: water inside the engine of the sway; electric part burned.
I have a Jk sport and specially ordered the off-road package and I could say I was wrong. Under warranty replacement fine but after warranty replacement quite expensive toy.
I do recommend you a mechanical sway bar system or a electronic aftermarket product.
A tip for all of you: do not allow the guy from the car wash to direct the water jet directly to your sway bar. This may cause the water to enter inside the sway engine and adios sway bar.
I can not say that Mopar sway bar is a good technical solution but they definitely must they improve this part for shure. I am quite shure they will do it but until then be aware that for the moment you better spend your money on a much better an simple mechanic and manual disconnect sway bar system.
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Are you on level ground when trying to lock it back in? Tried moving the jeep to a different spot? I'm new to the Rubi as well and have only had the swaybar disconnected once so I'm no authority on the topic. I don't think that I even stopped the Jeep when I locked mine back in. I was just moving very slowly. You might even try that.
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My sway bar was replaced 2 times under warranty. I enjoyed it when rock climbing in the mountains.
Reason: water inside the engine of the sway; electric part burned.
I have a Jk sport and specially ordered the off-road package and I could say I was wrong. Under warranty replacement fine but after warranty replacement quite expensive toy.
I do recommend you a mechanical sway bar system or a electronic aftermarket product.
A tip for all of you: do not allow the guy from the car wash to direct the water jet directly to your sway bar. This may cause the water to enter inside the sway engine and adios sway bar.
I can not say that Mopar sway bar is a good technical solution but they definitely must they improve this part for shure. I am quite shure they will do it but until then be aware that for the moment you better spend your money on a much better an simple mechanic and manual disconnect sway bar system.
All the best!
Thanks for the response! Very helpful. Are you still using the stock sway bar system or have you gone to aftermarket?
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Are you on level ground when trying to lock it back in? Tried moving the jeep to a different spot? I'm new to the Rubi as well and have only had the swaybar disconnected once so I'm no authority on the topic. I don't think that I even stopped the Jeep when I locked mine back in. I was just moving very slowly. You might even try that.
Ya. I've tried everything and it won't reconnect.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:36 PM   #6
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Weird, I ford fine so far. I don't go deep enough to need snorkel, but I'm sure the swaybar muff gets wet.

That said, I would be just fine with a mechanical disconnect. I saw how other members of my Jeep club deal with mechanical swaybars on JKs, and it's not that troublesome at all. Unfortunately, Rubicon does not come with a regular sway bar. If my electric one dies, I will think about switching.
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Weird, I ford fine so far. I don't go deep enough to need snorkel, but I'm sure the swaybar muff gets wet.

That said, I would be just fine with a mechanical disconnect. I saw how other members of my Jeep club deal with mechanical swaybars on JKs, and it's not that troublesome at all. Unfortunately, Rubicon does not come with a regular sway bar. If my electric one dies, I will think about switching.
Any ideas on a good mechanical sway bar?
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:45 PM   #8
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We had to have ours replaced after this...

Apparently they don't like that. But seriously, read the manual, if you're doing everything like it says and it's not working, take it to the dealer. Are you sure it's not connected? There's a definite difference when you drive on road disco'd... maybe the switch is just bad. One thing I can tell you for sure is that those things are not cheap.
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We had to have ours replaced after this...

Apparently they don't like that. But seriously, read the manual, if you're doing everything like it says and it's not working, take it to the dealer. Are you sure it's not connected? There's a definite difference when you drive on road disco'd... maybe the switch is just bad. One thing I can tell you for sure is that those things are not cheap.
I know it's not connected. Its got bad road wobbles. And I'm sure taking a rock straight to it wasn't cheap. Lol. Did you go back electric?
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:50 PM   #10
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Just get under there and disconnect the cable. Without power, the swaybar re-connects. It will only disconnect if it has power. I thought mine was still disconnected as well when I was driving home from the trail. Turns out, it actually was connected but my steering damper was busted up as well. It was bent and not working and so every little adjustment of the steering wheel sent me all over the road.

Yes, we stayed with the electric. I just went with a factory replacement part. Works great now.
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I thought about pulling it off the new Rubi (after I get it) and selling it to someone looking to replace. Then just going mechanical right off the bat.

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Weird, I ford fine so far. I don't go deep enough to need snorkel, but I'm sure the swaybar muff gets wet.

That said, I would be just fine with a mechanical disconnect. I saw how other members of my Jeep club deal with mechanical swaybars on JKs, and it's not that troublesome at all. Unfortunately, Rubicon does not come with a regular sway bar. If my electric one dies, I will think about switching.
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Thanks for the response! Very helpful. Are you still using the stock sway bar system or have you gone to aftermarket?
Well,


This video shows that I am not the only one who said that Mopar solution is the best. I recon that it's very convenient to push a button but hey gus that's not all.

Comming back to our sheeps
compare for yourself the ~ USD 1390 Mopar Sway Bar with the bellow much cheeper (arroun 700-800 bucks) and much effcient products:

Depeding on your budget have a look on aftermarket online sellers over:

1. ORO Products:
"
Off Road AirROCK™ Controlled SwayLOC™ Swaybar
"
or
"Off Road Switch Operated SwayLOC™ Swaybar"
some hints also here:
Welcome to Off Road Only!

2. CURRIE Enterprises product:
Anti-Rock Sway Bar Kit ( I recommend)
Currie Enterprises 4x4 Rear Ends Antirock

3. Skyjacker RockLock Sway Bar Disconnect System
But as I read here on this forum the guys are not very happy with skyjacker product especially on their TJ's.

Hope is more helpull and enoy a smooth ride over the rocks!

John
(Sorry for the rubish English!)

PS: I am still under warranty until April 2011 and can't wait to change after the unstoppable blinking of the Mopar Sway Bar comes back!
For now it works but you never know....!
Cheers!
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Well,


This video shows that I am not the only one who said that Mopar solution is the best. I recon that it's very convenient to push a button but hey gus that's not all.

Comming back to our sheeps
compare for yourself the ~ USD 1390 Mopar Sway Bar with the bellow much cheeper (arroun 700-800 bucks) and much effcient products:

Depeding on your budget have a look on aftermarket online sellers over:

1. ORO Products:
"Off Road AirROCK™ Controlled SwayLOC™ Swaybar"
or
"Off Road Switch Operated SwayLOC™ Swaybar"
some hints also here:
Welcome to Off Road Only!

2. CURRIE Enterprises product:
Anti-Rock Sway Bar Kit ( I recommend)
Currie Enterprises 4x4 Rear Ends Antirock

3. Skyjacker RockLock Sway Bar Disconnect System
But as I read here on this forum the guys are not very happy with skyjacker product especially on their TJ's.

Hope is more helpull and enoy a smooth ride over the rocks!

John
(Sorry for the rubish English!)

PS: I am still under warranty until April 2011 and can't wait to change after the unstoppable blinking of the Mopar Sway Bar comes back!
For now it works but you never know....!
Cheers!
Thank you for your help once again. So the curie system you font ever have to unhook it and it still performs like it was unhooked?
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Currie Antirock® Sway Bar

Well

regarding your question on
Currie Antirock® Sway Bar
"(...)The Currie Antirock® Sway Bar does not need to be disconnected for off-road use. Jeeps will have more body roll than stock. This Sway Bar may be used on the street, however it will not provide the same performance as the stock setup.(...)"
I think it is quite clear what the above disclaimer says.

So, it depends where you will use your JK (if you are more on-road then off-road then better try something else than Currie) in order to have an answer to your question.


Definitely sway bar is dedicated rather for off-roading than for on-roading.
Mopar tried to apply this electronic disconnect/connect system in order for us to have an improved confort off-road (disconnect) as well on on-road (connect/closed).

Currie aftermarket products are off-road oriented and their products are dedicated to JK off-road enthusiasts (to be understood Heavy Duty).


If you ask what is more appropriate for on/off-road than choose some ideas:


JK SwayLOC with manual “Flip-a-Lever” control $699
(if you love mod under your nails - kidding)

JK SwayLOC with air operated Remote control $799

JK SwayLOC with AiROCK control $839


Before being to choosy try a direct discussion with the guys which produces this sway systems for more details.
Meanwhile Videos Posted by OffRoadOnly ORO: Dual rate SwayLOC defined [HQ] | Facebook
shows how this simple things are made and are working on your Jeep!

"Enjoy the mud!"

Cheers!
John
Ps: for the more advanced (expensive) system (AirROCK) some comments here AiRock JK owners??? - JkOwners.com - The Community for Jeep JK 4x4 Owners
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Well

regarding your question on
Currie Antirock® Sway Bar
"(...)The Currie Antirock® Sway Bar does not need to be disconnected for off-road use. Jeeps will have more body roll than stock. This Sway Bar may be used on the street, however it will not provide the same performance as the stock setup.(...)"
I think it is quite clear what the above disclaimer says.

So, it depends where you will use your JK (if you are more on-road then off-road then better try something else than Currie) in order to have an answer to your question.

Definitely sway bar is dedicated rather for off-roading than for on-roading.
Mopar tried to apply this electronic disconnect/connect system in order for us to have an improved confort off-road (disconnect) as well on on-road (connect/closed).

Currie aftermarket products are off-road oriented and their products are dedicated to JK off-road enthusiasts (to be understood Heavy Duty).

If you ask what is more appropriate for on/off-road than choose some ideas:

JK SwayLOC with manual “Flip-a-Lever” control $699
(if you love mod under your nails - kidding)

JK SwayLOC with air operated Remote control $799

JK SwayLOC with AiROCK control $839

Before being to choosy try a direct discussion with the guys which produces this sway systems for more details.
Meanwhile Videos Posted by OffRoadOnly ORO: Dual rate SwayLOC defined [HQ] | Facebook
shows how this simple things are made and are working on your Jeep!

"Enjoy the mud!"

Cheers!
John
Ps: for the more advanced (expensive) system (AirROCK) some comments here AiRock JK owners??? - JkOwners.com - The Community for Jeep JK 4x4 Owners
I hardly ever drive mine on the road. I always throw it on a trailer when going wheeling. I did some research on the currie system and it looks great. It's not to expensive either but I do have one more question. Should I buy the front and rear or can I get by with just the from sway bar?
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Front an rear

Well in that case try front and rear sways from Currie.
Take a look on the aftersales market and also other threats regarding sway installation tips on the net.
Do not forget the lift as well in this case and some nice wheels and tires.
Have fun out there and "enjoy the mud"!
A nice wkd to all of you!
Cheers
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Ok I hope this is a simple answered question. When you use the electric sway-bar disconnect how long does it normally take & when do you know it is disconnected? (does the indicator light stay on) I have sat in a parking lot for a few minutes & the indicator light is still blinking.
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The "swaybar" icon will flash when the bar is looking to disconnect/connect and will go solid when that happens--

You must be in 4hi/4lo and under 18 mph,for it to go solid !!

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Do I need to be moving?
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It's a good idea to be in slow motion-either way-

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I was out trying my new tome 07 rubicon and now my sway bar light keeps flashing tryed tapping the motor and im on level ground,4hi and 4low any help would be great
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I was climbing over a washed out, erroded area today. Discoed the Swaybar, then reconnected it when I got level. Didnt stop just was going slow and it reconnected fine.
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Just tried to reconnect in 4wd and i can hear it click but light still flashing but tried to reconnect in 2wd and no sound any idea
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I'm a newb when it comes to Disco swaybars and Electro lockers. Still learning. Ive only used mine a few times. I rmeember first time I discoed it took it a while to reconnect.

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