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Old 04-07-2013, 07:59 PM   #31
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Thank you for all of the ideas. We've looked and looked but can't seem to find anything "loose"

In fairness I am mechanically challenged.

It goes to an alinement specialist tomorrow. I'll let you know what they find.

Hopefully they can solve this.


Thanks again!

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Old 04-07-2013, 08:17 PM   #32
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Thank you for all of the ideas. We've looked and looked but can't seem to find anything "loose"

In fairness I am mechanically challenged.

It goes to an alinement specialist tomorrow. I'll let you know what they find.

Hopefully they can solve this.


Thanks again!
Don't just look. Get in to all the connections with some sort of a pry bar and reef on them. SOMETHING is wrong. Again, I will emphasize look at all the control arm fasteners on the rear axle. When the rear axle has fasteners that allow it to move back and forth- it will transmit weird handling characteristics while accelerating and decelerating that you describe.

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Old 04-16-2013, 07:37 PM   #33
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OK,
We decided to try a drop pitman arm. Even though the lift said it did not matter, it helped.
It is not near as squirrelly as it used to be. It's still not perfect but it helped.

I'm gonna drive it for awhile, let it "break in" and then re-evaluate.

Thank you for the help!
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #34
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Sounds like it may not be that severe for a Jeep & this is your 1st jeep. A short wheel base vehicle with a lift & stock track bar that has a little bump steer that you've never experienced in a car or truck.

But I have had several Jeeps brought to me at the dealership to diagnose things like this that other independent shops installed. Usually what I have found for clunks & bump noises & weird handling issues is loose bolts on track bars.

And yes you can drive w/o a trackbar but it is not advised or safe. You want to try something real fun though, take the rear track bar & rear shocks off then drive around the parking lot. Boy is she squirrely & bouncier then a fat girl wearing Skechers Shape Ups running for a buffet bar! That was an adventure, but I found that the noise was coming from a shock bushing.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:56 PM   #36
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I looked at the kit. Typically the #1 cause of body roll is in the sway bar, the kit may have included provisions to extend the end links but I did not see anything under the tech specs on the kit. If you don't have extended end links front and rear I would highly suggest looking into that first. If they are factory then you found your demon. Best of luck to you!
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