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Old 03-27-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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annoying rattle/shake on bumps...

I'm sitting here bored and wanted to get some suggestions on what to look at regarding this issue while I search the many boards for similar problems.

When you hit bumps, the entire front end rattles. It's metal-to-metal rattle and sometimes I feel it right under my feet. The shifter shakes a bit too but not sure if that's from the entire front end shaking lol.

It kinda feels like having your tires maxed out on PSI and not using shocks. It's rough and annoying.

Gonna get it checked out at a shop by a friend later this week but I wanted to get some ideas and see if I can pinpoint the looseness/rattle.


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brand new bilstein shocks
235 treadwright mudders at 28 psi.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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bump. im also curious about this cause it seems i have a similar sound but coming from the rear of my jeep

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Old 03-28-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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Similar deal for me on the front, It ended up being my sway bar link.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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I had this issue for like 3 years and never figured it out until this past weekend while installing my new lift it was my tie rod end, like you said I felt it right under my feet it was the outboard end on the drivers side that ball joint right there where the nut is had broken and I didn't know it until I was putting it back together (I took it off to flex it more to remove my 4" springs) and the nut threaded on and then the whole shaft was turning with the socket it's not supposed to that means it's broken I would remove that cotter pin remove the nut and put a small screw driver or drift pin through the hole if it rotates it's bad I reached mine for 45 bucks and if you are replacing it count your threads on the old one so your alignment won't be that far off if any at all when you thread the new end on. Good luck hope this helps
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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I had this issue for like 3 years and never figured it out until this past weekend while installing my new lift it was my tie rod end, like you said I felt it right under my feet it was the outboard end on the drivers side that ball joint right there where the nut is had broken and I didn't know it until I was putting it back together (I took it off to flex it more to remove my 4" springs) and the nut threaded on and then the whole shaft was turning with the socket it's not supposed to that means it's broken I would remove that cotter pin remove the nut and put a small screw driver or drift pin through the hole if it rotates it's bad I reached mine for 45 bucks and if you are replacing it count your threads on the old one so your alignment won't be that far off if any at all when you thread the new end on. Good luck hope this helps
I've had new tie rods spin sometimes when tightening them up. They showed no sign of play in the tie rod itself though. Usually when a tie rod goes, you can notice play when you wiggle the steering back and forth.

I was going to ask how the ride improved after that but you just installed a new lift.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:45 PM   #6
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i just remembered i had a similar sounding problem in the front and it turned out to be the steering stabilizer was broken

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