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Old 03-05-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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Stabilizer bar link bushing

I have a 97 tj with stock suspension and 31" tires.

I have a popping noise from my front end when "flexing" my jeep. That is to say, when I slowly drive up a hill at an angle, I hear the popping noise. When I back back down, it pops again. It sounds like it is coming from the passenger side but I'm not positive about that.

I noticed the steering stabilizer was leaking so I replaced it but it didn't help.

While checking further, I noticed the top bushing on the driver side stabilizer link bar is pretty much gone. Could this be the problem?

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Old 03-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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I have a 97 tj with stock suspension and 31" tires.

I have a popping noise from my front end when "flexing" my jeep. That is to say, when I slowly drive up a hill at an angle, I hear the popping noise. When I back back down, it pops again. It sounds like it is coming from the passenger side but I'm not positive about that.

I noticed the steering stabilizer was leaking so I replaced it but it didn't help.

While checking further, I noticed the top bushing on the driver side stabilizer link bar is pretty much gone. Could this be the problem?
There are actually two things, a joint and a rubber boot that goes over it. My boots are buggered on both sides but the joint is still fine and I'll replace them with quick disconnect at some point. Remove it from the car and have a look, not too hard to do.

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
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Thanks, I replaced both tonight and it took care of the problem...now next to the project.
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