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Old 02-17-2011, 09:19 AM   #1
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What do I have?

I bought this jeep just the way it is did nothing to it and keep find stuff new every day I want to know what exactly I got and what I need to get? Also if someone can tell me what exactly to take pics of ill do it but I think I got a 4 inch lift but kinda want to know what kind and then if there's anything done to the drive line or anything? i can access the gear shifter and the boot is off when i put it in a lower gear (pattern like 2,4,6,R) it is really close to the body so not sure if anything is done like tanny drop or anything to accommodate for the lift people talk about a slip yoke eliminator or something cause it shakes well yea my steering wheel shakes bad when im running down the rd is that cause a lift was just thrown on there and nothing to accommodate for it or what I have not clue what I got and what I need I want to fix it to where it right before I go adding stuff I dont necessarily have to have yet.

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Old 02-17-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
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I posted on another post of yours, check your track bar bushing for your steering problems, sounds like your front end is walking around on ya

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Old 02-17-2011, 11:09 AM   #3
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Also check your ball joints and tie rod ends, jack up ur front end and wiggle the tire back and forth with ur hands at the top and bottom of the tire watch for move ment at the ball joint, if tire moves and ball joints are good could be bad bearing/hub, do this to both sides, just more things for ya to look at, sents you just bought if would be a good idea to check anyway,
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:26 PM   #4
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First thing you should do is get a wheel alignment. And make sure your tires are balanced properly.

And if the shifter is hitting the console your Jeep most likely has a body lift installed along with the suspension lift. I would say its probably a 2-3" suspension lift with a 2" body lift.
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First thing you should do is get a wheel alignment. And make sure your tires are balanced properly.

And if the shifter is hitting the console your Jeep most likely has a body lift installed along with the suspension lift. I would say its probably a 2-3" suspension lift with a 2" body lift.
be a waste of time to have a alignment done if there's bad bushings, fix those first thing then have a alignment done
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:03 AM   #6
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YES...after you check out the bushings....that's what I meant..lol
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:58 AM   #7
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Looks like you have the OEM front track bar and it's in it's original mounts. If that is the case, it also is very likely the cause of problems. It centers the axle over the body and when you lift a jeep the position it needs to be in is different and needs to be moved. Check to see if axle is centered under body. That is where I would start.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:22 AM   #8
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OK so Im reading all this and far from mechanically inclined so im sittin here like ummmmmm im going to the shop to have someone look at it... now im finding aot of things on the jeep like the quick disconnects for the sway bar or what ever it is and seat risers and not sure what all else but it was spotless when i got it the guy couldnt have taken it off road it was way to clean under the hood and underneath to be takin off road (until i got it and first week covered it from bumper to bumper in mud so now I hate the mud) but anyway im layin up under my front end lookin for......... all i know what i can name under the front end is the quick connect and springs and such so a little more help like pic and specific arrows if possible of what to look for and what to look at...sorry for being so un mechanically inclined but hey I got a jeep! lol
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It looks like you have a lift on the jeep that wasn't done complete. From your pictures it looks like you have Bump stop extension and pucks in your coils, Sway bar disconnects, after market Control arms and a stock track bar which isn't working properly because of the amount of lift in the jeep. The track bar jeeps your axle centered under your jeep. If you lift the jeep without adjusting or replacing your track bar it will be off. Click on the link below, it should bring you to a popular website with a great picture of what your looking at. Also keep this wesite as a bookmark you be refering to it often.

Basic Jeep Front End Alignment

Before you do anything decide what you want your jeep to do and look like before you just throw money at it..

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YES...after you check out the bushings....that's what I meant..lol
just checking
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:21 PM   #11
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OK so now im in a bit of a delima I found where the sound and prob is and but now my jeep is sitting I took the bolt out that goes through the track bar and bushing to try to replace the bushing but cant get the bushing off and the broke the bolt gettin it out so...what now how do i get the bushing out and does anyone know if its a two part bushing or a one piece? i can get a local part store to order it but it will be in the morning when they get it, but how do i get the bushing out?
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If its factory it should be a one piece I beleave, if its aftermarket could be a 2piece, and If the hole is threded looks like time for a drill and a easy out, if there's a nut on the back side u should be able to drive it out with a hammer and a punch
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ok so i guess i just ordered the factory replacement the one piece which would be better to use the two or 1 piece? when i got the bolt out of the bushing the bolted it up the bolt broke but then the bushing is stuck in there and the new one looks like it just slides in there but from being in so long its stuck in there so was gonna just take a hammer to it but the top bolt where the grease fitting is how do you get that off? I took the nut off the top and it dont budge? even put the nut on the top of the threaded shaft and beat on it and noting so.... in order to get the track bar completely out i need the top part loose but now im stuck... so any help please
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:20 AM   #14
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The top part should just un bolt, try backing the bolt out once the nut is off, if it spins and won't come out try taping on the bolt as you turn your wrench, if that don't work you may need a pickle fork or a puller to get it loose, make sure the hole is not threaded before trying this.

Also the 2 piece is really a better set up as they are a pollyurathane (I know that ain't spelled right)bushing and they last a lot Longer then the factory rubber crap, just take your time and try to figure out what is stoping it from coming out, most r not this hard to do ... you just got a stubborn one,

Don't know if you can get a 2 piece for yours, you will have to do some checking around,
A lot of lifts come with a new track bar and the bushing is actually smaller. As well as the track bar being adjustable, I would recomend take the time to fix this one for now.

Once you can drive it again find your self a good well known 4x4 shop in your area and have them look at it, this way you will find out what your lift set up is and they can also answer any questions you may have.

It's really hard to do from here as we can't see hands on what your working with, and you still learning makes it hard to explain things well enuff for you to understand what we are talking about..
Glad to offer advise and help ya along the way,
Just make sure you get a manual as well as lots of research online, you can find anything you need by doing a search, everything from step by step instructions to full diagrams on how to do stuff..

Good luck and try not to panic, take your time and try to find why it won't come out, then work with it.... trust me I know it gets frustrating but if you fight it, it will only get worse
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Ok just took another look at the pics you posted, the top part you will need a puller or a pickle fork to get it to pop out, you can redneck it and spin the nut so its flush with the top of the long part then using a socket and chunk of wood( so you don't screw up the threads)placing it over the top and beat the crap out of it with a hammer.. better off using a puller tho. Also can try putting a little heat on it, just don't over do it.

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