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Old 05-01-2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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Will frozen u joints cause swaying

I have an 02 x and wonder if the u joints seizing or locking in the front would cause swaying. I have checked the tires, control arms, body mounts, sway bar, track bar, alignment, and steering. The only things we are down to is the u joints and the actual steering box. Has anyone had this problem and has experience with this rear end sway. I'm scared to go over 35... Help please, anyone..... Thanks
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:15 PM   #2

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Give us a bit more detail on the swaying part.. when does it happen, what happens etc.

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Old 05-01-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
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The swaying happens when you turn an really any speed. It seems to sway more like fishtailing when you turn to the left. 4Jeepn, you answered a previous post on this issue I'm having also. Thanks for the great advice so far, but nothing seems to help. When you do higher speeds it tends to be all over the road... I am at a total loss here...
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:26 PM   #4
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4Jeepn, I meant, do you have any other ideas. I appreciate all your input...really!!
I am just so frustrated. I am excited to have a 'toy', but I am not comfortable to drive it really anywhere. I will trail ride some, but will do more on road driving. Thanks again, Dan
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:44 PM   #5
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U-joints have nothing to do with this.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:55 PM   #6
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X2 u-joints have nothing to do with this. Find a good mechanic and have them take a look at it. It sounds to me like a worn out control arm bushing or trac bar bushing.

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