07-12-2011, 05:07 PM
WF Supporting Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Seattle, Wa
so then i took off my track bar...
i'll try to make a long story short.
i've had various, weird front suspension issues since i bought my wrangler 2 years ago. every mechanic i've taken it to has told me i'm insane and nothing is wrong. in order to try to pinpoint the problems myself, i took off the track bar last week. since i did that, the problems have gotten exponentially worse:
vibration at extreme low speeds (under 10mph, includes reversing)
at freeway speeds, trying to steer is very exciting. jeep wanders all over the road, every bump i hit causes me to swerve. not fun.
at city speeds, i have to very actively steer, going in a straight line is not an option at this point.
in the past, i also heard a knocking noise coming from the front passenger wheel area. that wheel also squeaks intermittently, have never been able to figure out why.
just greased the wheel bearings, u-joints are new(ish), just adjusted the steering, axle seals are new, brakes are fine.
took my jeep into the shop, they're telling me that all i need to do is replace the front shocks (i know this needs to happen, they're super old), and re-install the front track bar and that will solve my problem.
from what i've read, the track bar shouldn't be the problem. mechanic told me that the front diff is wiggling around like crazy and the track bar needs to be re-installed to fix that problem. somehow, i'm a little skeptical.