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07-11-2013 08:38 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by CollegiateJeeperDB View Post

Hmm, mine is more of a metal on metal click, but it does equal a little bit. Have you done anything to fix it or just now trying to resolve it?
I have a metallic click off road. I thought it had something to do with my e-disco motor,
07-11-2013 07:35 AM
CollegiateJeeperDB
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Originally Posted by LMT Rubi View Post
OP: this is the noise I get on my JK. The sound is present at the :19 mark.

SQUEAK NOISE.mp4 - YouTube
Hmm, mine is more of a metal on metal click, but it does equal a little bit. Have you done anything to fix it or just now trying to resolve it?
07-11-2013 07:34 AM
CollegiateJeeperDB
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Originally Posted by vinnydags View Post

I know this thread has gotten a bit off topic from your actual problem but I installed 18/59 springs, rubicon shocks, and the TF leveling kit this past weekend and was having the exact same problem with a clunking sound post install. I was hearing it mostly from the front passenger side when I went over small potholes or slightly uneven surfaces.

I discovered what was making the noise and in my case it was the upper part of the sway bar end links, where the end links actually connect to the sway bar. In my haste to install the kit in the 90+ humid weather on sunday I must not have tightened them all the way.

I figured this out by having a co-worker drive my jeep in a circle slowly over some potholes as I watched and listened very closely.

If you are still having the problem check out what i mentioned, hope this helps if you already haven't figured it out.
Thanks, sounds very similar if not exact to what I am experiencing. I was out of the country for the past week and some change so that's why I have been around. Sounds like a few people are having the same problem, and that tightening them is getting the job done. I swear I just can't get them to tighten anymore, will definitely have to try the completely flat ground trick. If not, teraflex emailed me and suggested my bushings might be worn out. (Which seems odd since I havnt had it that long, but if they were loose and I was running some trails, I imagine that could do it.). Thanks for the advice.
07-10-2013 12:49 AM
LMT Rubi OP: this is the noise I get on my JK. The sound is present at the :19 mark.

SQUEAK NOISE.mp4 - YouTube
07-09-2013 09:33 PM
vinnydags
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Originally Posted by CollegiateJeeperDB View Post
Hey guys,

I've had a leveling kit for a while now, but recently noticed a metal on metal clicking noise when going over in bump in the road, a gravel road, etc. I checked it out this past weekend and realized it was the control arms moving around inside of the holes they connect with on the front sway bar. I thought maybe they had come loose from the decent amount of off roading I had done over the winter and spring, thought I thought would be strange anyway. That doesnt seem to be the case though, as the nuts are secure as secure can be - it's as if the control arms are either 'eroding' for lack of a better term and becoming smaller that the sway bar hole, or the other way around. I just contacted Teraflex to ask them if I was missing a bushing (I know I used every part that came with the kit) or if they have heard of this happening before. How about any of you, does this ring a bell?

By the way, the off roading I did was mostly mud, but a few pretty bumpy parts on a couple trails, but that was taken slowly - not like I was destroying my suspension by flying over rocks. (Pulled out an f-150 on mud tires and a Ram 2500 with a 3" inch lift and 35" swampers who both got stuck, I have stock sahara tires - wranglers ftw )

Thank for any help in advance!
I know this thread has gotten a bit off topic from your actual problem but I installed 18/59 springs, rubicon shocks, and the TF leveling kit this past weekend and was having the exact same problem with a clunking sound post install. I was hearing it mostly from the front passenger side when I went over small potholes or slightly uneven surfaces.

I discovered what was making the noise and in my case it was the upper part of the sway bar end links, where the end links actually connect to the sway bar. In my haste to install the kit in the 90+ humid weather on sunday I must not have tightened them all the way.

I figured this out by having a co-worker drive my jeep in a circle slowly over some potholes as I watched and listened very closely.

If you are still having the problem check out what i mentioned, hope this helps if you already haven't figured it out.
07-04-2013 03:52 PM
JKralph You use a grease gun to pump grease into the joint via the zerk fitting, increasing the longevity of the joint. At least, i think that's what you're asking about

EDIT: yeah, what Cam said
07-04-2013 03:51 PM
OffRoadCam09
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Originally Posted by Ali032373 View Post
I have a question on the sway bar links, specifically the zerk fittings. What do they do? I see they screw into the links but it looks like they dont connect to anything else. The TF sheet doesn't even mention them.

Any help is appreciated.
They are grease fittings. You fill them with grease for the links
07-04-2013 03:49 PM
Ali032373 I have a question on the sway bar links, specifically the zerk fittings. What do they do? I see they screw into the links but it looks like they dont connect to anything else. The TF sheet doesn't even mention them.

Any help is appreciated.
07-03-2013 09:39 AM
Goldrif
Zip Ties

IF you find that the Plastic clip breaks, or does not go back in properly, or fit to your liking. have some zip ties handy, it might help.. I had to zip tie my wheel speed sensor cable in one place because the plastic clip broke.
Just an heads up -
07-03-2013 09:08 AM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by Ali032373 View Post
For someone who has never seen an ABS clip, or even been under a vehicle, I hope youll forgive the abundance of caution when contemplating tinkering with the brakes on my daily driver. It gives me pause. But hey, thats just me.
Nothing wrong with questions bud. Everyone starts off knowing little to nothing. Kudos to you for tackling this yourself.

When I installed my first kit I was nervous as hell. LOL
07-03-2013 09:06 AM
Ali032373 For someone who has never seen an ABS clip, or even been under a vehicle, I hope youll forgive the abundance of caution when contemplating tinkering with the brakes on my daily driver. It gives me pause. But hey, thats just me.
07-03-2013 08:44 AM
TrueBlueJK The ABS line is held in by a plastic clip, just pull it off with a pair of pliers it's not rocket science.
07-03-2013 08:19 AM
Ali032373 So there is an abs line on each side? Do you need some special tool to do this? The TF sheet shows the guy with a wierd device.
Thanks.
07-03-2013 07:05 AM
redbilly
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Originally Posted by jwilson2598 View Post

On every one I've ever done, I've removed the retainers for axle droop. When I put them back, I usually take the clip that was in the lower hole and move it to the upper hole. Then leave the upper one not hooked up. This will give you more slack in the wire to handle any additional flex.
This seems like a really good idea. I have unclipped the abs line from it's retainers when installing my Daystar 1.75 BB and then once again for removal and installation of my current 3" lift. Both times I returned each clip to its original retainer. Everything has worked fine since, but I like the idea of moving the position to allow some slack.
07-03-2013 06:59 AM
jwilson2598
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Originally Posted by Ali032373 View Post
Does the ABS wiring mount get reinstalled? There's no mention of it in the instructions. When you remove the clips does that permenantly damage them? Do they just dangle after the install?
On every one I've ever done, I've removed the retainers for axle droop. When I put them back, I usually take the clip that was in the lower hole and move it to the upper hole. Then leave the upper one not hooked up. This will give you more slack in the wire to handle any additional flex.
07-02-2013 10:18 PM
redbilly Sorry guys, did not mean to mess up. I misread the position you were unclipping from.
07-02-2013 10:16 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by Ali032373 View Post
Step 7: Remove the clips that secure the ABS wiring harness to the upper control arm mount.
Been almost 2 years since I installed mine (which has since been removed)

Don't even recall the instructions.
07-02-2013 10:14 PM
Ali032373 Step 7: Remove the clips that secure the ABS wiring harness to the upper control arm mount.
07-02-2013 10:07 PM
redbilly
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Unclip from frame so they don't get ruined dropping the axle
From the brackets on the brake line, not the frame right? Sorry, sounded like the question involved complete removal.
07-02-2013 10:03 PM
kjeeper10 Unclip from frame so they don't get ruined dropping the axle
07-02-2013 10:01 PM
redbilly
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Originally Posted by Ali032373 View Post
Does the ABS wiring mount get reinstalled? There's no mention of it in the instructions. When you remove the clips does that permenantly damage them? Do they just dangle after the install?
Why on Earth would you remove them? They follow the brake lines. There is no advantage to taking them off. They can be reinstalled if removed though. Just clip them back in. Did you remove the caliper as well???
07-02-2013 09:57 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by Ali032373 View Post
Does the ABS wiring mount get reinstalled? There's no mention of it in the instructions. When you remove the clips does that permenantly damage them? Do they just dangle after the install?
?? I'm not even sure what that is. I know I didn't touch anything like that when I installed my kit.
07-02-2013 09:48 PM
Ali032373 Does the ABS wiring mount get reinstalled? There's no mention of it in the instructions. When you remove the clips does that permenantly damage them? Do they just dangle after the install?
07-02-2013 08:37 PM
Goldrif Looks like I forgot to tighten my track bar axel side when I was done with the install. Been driving around for two days with a loose track bar. Bummer, problem solved. Drive a lot better now, just like factory.
07-02-2013 01:35 PM
TeraFlex I recommend even loosening them on a leveling kit. trackbar bolts are 125ftlbs. So make sure you tq them as that is the leading cause of death wobble.
07-02-2013 10:42 AM
Goldrif Okay, Leveling kit is on.

the Steering wheel if off center and a bit to the left, ( I will need to adjust that) and the steering feels a bit loose. I might have to check my track bar, just in case I forgot to re-tighten it.
07-01-2013 12:09 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Goldrif View Post

that's what people have been saying.. Now i just need to figure out how to put this saw bar in correctly? I have a washer that came with it, and I dont know where to put it. ( front sway bar). Does it got on the top of the bottom, on the inside of the jeep or the outside wards the wheel, it's not in the instructions.
The washer ?
Good question.... I put it on the nut end of the upper ball stud.
07-01-2013 10:47 AM
Goldrif
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Originally Posted by DozerJeeper View Post
I believe they vary. Uppers were 17/18 and lowers were 19. At least on my 13 they were of varied size.

yup, was all around that...


not much room for a Torque wrench in there though.
07-01-2013 07:50 AM
DozerJeeper I believe they vary. Uppers were 17/18 and lowers were 19. At least on my 13 they were of varied size.
06-30-2013 04:03 PM
Goldrif
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Loosen !!

Any lift installed, you should loosen all suspension bolts/shake and torque.

A leveling kit, not sure if necessary but won't hurt.
that's what people have been saying.. Now i just need to figure out how to put this saw bar in correctly? I have a washer that came with it, and I dont know where to put it. ( front sway bar). Does it got on the top of the bottom, on the inside of the jeep or the outside wards the wheel, it's not in the instructions.
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