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TJ Skip 05-21-2013 07:00 PM

Pop or thud when turning
So I replaced my sway bar links this weekend cause I had a wobble pretty bad and that solved that issue however today I noticed when I turn either right or left I get like a pop or a thud and depending on how hard I turn the noise gets a little louder it's only one thud anybody have an idea? I looked under there and nothing else seemed loose or broken but this is where you guys come in :)

ajorosa 05-21-2013 07:18 PM

Rear shock thump. Check the top shock mounts , the bushing may be squashed .

TJ Skip 05-21-2013 07:25 PM

Ok I will be sure I do that but the noise sounds Like its comin from the front?

EMTJEEP 05-21-2013 07:36 PM

Check your u-joints on the axle and the front trackbar.

TJ Skip 05-21-2013 07:46 PM

Ok how will I know if the ujoints are shot? Will the be lose or just rusted out or whatever

mjfitzner 05-21-2013 09:53 PM

They will be loose

TJ Skip 05-23-2013 07:47 PM

So I'm still at a loss as to what it is when I hit pump I hear a small thud from I believe this is from the rear and when I turn I still here the pop so I have a pop comin from the rear and front any chances this helps narrow it down??

InvisiblePants 05-24-2013 02:53 AM

Sway bar link. I had the same problem. I had a buddy rock and lift up on the front bumper and the sway bar link on the pass. side was popping in and out of the ball joint at the top.

TJ Skip 05-24-2013 05:40 AM

I just replaced both they are brand new

ChaddG 05-24-2013 06:05 AM

the bolts holding down the sway bar links aren't tight enough....
they are worn and the diameter leaves a bit of play in the link bushings.

HulkSm4sh 05-24-2013 09:26 AM

I had a very similar experience. I took it to a local place I KNOW does great work, and they went over every single thing they could think of. Then on a whim, they decided to check the shocks. One of the shocks would stick a little and pop under turn load. It wouldn't do it every time, so they kept looking at something else. I now have everything tightened in the front end, and will be shopping for shocks. It was apparently funny enough, to not charge me for that portion. Good Luck!

PStov98TJ 05-24-2013 09:30 AM

Have someone sit in the jeep and turn the steering back and forth rapidly from like 9 to 3 o'clock while you're under the jeep. Listen for the clunk, moving joints, and see if you can feel where it's coming from. Did it just yesterday, quick, easy, and painless to find the loose point.

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