- - need help!
01-17-2011 03:25 PM
i have a 1999 and i was looking under my jeep today and my dad pointed out to me that the spring had these rubber thing in them. They were laying flat and didn't look like they were doing anything so we tried to push them back in. But we can't figure out how to get them back in or if they are supposed to be in there. So if anyone can help me please do. The pictures took forever to load and it said it was to big so i and going to try to do it again when i go back home.
01-17-2011 03:30 PM
those are the stoppers and supposed to be attached to the top of the springs.
01-17-2011 04:21 PM
i don't know how to get them back on
01-17-2011 04:29 PM
another one coming
01-17-2011 04:30 PM
01-17-2011 04:35 PM
Those are your bump stops which keeps the suspension from flexing too much. You can just push them back up in there. They stay there by pressure.
01-17-2011 04:39 PM
which side is up and i have tried to push one side up but it just falls right back out
01-17-2011 06:17 PM
Those look like the replacement bump stops I put in my 98, the tapered end goes down; it has the "lines" in it to cut them off if you need to shorten them. The end with the knob goes up into the cup.
It looks like the top has been cut or damaged, you might have to glue it in to get it to stay.
urs look very similar to these on quadratec. very useful site but wouldnt always recomend buying from them as they tend to be a little pricey
01-17-2011 06:26 PM
You need to have bump stops, so it is very important to get them installed...I would not run without them and especially would not go offroad without them.
01-17-2011 08:26 PM
You should be fine on the road. I know for sure my bumpstops have never hit on the road. I have tried though. Jumping railroad tracks is fun. I kid, I kid. Just get it fixed before you do need them.
01-17-2011 08:38 PM
what kind of glue should i use. because i don't have money to buy new ones or i would and i would like to find someone that could help me put them in
01-17-2011 09:08 PM
Are you sure they are going all the way in? They should snap in place. Try putting a little grease on them and pushing real hard or hit with a hammer.
01-17-2011 09:09 PM
I am not sure if you are going to be able to push them hard enough with the spring on, if thats what you are trying to do.
01-17-2011 10:56 PM
well yeah i am trying to get them back on with the spring on because i don't really know how to take it off and i don't know if i have the tools
01-17-2011 11:26 PM
if u have the time you can take the lower control arms off and try to drop the axel low enough to slide the spring out or you could buy a spring compresser and compress em and slide em right out
01-17-2011 11:47 PM
Or use the spring as a pry point.......
01-17-2011 11:50 PM
spray the bump stop with WD 40 or something kind of lub, get it in place, slide a plate or block into the spring below the bump stop, of course, and use a bar or large screw driver on top of the plate to push the bump stop up into place. Hmmmm....they should not come off by themselves though.......
01-17-2011 11:55 PM
Did that make sense? I am assuming you take off the wheel, so you have free access to the spring.
01-18-2011 12:10 AM
I have the long arms on my TJ, so I am not sure if this works for you, but I do not have to dissconnect them to remove the spring. Jack up the jeep with stands under the frame, place jack under pumpkin.(wheels removed) remove the lower bolt for the shock.(both sides), lower the jack. Hopefully the axle will move down far enough to remove springs. The sway arms should be the limiting factor. However watch as you lower the axle to see what your drive shaft is doing..... Oh yeah, I guess I have something different there to, I have the SS s.y.e. Not sure what your drive shaft is going to do....
With springs out and shocks disconnected you can move the axle up and see to what height it can go before things begin to hit....ie exhaust or track arm or...whatever. Hopefully the bump stop hits first. If the bump stop does not, you need to add blocks to the axle in the spring area.
01-18-2011 08:14 AM
yeah that does make sense thank you i will have to try that soon because i have to go to school the rest of this week so i don't want to have it apart and not be able to go anywhere