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I searching down a rattle... went under the JKU to pull and push a few parts today... torque wrench tomorrow when I have more time...
All seemed tight, but I noticed I can rotate the tie rod and Drag link quite easily. Is this normal or are my tie rod ends and ball joints done for?

I am at 90,000 miles, mostly daily driver, on 315's most of the miles.
Thanks for any input.
 

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yes they rotate it is normal. you should however not have up and down movement but rotate smoothly they should.
 

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yes they rotate it is normal. you should however not have up and down movement but rotate smoothly they should.
Thanks. they do rotate smoothly, and turning is smooth... no clunks. No clunks over bumps either.
I will check up and down w/ the shovel method this weekend.
 

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Clamping them with a large channel lock will show this up/down play the best
I am not following you on this. Can you explain or show me a pic of what you mean?
 
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