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Unread 05-10-2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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LOUD POP!!! when i turn the wheel sharp

This is a question i have been trying to figure out for a long time. When i turn the steering wheel sharp to the left or the right when i am moving very slow like gettin into a parking spot or out of one etc.. i hear a really loud pop in the suspension and i can't tell what it is. could it be my coils shifting? i have no clue. everything looks normal underneath. anyone have the same problem?

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Unread 05-10-2006, 06:26 PM   #2
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Check the trackbar and any other steering component. Nothing should wiggle if you grab onto it and try to shake it. While your under there, have someone turn the wheel back and forth and see if you can see what's going on.

Also make sure you are in 2wd. If you are in 4wd part time it's your t-case binding and you could end up with some serious problems if that happens often while on pavement.
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Unread 05-10-2006, 06:27 PM   #3
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its your trackbar, its loose. tighten up the end of it, (the tie rod end looking thing at the top near the coil) make sure you put the wire thing in or else it will loosen up again.
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Unread 05-10-2006, 06:27 PM   #4
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I had a simular problem and it turned out to be the tie-rod end. $20 part for me + alignment. Have someone shake the wheel back and forth for u in the Jeep while u inspect the front suspension/steering for play. That's how I solved my prob. HTH

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Unread 05-10-2006, 06:28 PM   #5
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did you check the tie rod end grease fitting?

Edit: tvisXJ you beat me to it
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Unread 05-10-2006, 06:33 PM   #6
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i will definitly get under there and take a look at it tomorrow. i just would freakin hate to have it get aligned again i have already had the thing aligned 4 times in the past 1 1/2 haha my dad is startin to get sick of it thinkin i am wastin my money. alright thanks guys for the quick replys.
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Unread 05-10-2006, 06:37 PM   #7
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i will definitly get under there and take a look at it tomorrow. i just would freakin hate to have it get aligned again i have already had the thing aligned 4 times in the past 1 1/2 haha my dad is startin to get sick of it thinkin i am wastin my money. alright thanks guys for the quick replys.
you can do an alignment your self

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did you check the tie rod end grease fitting?

Edit: tvisXJ you beat me to it
lol, too many ppl replying at the same time.
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Unread 05-11-2006, 09:49 AM   #9
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now if i need to get a new tie rod should i just buy one that fits the grand cherokee? because i have heard that they are much beefier.
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Unread 05-11-2006, 09:52 AM   #11
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Sorry to hijack...

I've been having the same exact problem...and when I have someone turn the wheel left and right while its sitting...I have a clanking noise coming directly from the steering box...think my steering box could be bad?

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Unread 05-11-2006, 10:09 AM   #12
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now if i need to get a new tie rod should i just buy one that fits the grand cherokee? because i have heard that they are much beefier.
thatd be the tie rod itself (the long bar that attaches the wheels together steering wise. The tie rod ends are something different.

and yeah, the v8 ZJ tie rod is an upgrade to a XJ one.
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Unread 05-11-2006, 11:26 AM   #13
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Check your U-joints, a little pop is normal at full lock.
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Unread 05-11-2006, 11:38 AM   #14
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well i wouldn't really call it a little pop...its loud enough that people that are riding with me or people outside the jeep walking by actually turn to see what the heck that noise was..
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Unread 05-11-2006, 11:43 AM   #15
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I got the same noise. Mainly when I turn left always from the drivers side. I can't figure it out. I do know that I have to tighten my streering between the pitman arm and the steering wheel.
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