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Unread 03-20-2015, 06:11 PM   #1
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1994 YJ new shocks, clunking when hitting bumps

I replaced all four shocks on my Wrangler YJ that I had recently bought. I hadn't had the chance to really drive it much before buying it so I'm not sure if this issue was happening before replacing all shocks or not. Front 2 shocks were from AutoZone, back 2 were from 4x4terrain i believe because Autozone's were too short in the back. All are on and good, but when I drive it and hit bigger bumps I get a good clunking sound from the front as with the back. Now it's not possible that the shocks are too short correct? If they were too short they would have never fit to begin with?

What could be causing the clunking sound, it's puzzling me...

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Unread 03-20-2015, 07:34 PM   #2
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I would start out looking at your track bars. Look at the mounting points and grab the bar and shake it real good.
It is pretty common for them to come loose.
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Unread 03-20-2015, 07:39 PM   #3
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I don't have a front track bar on it currently, could that be causing it? Could it be my ball joints?
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Unread 03-20-2015, 07:41 PM   #4
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Has the front track bar been completly removed?
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Unread 03-20-2015, 08:29 PM   #5
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I hear a similar sound and it's because the frame were the shackles are mounted is rusted and when hitting a bump will cause it to move. Idk if you've checked the mounts on the leaf springs but while your under there take a look
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Unread 03-21-2015, 11:34 AM   #6
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Check all your bushings and make sure your track bars are adios'd.
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Unread 03-21-2015, 07:22 PM   #7
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Yes the front track bar has completely been removed at this point. The leaf springs have some rust but aren't that that bad though
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