I was putting new shocks on and the steering stabilizer bolt busted. So I proceeded to begin to grind it off then drill it out. Well, the drilling out part isn't quite happening too well so I decided that it wasn't worth it.
So I go for a test drive around my yard (still in my cast and don't want to try driving on the streets yet) and there is a popping in my steering. I get out of the Jeep and watch the steering shaft as I turn the wheel, not that. Watch the tie rod, and the tie rod is moving causing the noise. If the explanation is not decent enough I can go make a video of it once it stops raining.
Now the question is this, is that normal? Is the steering dampener supposed to prevent the tie rod from moving that way? If so, should I just go purchase a new tie rod, without a broken bolt stuck in it. Or are the ends shot, and by putting a new tie rod, with a new steering stabilizer on, it will only mask the problem?
I have had the Jeep for 2 years, have not done any front end work, other then the new shocks I just put on. I noticed a slight kink in the steering before, but only occasionally. Hadn't had it happen since last spring. So that gives you a bit of history.