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Unread 06-29-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Loose front end

Some creaking noises when turning. Hit bumps and front end feels loose. Was thinking ball joints but straight axle jeeps don't have ball joints do they???

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Unread 06-29-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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Oh yes they do
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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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Any axle that has turning wheels has ball joints. There are the pivot points

Dana 35c behind a 242, behind an AW-4, behind a 4.0L Inline Six sitting over a Dana 30, all turning stock 215/75/15 tires and moving a 93 Grand Cherokee to places your truck only dreams of.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:10 PM   #4
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Any axle that has turning wheels has ball joints. There are the pivot points

Dana 35c behind a 242, behind an AW-4, behind a 4.0L Inline Six sitting over a Dana 30, all turning stock 215/75/15 tires and moving a 93 Grand Cherokee to places your truck only dreams of.
umm... what?

anyway check your tie rods ends, check the sway bar and control arm bushings
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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:23 PM   #5
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Umm yeah I said that wrong.....any axle with steering wheels.....

Dana 35c behind a 242, behind an AW-4, behind a 4.0L Inline Six sitting over a Dana 30, all turning stock 215/75/15 tires and moving a 93 Grand Cherokee to places your truck only dreams of.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 05:12 AM   #6
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Or if you go way back it could've had king pins,lol.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 09:58 AM   #7
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Or if you go way back it could've had king pins,lol.
I resemble that remark!
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:18 PM   #8
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Surprised I remember that actually.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 05:03 PM   #9
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lol. I have known the joy of replacing king pins.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 05:20 PM   #10
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what if the front end just rattles a lot over uneven pavement in parking lots and neighborhoods?
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Unread 06-30-2013, 07:38 PM   #11
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check all bushings
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Unread 06-30-2013, 09:51 PM   #12
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Umm yeah I said that wrong.....any axle with steering wheels.....

Dana 35c behind a 242, behind an AW-4, behind a 4.0L Inline Six sitting over a Dana 30, all turning stock 215/75/15 tires and moving a 93 Grand Cherokee to places your truck only dreams of.
i meant this part
Dana 35c behind a 242, behind an AW-4, behind a 4.0L Inline Six sitting over a Dana 30, all turning stock 215/75/15 tires and moving a 93 Grand Cherokee to places your truck only dreams of
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