1. Sway bar links,
2. Trac bar
3. Steering box where it connects to the unibody
4. Shock mounts
5. small cat lodged in engine compartment
00 4.7 Laredo...KYB gas shocks, ADDCO rear sway bar and Firestone Destination tires.
08 Z71 Suburban
94 5.9 Laredo 6.5 RE lift with 35 Maxxis Bighorns
and 33 Bridgestone Duelers
Detroit and true trac
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i looked under there and sure enough i saw this disconnected and the vertical piece rubbing the spring. what is it called and how much does it cost about to fix? could i do it myself or have the shop do it. i put it back in place, but i'm sure it will pop out again, must be broken some way.
Thats your sway bar link, the verticle piece has sort of a cup on the end, and the piece where you see that screw has a ball end, where it sits nicely on the link. You can remove the link without causing any ill will to your car. People sometimes remove these links when they are hitting the trails (the more expierenced people here should be able to explain it better than me).
If I remember right, I think you need a ratchet, and a allen wrench to remove the bottom link (newbee mechanic)
They do sell a part called "quick disconnects" which allows you to easily remove the sway bar link when your going on the tough trails. I think they are around 80 bucks or so.
Lambar's right, but IMO do not run without it connected when on the road; your handling will be affected, especially if you corner hard or need to suddenly swerve to avoid an obstacle (car, bike, kid, animal...). You disconnect it when you want more suspension flex.
Y'know, just looking at that pic makes me think the end link is bent. Don't have mine here right now to compare, but I think it should be straighter where it attaches to the sway bay.
1995 5.2 ZJ Sold... but still in the family
I have the same problem. Just went out to look and my link is completely disconnected on the passenger side. This is a relatively easy and cheap fix, as I did it on my XJ last summer. You can purchase the link kit with all the necessary hardware for less than $50, if I remember correctly.
By the way, you may as well do both sides because you have to disconnect both sides to do the job. I learned this one the hard way
let me know how that install went. i have an appointment for my jeep to take it to the shop next monday, so i think i'm gona have them install it, my cheap tools made in taiwan i dont think can handle torque on those bolts haha