Originally Posted by mrfister11
Also ive seen the bushing slide inside the control arm while sitting still.. One more thing. Have u checked where steering box mounts to frame
I do see that as a possibility, but it doesn't clarify the noise. That bushing would have to be toast and would be hearing popping sounds.
I have found that best way to determine what noises are or any front suspension issues on a zj, is to have a friend get in it and steer it back and forth while you get underneath it and look at each and every moving part while it makes that noise. Both with the engine on and the engine off. You have the most important part of the problem at your disposal. That noise. You should be able to determine where it is coming from and correct it.
Until the op does some basic checks we are just guessing.