Noob with a problem (yes i searched) - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 12-01-2010, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
jbutterzj1
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 11
Noob with a problem (yes i searched)

just got my hands on a lifted ZJ for pretty cheap (well, it was a trade for a sentra build i was doing) and im pretty confident that my zj is trying to kill me. the guy i brought it from said he unbolted the rear swaybar but as im driving it, it feels like the rear of the car is swinging around to the front, i stopped and pushed the truck at the rear quarter panel and indeed it shifts along its axis, now from many other car builds i did, i know that the rear swaybar dosent do that. ive been lurking this site for the last week or so trying to get an idea on what course of action i should take, but im stumped.



***looked under the rear of jeep theres a lone bar going to the center of the frame upward from the axle thats missing a nut, i think thats the case because when i push on the truck it slides laterally, i dont know exactly what it is and the FSM seems rather cryptic in regards to where some of the components are but im wondering if anybody know what this is or what size bolt/nut it is so i can replace it...***

jbutterzj1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 12-01-2010, 03:57 PM
coopdc78
Registered User
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Buffalo
Posts: 845
That long bar is the trac bar, and the bolt i think was a 7/16 inch, correct me if im wrong.. which side is missing the but.. the axle, or the frame? Either way, thats prob. ur problem there

2004 overland 4 inch rc long arm/ 3/4 inch spacers, 242 swap with SYE, Tom woods front and rear
coopdc78 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 12-01-2010, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
jbutterzj1
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 11
yea, its missing the bolt at the frame, i really like this thing and i want to correct all the previous owners mistakes, i started out wrenching on imports so other than my sister's old XJ i dont know much about jeeps, ill try to get my hands on a bolt/nut (although i have no idea where) and post updates/pics whenever i find my camera, thanks man
jbutterzj1 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 12-01-2010, 04:55 PM
bigbossd1030
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 2,514
So if the trac bar was/missing a bolt, is the swaybar actually disc?
Just make sure your swaybar is connected as well as your trac bar.

The PO, obviously didn't know what he was doing, there really is no reason to remove those, unless replacing.

Good luck.

/l ,[____],
l----L-[]lllllll[]-
()_)-()_)--o)_)

OFFICIAL JEEPER
Any Jeepers in Edmonton, AB
I am on channel 33.

I live, I ride, I am JEEP.
bigbossd1030 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 12-01-2010, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
jbutterzj1
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 11
ok, im looking at it again and it dosent seem to be the tracbar or swaybar for that matter, the bar in question sits perpendicular to the axle and is missing the nut, although i still cannot see why the truck would slide along its axis like it does, i mean it slides in a left to right motion as if the axles were rails, im not sure what the hell he did but its absolutely terrifying (and loud) to drive, any help appreciated
jbutterzj1 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 12-01-2010, 05:13 PM
bigbossd1030
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 2,514
Pictures, there is only so much that is keeping the jeep form swaying side to side and we listed most of them lol. So pictures of the parts in question would be helpful. Also take pictures of both sides of the track bar and sway bar, and the bar you have mentioned. Also take pics of the control arms too.

/l ,[____],
l----L-[]lllllll[]-
()_)-()_)--o)_)

OFFICIAL JEEPER
Any Jeepers in Edmonton, AB
I am on channel 33.

I live, I ride, I am JEEP.
bigbossd1030 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 12-01-2010, 05:45 PM
94chb
Registered User
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Whitwell
Posts: 1,936
the trac bar is the bar that goes from driver side of the axle to the passnger side frame, it is what keeps the rear end from shifting side to side.
94chb is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 12-01-2010, 05:47 PM
Hussler
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: utica, new york
Posts: 5,293
Your trac-bar is effed up.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris87xj View Post
Sometimes a restoration project is a labor of love, at which point cost, time, and labor involved become irrelevant.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BorderC View Post
I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
Hussler is offline  
Reply

Tags
rear , suspension , zj

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Noob problem- Changing battery, old battery stuck J_Minnesota ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 3 12-17-2008 09:44 PM
Okay, I've searched and searched, but still want lift advice. JCZJ ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 1 07-20-2008 08:09 AM
Looking for some help with a coolant problem on my ZJ(noob needs help!) squashman702 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 9 09-18-2007 10:22 PM
Manual locking front hubs - searched and searched tp2txh ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 2 07-09-2006 11:03 AM
I've searched & searched...info on acceleration loss for newbie, please. shel3702 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 3 06-23-2005 05:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome