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Unread 12-01-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
jbutterzj1
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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...***

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Unread 12-01-2010, 03:57 PM   #2
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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
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Unread 12-01-2010, 04:00 PM   #3
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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
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Unread 12-01-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
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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.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 05:09 PM   #5
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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
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Unread 12-01-2010, 05:13 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 05:45 PM   #7
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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.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 05:47 PM   #8
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Your trac-bar is effed up.
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