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Unread 06-30-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
JoeyChop
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Serious Problem Need Help ASAP!!!!

I smelt rubber burning yesterday and stopped and looked under the jeep to find the sway bar end link bushings gone on the right side and carving a groove into my tire. Today I jacked the jeep up and took the tire off and found the spring also moved to the right smashing the end link into the tire so I looked on the driver side rear and discovered the top link to the four link has cracked completely in one side. Foes anyone know if it would be better to have that rewelded, replaced or swap out the whole rear axle? My dilemma is that my wife and I are traveling right now and far from home. We are on a very limited budget and are looking for ate most budget friendly fix but something that will hold and prevent future damage. Thanks!!!



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Unread 06-30-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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Oh my. yea I would try to weld that back on.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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Wow thats crazy, i would try to weld it back together and add some metal on top of it. If you were in ca i would help ya. Good luck
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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Sorry to say, but that looks like it rusted and rotted apart. You can try to weld it, but I would guess that the control arm bracket is toast and would need to be replaced. You can probably find a shop to fab one up, and have it welded on.
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