ive been doing some more visual inspections under my niner when i have time recently. im essentially checking things as i learn about them here and on other forums. recently i noticed that the joints at the end of my track bar seem to be completely gobbed up with grease. i dont know what else to say, but they dont look good. what do you guys think?
That's the drag link and tie rod. I'd say the driver side is pooched since there is no evidence of a leak and the passenger connection might be in bad shape. Only way to tell is to clean up each joint and look to see if the boot is torn.
this is what i get on rockauto. not sure if this is the entire assembly or what.
1998 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 5.9L V8 : Steering : Center Link Price
MOOG Part # AMGDS1312NC Bar/Strut: Coupling Rod
Front Axle, Centre
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not trying to high jack a thread, but what is the tie rod end part number, i keep finding es3096 as the part number i think i need but it says for v8 5.2 or 5.9 or are they the same?
on the topic of this thread, that is not a track bar, the track bar is directly behind that drag link, if you want to know if your track bar is bad have a friend turn left and right while watching for what looks like "hop" in the tie rod end of the bar and wiggle on the end connected to the axle
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