Popping noise in front end. - JeepForum.com
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Engines & Drivetrain > Popping noise in front end.

End of Summer Sale, 20% OFF!Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineRough Country Jeep Suspension Deals at Rockridge 4WD!

Unread 11-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: indiana
Posts: 19
Popping noise in front end.

I have a 97 cherokee. The front track bar has gone bad. The ball joint in it has worn and just started popping. It looks like an easy fix. Just not sure if i should undertake this in my garage. The part will cost me about $80, just need some advice if i should do it, or take it some where.

jeepsrtoys is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-01-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posts: 17
The part that you are talking about is called a "heim-joint". You can get it a little cheaper that 80 bucks. But I replaced mine in August because it too popped. But now it still pops even though everything is tight. So I would say to you unless the handling is bad, don't replace it.

Sent from my DROID X2 using JeepForum
cbush314 is offline   Reply With Quote

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.