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post #1 of 10 Old 11-07-2010, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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Did an offroad today, now theres a clank...HELP

So i did an offroad today. I was a bit hard on the jeep. I was running a bit too fast on some rocky trail(was testing the Bilsteins Damping).
When i was about to finish the trail, i noticed some strange noise coming from the front end of the jeep. I went down and inspect it. I tried to twist the steering components. Theres was no play(all tie rod and sleeves and are still new, like 2 months new). When i got home i tried to bounce the Jeep to simulate the sound thinking that it could be some loose Shocks bolts, no luck.
Im suspecting that its from the Control Arms, Bushings may need some replacement. You think? Ive been meaning to replace it anyway, after some more important upgrades.

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-07-2010, 08:36 AM
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what does it sound like?

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-07-2010, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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[QUOTE=Apollo21;10411694]what does it sound like?[/QUOTE

YouTube - Grand Cherokee steering linkage repair
a bit like this. @ 1:17
All steering components are ok though. Does the CA sounds like that when bushings are shut, or does it make any sound?
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-07-2010, 01:43 PM
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TREs check em

Edit: second thought: loose drag link, loose pitman arm (would hear when turning)

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post #5 of 10 Old 11-07-2010, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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All are new and tight. Does a bad CA does this?


SOME PIC of UCA. Is it suppose to be like that, or centered.

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post #6 of 10 Old 11-07-2010, 03:42 PM
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The one in pic #1 looks normal. The one in pic #2 is f'd. Looks like the bushing slid out of the arm which I have never seen. Usually getting those bushings to move takes a 20-ton press.
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I guess its needs a new bushing then. Or maybe just needs to be pressed again.
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post #8 of 10 Old 11-07-2010, 06:25 PM
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While it is out, I would get a new one. And ZJ upper control arm bushings are the same as a WJ. Most auto parts stores don't seem to have WJ ones for some reason.

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Definitely a new bushing. If it came out once, it will come out again.
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While it is out, I would get a new one. And ZJ upper control arm bushings are the same as a WJ. Most auto parts stores don't seem to have WJ ones for some reason.
Thanks for the tip.
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