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Unread 06-01-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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Rear End Shimmy

When I either accelerate quickly or let off the gas the rear end seems to shimmy. I'm new to owning a Jeep so any advice would be helpful.

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Unread 06-01-2014, 09:10 PM   #2
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Sounds like bad bushing in the control arms in the back, either lower arms or upper arm
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Unread 06-02-2014, 05:40 AM   #3
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Most likely the rear lower control arm bushings.
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Unread 06-02-2014, 02:38 PM   #4
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I'll check that out. Thanks for the advice.
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Unread 06-06-2014, 02:23 PM   #5
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How difficult is it to replace the bushings on the rear control arm?
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How difficult is it to replace the bushings on the rear control arm?
As far as I know you have to buy the whole arm. I think it was ~$100 for the set for me and took ~1 hour to swap them out.
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Doorman P/N 520368 on Rockauto.
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Doorman P/N 520368 on Rockauto.
Dont go with those, unless you want to replace them again in 6 months. Get some OEM MOPAR or IRO.
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Unread 06-09-2014, 12:40 PM   #9
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Dont go with those, unless you want to replace them again in 6 months. Get some OEM MOPAR or IRO.
I've had mine on for over a year, and not a single problem with them. What makes you say he'd need to replace them in 6 months??
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