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Unread 10-21-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Front diff bushings

Where can I get new bushings for my front diff? I replaced my ELS senor yesterday and noticed that the bushings are pretty warn, and i get a bad thunk in the mornings when I first put it in reverse. So I'm thinking I need to replace them. I've looked at Rockauto, Autozone, and Google! Is this a dealer part?

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Unread 10-21-2012, 11:07 AM   #2
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You can get two of the three but the front you have to buy the bracket with the bushing in it. That one is only available from the dealer as far as I know.
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Unread 10-21-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
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The 2 bushings that do not require a bracket are actually referred to as isolators, I think the part number is 52089516ab. The part with the bracket is 52114354aa.
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Unread 10-22-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
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http://www.jeep4x4center.com/isolato...2089516ab.html
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Unread 10-22-2012, 11:20 PM   #5
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Here are the parts needed:

1 of these. $107.10
http://www.justforjeeps.com/fraxmobr.html

2 of these. $29.79 a piece
http://www.justforjeeps.com/fraxmois.html

Prices are slightly higher than above. I copied and pasted from the tutorial: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/h...cement-1299567

I just ordered these myself and plan on changing them out pretty soon.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 06:30 AM   #6
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Check this site. you must know the part number.

http://www.mopar-wholesale.com

They are usually the cheapest reliable source that I know of
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Unread 10-23-2012, 08:31 AM   #7
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I actually just got these replaced at the dealer 3 days ago (under warranty). They were totally shot. Just the upper 2 though - the front lower one was in good shape. I was shocked at how much the front dif was moving up and down! Rather scary actually.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 09:37 AM   #8
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I actually just got these replaced at the dealer 3 days ago (under warranty). They were totally shot. Just the upper 2 though - the front lower one was in good shape. I was shocked at how much the front dif was moving up and down! Rather scary actually.
under warranty?
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Unread 10-23-2012, 09:54 AM   #9
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under warranty?
Oh sorry - I should have elaborated - I had the foresight to buy a Max Care warranty when I bought the jeep back in 2010. For what I spent on that Warranty it has paid for itself almost 3 times over now. All I pay is $150+tax when I get service done.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 12:58 PM   #10
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Clunk..

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Unread 10-23-2012, 01:05 PM   #11
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I know this is off topic but can anyone tell me what in the world #18 in this diagram is? And what it does?
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Unread 10-23-2012, 04:19 PM   #12
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I know this is off topic but can anyone tell me what in the world #18 in this diagram is? And what it does?
I believe it is a damper, to limit vibration.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 06:17 PM   #13
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I believe it is a damper, to limit vibration.
That is what the book shows...
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Unread 10-23-2012, 07:59 PM   #14
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That is what the book shows...
Ok weird... how does it work? When I poked my head under there and it looks like a brick with a hole drilled through it...
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Unread 10-23-2012, 09:05 PM   #15
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I am definitely no engineer, but if I was guessing, the added weight is harder to move so it helps to dampen out the vibration or change the frequency where the vibration would happen.
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