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Unread 04-24-2011, 02:00 PM   #31
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Same problem with my 2006 WH CRD. I'm going to change those bushings. Thanks a lot for the info.

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Unread 05-18-2011, 11:06 AM   #32
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Im about to order the bushings from rockauto. They have (2) p/n's listed. One for 1.34" sway bar and one for 1.29" sway bar. Mine is a '06 3.7 laredo with the new style brackets, the question is what sway bar do I have?
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Unread 05-18-2011, 09:24 PM   #33
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Hard to say... My 2007 is the 1.34. You could probably transfer the measurement with an adjustable wrench, then use whatever scale you have, if you don't have calipers. You should be able to see that difference. One is 1mm over 1.25, the other is 1mm short of 1-3/8.
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Unread 05-19-2011, 05:31 AM   #34
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Well, I did sway links and bar bushings like many have and it definitely made difference but still have some cluck up front.

Just put Monroe reflexes on hoping to completely get rid of the clunck....still clunks.

Replaced an upper ball joint....still clunks.

Replaced rack and pinion three times (whole another story) . That was the cause for most of the clunking, but something is still clunking.

Another clunk that I have not seen posted was the front calibers.....What happens is the slide pins get wore out and the grease comes out. Mine where clunking very bad. New slide pins and rubber gaskets all good.

Did the front diff bushings too, that had no affect surprisingly...

BUT.......I still have a clunk.......grrrrrr
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Unread 05-19-2011, 07:32 AM   #35
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Well, I did sway links and bar bushings like many have and it definitely made difference but still have some cluck up front.

Just put Monroe reflexes on hoping to completely get rid of the clunck....still clunks.

Replaced an upper ball joint....still clunks.

Replaced rack and pinion three times (whole another story) . That was the cause for most of the clunking, but something is still clunking.

Another clunk that I have not seen posted was the front calibers.....What happens is the slide pins get wore out and the grease comes out. Mine where clunking very bad. New slide pins and rubber gaskets all good.

Did the front diff bushings too, that had no affect surprisingly...

BUT.......I still have a clunk.......grrrrrr
The only thing left that I can think of is the lower control arms. The sleeve around the bolt that everyone has trouble getting out when they're installing their lifts....if I remember there was a rubber bushing in there....could probably be causing the clunk.
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Unread 05-19-2011, 07:56 AM   #36
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Another clunk that I have not seen posted was the front calibers.....What happens is the slide pins get wore out and the grease comes out. Mine where clunking very bad. New slide pins and rubber gaskets all good.
I wonder if that is my issue. If I'm on the brakes the clunk is gone.
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Unread 06-08-2011, 08:42 AM   #37
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Replaced sway bar bushings, still have the clunk. Next is end links and caliper slid pins/bushings.


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I replaced the slid pin bushings. Took the wheels off and I could basically shake the calipers. After replacing all the hardware they were nice and tight again. Clunk is gone.

Kit I used
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=1152266

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Unread 06-13-2011, 10:58 PM   #38
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It definitely sounds like the lower control arm bushing connected to the wheel. It was definitely clunking just like you describe on the front driver's side wheel (over potholes, bumps in the road, etc. especially when turning over a bump.) I started with replacing the front sway bar brackets and bushings, it helped a little bit but still clunked. I finally had them replace the lower control arm and sway bar links on the driver's side with new bushings and the CLUNK is gone!!! I had just bought it from the dealer so I forced them to fix it till it went away. Hope this helps!!! I don't know how to post a pic on here yet but if someone could help I'll show you the cause.....
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Unread 06-14-2011, 03:59 PM   #39
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Did the sway bar bushings, and they were of no help. I think that the lower control arm is the issue, but it is hard to tell.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 07:49 PM   #40
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^^^^See comment above^^^^
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Unread 06-15-2011, 06:43 AM   #41
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^^^^See comment above^^^^
I was just posting my agreement with you that LCA was probably my issue and could be the issue for others. I am not certain about the LCA, but it has moved up my most likely suspects list.

I do know that sway bar bushings were not the problem at all.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 10:35 PM   #42
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MWalter2,
I picked a 2005 WK about a month ago. It was a sceaming deal with a Hemi and QDII so I just took for a quick spin, wrote a check, and away I went. After driving it around for a few days the clunk from the front end really started to bother me. After a quick Google search I found this thread. I figured that changing the bushings and retainers was the way to go, especially for just a $40 investment. I ordered the same parts from the same places you suggested. After spending 20 minutes swapping them out a quick test drive confirmed that you were 100% correct. Thank you, thank you for the great info!! My WK feels brand new (other than the rear seat squeek which is my next project). I couldn't be happier with the results!
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Unread 06-21-2011, 08:01 AM   #43
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tks for the pics, i've got replace the bushings on my '06 WK 3.7L
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Unread 06-21-2011, 08:26 AM   #44
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Well my clunk is back. The slid pin kit worked for about a week. Clunk is gone while on the brakes.
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Unread 06-21-2011, 11:13 PM   #45
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UtahWK if your "rear seat" squeak is more like a creak (like an old creaking wooden ship) then fold the seats down squirt some WD-40 or put some grease on the mechanisim that locks the back seats in the upright position. It worked for me!!! It happened when I would turn a corner or pull into a driveway and it sounded like a creaking noise that would travel from one side to the next. Hope this helps!

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