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Unread 03-09-2014, 05:31 AM   #1
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Noise in front end on bumps, its not the sway bar bushings/links

This started 3 weeks ago.

09 Hemi Limited XK, QT2, no lift, stock tires, 40,000 miles

The noise seems to be limited to the passenger side

I did a search and found that the sway bar bushings are the usual culprit. I inspected them and found there was some distortion. I replaced the bushings and end links with brand new Moog OEM replacements.

That made no difference. I jacked the pass side up and did a ball joint/TRE check and there is no play there. I found the rotor dust shield was vibrating and was able to fix that.

I can kick the front of the tire and and hear something that sounds similar. I'm also getting this noise when applying the brakes at low speed.

Im stumped

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Unread 03-09-2014, 10:28 AM   #2
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Help out guys! Someone else has bound to have had this issue. I need to get it fixed ASAP.
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Unread 03-09-2014, 10:37 AM   #3
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Does your Jeep have a plastic skid plate? Mine was loose because of a broken bolt. How about the wheel? Is it tight? What kind of noise? rattle? squeal?

Any vibration or pulsing when braking?
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Unread 03-09-2014, 12:26 PM   #4
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Does your Jeep have a plastic skid plate? Mine was loose because of a broken bolt. How about the wheel? Is it tight? What kind of noise? rattle? squeal?

Any vibration or pulsing when braking?
Negative on al of those.

I dug deeper and found that the pass side lower ball joint has 1/4" up/down play in it. The drivers side has some but minimal.
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