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post #1 of 2 Old 08-08-2013, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Suspension rattle?! Bushings?

Hey guys, new to the Forum so bear with me.

just got a 2005 Grand Cherokee used and have only had it for about a week and im already hearing and rattling/clunk-ish(more rattle, like something is loose) noises from what i believe both the front and rear suspension.

im new with Jeeps and am not sure if this vehicle has a rear sway bar. but i feel (from reading other forums) that its just sway bar bushings worn out. i am covered with a warranty so most fixes shouldn't be a problem and will be covered. If it does just sound like bad bushings so now the bar is just kinda rattling around all loose then can it be an easy DIY fix? or should i take it into the dealership?

Would love to hear what you guys think, or if this might be a bigger problem. any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 2 Old 08-08-2013, 08:31 PM
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Yup front and rear sway bars, all infront of the wheel hubs. Reach in there and give everything a shake to see if theres any play. I had a clunk in the rear and i had to give an upper shock mount an extra 1/8th turn to get it snug. Wouldnt hurt to snug everything up and see if it goes away.

For the front also Ive heard of people having a rattle or clunk if the steering rack is a little loose. 1/8 to 1/4 turn should do it if you have play in the steering wheel. Just hit mine. Its an External Torx E20.
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