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Unread 11-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #46
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Is this the actual part?


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Unread 11-12-2012, 06:47 PM   #47
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I went in for an alignment at the dealer and asked if they could make the adjustment for me. After telling me that jeepforum was wrong, they proceeded to tell me that the pop was from the 2" lift and not having sway bars, lol. I walked out feeling dumber. Some things you just have to do yourself!
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Unread 11-12-2012, 07:19 PM   #48
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What idiots. Just having a lift doesn't make a pop. The noise has to come from a component. And obviously it's correctable, as not everyone with a lift has noise! The facts are pretty simple. I had a pop, I turned the screw, the pop is gone. A few of us have had the same results. Sometimes I just want to punch somebody in the face when they are insisting on something that is totally wrong
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Unread 11-12-2012, 07:33 PM   #49
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Is this the actual part?
Yep! That's the one. The star (inverted torx??? who knew there was such a thing) bolt is the one to turn.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 01:06 AM   #50
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To those talking about / buying the rack and pinion:

I need a new one of these, too. Have you attempted replacing it yet? Im afraid to do it...and all shops wants $1000 for part and labor
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Unread 11-13-2012, 07:30 AM   #51
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I have replaced mine myself u can buy the rack between 250 to 400. Took about 3-4 hours to install its not to bad just time consuming
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Unread 01-31-2013, 11:26 PM   #52
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I stripped the bolt on this. is there anyway to replace this?
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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:28 AM   #53
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You must not be using the correct tool. If you stripped the tips, the proper tool (e-torx) will still work
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Unread 04-28-2013, 10:20 AM   #54
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Has anyone tried this on a 5.7? It is in a difficult to reach location. Any tricks out there?
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Unread 04-28-2013, 10:29 AM   #55
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Yes I have a 5.7. The trick is to back off the 2 bolts holding the rack to the frame. Just back them off a half inch or so. Then you can push the rack back enough to get the socket on the bolt head
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Unread 04-29-2013, 04:54 AM   #56
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Thanks...think I will have to hit it with some PB Blaster and let it sit. The bolts holder the rack to the frame are on tight. Were you able to get a socket on them or just an open ended wrench? Seems like a tight fit in there.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:00 AM   #57
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Tight fit? The bolt head is right in the open up front next to the swaybar bushing. Couldn't be any easier! Just get a socket on a breaker bar
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Unread 04-29-2013, 05:21 PM   #58
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Hmmm, I was looking at the bolts in the back. In other words if you climb under and look at the rack from the rear facing forward there are two bolts on either side. Hard to get a socket on them. I feel stupid. These are definitely very easy to get to. Thanks a million! Hope this takes the clunk out.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 08:10 AM   #59
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I was able to make the adjustment. the clunk is still there but the pop on acceleration is gone and the steering is a bit stiffer. I guess I will still keep looking for what is clunking
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Unread 04-30-2013, 08:30 AM   #60
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Check your caliper bushings if u havent already.
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