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Unread 09-18-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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body wobble

I just put not shocks on and I'm getting body wobble. The sway bar connecting rod keeps stripping out which I think is part of the problem. Is there a reason it would continue to strip these. Also I noticed rubber bushings between the frame and where is mounts to the body. Would replacing those get ride of my body wobble?

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Unread 09-19-2011, 07:53 AM   #2
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If your Jeep is an 01 it is not a JK it would be a TJ.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 08:34 AM   #3
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Definitely not a JK since you’ve had it for six years and it has a 4.0 engine. Try the TJ tech forum for more results. One other thing to look for would be the control arm bushings to see if they are worn out. When you say wobble do you mean side to side while just off roading or is it during street driving? Can you be a little more specific and any way to post a pic of the part that keeps stripping out, it would help a lot to diagnose your problem.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 09:48 PM   #4
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Thanks all for the feed back. I will get info and a picture up soon.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 11:31 PM   #5
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those little bushings between the body and frame need to be there. they are there from the factory. do not remove them.
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Unread 09-20-2011, 05:28 AM   #6
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I am going to assume that the cup right where the end link connects to the sway bar has come apart. Just go buy a new sway bar end link and put it on or if you plan on modifying the jeep in the future a set of quick disconnects. Driving around with your sway bar half connected makes for some really weird handling dynamics.
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Unread 09-24-2011, 10:17 AM   #7
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Unread 09-24-2011, 10:18 AM   #8
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[QUOTE="leapfaith"]I understand the bushings between the frame and body are from the factory. My question would that give me unusual body wobble. I just replaced the swaybar link and that helped. Also replaced the steering rod shock. That helped a lot of the movement. It still feels like the body is floating a little like a bobble head.
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Unread 09-24-2011, 11:43 AM   #9
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Your body mount bushings have nothing to do with the "wobble" you are feeling unless they are not torqued down or your body is rusted out where they connect. You really need to define the whole wobble bit for anyone to help you any further. Either your shocks are toast which will cause it to almost float instead of being firm or you have parts in your steering system that are worn out.

Did you replace the swaybar link and the steering stabilizer at the same time or seperate? Did you check the rear swaybar as well to make sure the links are still good on it as well?

I might also suggest you do a dry steering test to see if you have any play. Have someone in the Jeep turn the wheel back and forth a little bit. It only needs to be just past the point where the wheels start to move. If anything has give before the wheels start to move then you have a problem.

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Unread 09-24-2011, 02:09 PM   #10
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I understand the bushings between the frame and body are from the factory. My question would that give me unusual body wobble. I just replaced the swaybar link and that helped. Also replaced the steering rod shock. That helped a lot of the movement. It still feels like the body is floating a little like a bobble head.
have you checked all of your body mount bolts to make sure they arent' loose?
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