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post #31 of 37 Old 09-06-2013, 11:58 AM
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I just fixed my DW last month and had the same symptoms as you where the DW only occurred after hitting a bump. My 99TJ had 110k or so on her and so I just decided to replace all the steering related joints as I assumed they were due. I replaced the ball joints, tie rod ends, drag link ends, and track bar, and the DW went away.

I think if you replace just one of these, you may buys some time, but may end up having to go back in there to replace the others as it is likely the DW would return.

The job itself was not that hard.

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I agree with this also, I currently have hubs that are just starting to go bad, possibly BJs as well, and one upper CA bushing that is absolute toast...I have very similar symptoms to the OP but to a much much lesser degree....if the stars align just right, I can get a full blown DW, super super rare, everything has to be perfect.....but normally it's just the occasional shopping cart wheel when hitting certain bumps.

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post #32 of 37 Old 09-10-2013, 06:44 AM
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Track Bar

So I rotated the tires and changed the tire pressure to 32 lbs (if anyone suggests otherwise let me know). Decided today to go ahead and replace the track bar after talking with multiple people they said to start with that. Only 50$ so not too bad but I need a torque wrench. Does anyone know what size the bolt is off hand so I don't go buying the wrong size wrench? and also I what torque?
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So I rotated the tires and changed the tire pressure to 32 lbs (if anyone suggests otherwise let me know). Decided today to go ahead and replace the track bar after talking with multiple people they said to start with that. Only 50$ so not too bad but I need a torque wrench. Does anyone know what size the bolt is off hand so I don't go buying the wrong size wrench? and also I what torque?
A torque wrench should be like a socket wrench....you get the wrench and then you put the appropriate socket on it....at least the ones I'm familiar with are that way. You need one that measures ft lbs. IMO, you don't really need one there, just get it good an tight....I bet I get flamed for that.
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lol....you may i've been told the same thing but i've been wanting to get one anyway. but do you know what socket size?
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lol....you may i've been told the same thing but i've been wanting to get one anyway. but do you know what socket size?
I think someone answered in the other thread....I do not know it off the top of my head. If you are going to do your own work, it might be worth it to invest in a small socket set, even if it's a cheap one.
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I think someone answered in the other thread....I do not know it off the top of my head. If you are going to do your own work, it might be worth it to invest in a small socket set, even if it's a cheap one.
Agreed....every man should
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Agreed....every man should
You can do a whole lot of work yourself on a TJ with little more than a cheap set of sockets and loaner tools from the parts store.

Can you afford the car? Have I provided you all the information you need on the car? Do you like the car? Then buy the car.
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