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post #1 of 14 Old 11-23-2004, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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*POP* going on in tight turns

Whenever I'm turning (such as a U-Turn or just going around a 90 corner) I hear a big POP coming from what sounds like the front wheels. When I'm turning to the left, it sounds like it's coming from the right wheel/tire. When I'm turning to the right, it sounds like it's coming from the left wheel/tire.

Any thoughts?! Kinda freaking me out!

Just started this morning by the way...


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post #2 of 14 Old 11-23-2004, 01:25 PM
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Do you still have stock swaybar links? It sounds like loose links.

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Do you still have stock swaybar links? It sounds like loose links.
Why yes I do I believe. How much is that gonna cost me? Is it something easily done? I'll go search for a write-up...

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Yes, my dogs and I agree

When mine failed, I'd bang as I went around turns. You can jack up the front, put a jack stands under the frame and let the wheels drop. If the links are bad, they should be loose and may even fall out of their sockets.
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Why yes I do I believe. How much is that gonna cost me? Is it something easily done? I'll go search for a write-up...
Since you have a lift, get quick disconnects like JKS. You will need an extreme-heat source and a pitman arm puller to get the old links out of the sway bar.
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Is it something I can keep driving on for a while? Or will I kill myself or do permanent damage to my Jeep?

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It could also be the ball joints as my passenger side joints are currently shot and make the same popping sound.

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No you can drive around on them safely for a while. I would also recommend JKS quick disconnects. Great Product.

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First thing is to just make sure they are tight. Break out a 3/4" socket and a T-55 and tighten them up. That very well may solve your problem.

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First thing is to just make sure they are tight. Break out a 3/4" socket and a T-55 and tighten them up. That very well may solve your problem.

Thanks guys for all the input. Whenever the rain subsides, I'm going outside and sliding under the Jeep to check it out.

If anyone else has any other opinions, please share! But, sounds like it's a general consensus....


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post #11 of 14 Old 11-24-2004, 07:50 AM
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I guess I need to check this out on mine this weekend as well. Although I've noticed my popping seems to be limited to sharp turns, like into parking spaces.

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Kinda wierd My Jeep is doing the same thing but when I turn mine I get multiple pops would this be the same thing as above ?
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Sounds like JKS is about to get a lot of orders eh?

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post #14 of 14 Old 11-24-2004, 08:45 AM
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mine pops quite a bit, i think it's ball joint and/or track bar related. not sway bar links for me, i took mine off months ago.

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