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I have a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Im getting a rattle under the jeep. It sounds like metal hitting metal its not the exhaust for that is not hittig anything. it sounds like its to the rear. Someone said it could be a wish bone upper control arm but I dont think my jeep has that but it does have like a rod that goes from one end of the axel to the other end in front of the axel towards front of the jeep and there are ruber bushing on both ends could this be my problem?? Need help. My eldery mom is affraid to drive it because of the noise it makes when hitting bumps in the road. I also have brand new shocks on it. may be some has pics or knows what it could be. Thanks Drew

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Your jeep has two upper and two lower control arms attached to the rear axle. They have rubber bushings where they bolt to the axle and to the body. If the bushings are badly deteriorated, you will get a metal to metal sound when hitting bumps. Have them all checked.

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It could be the stabelizer links (thats the rod infront of the axel) that came loose,easy fix

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