Question about 2000 Jeep Wrangler
Theres a loud noise coming from my suspension or steering when ever i go over a dip or pothole.
I had this same problem on my 99 wrangler. It sounded horriable! like something was going to fall off. Look at your sway bar links very closely. There is a ball joint at the top of the link, inside the rubber boot. If that comes out of its hole then this will allow the link to loosen up and travel with the suspenions movement (makes a loud clunk when the suspension goes down as the top of the link is a tapered thread and wants to stay put but cant). They were about $40.00 a piece. Only the left side one was broken but I changed out both anyway. Bad shock absorbers and New Jersey potholes are to blame for this parts failure. I replaced them in my driveway with out taking anything else off. You will need a jack, wrenches, socket wrench, needle nose locking pliers, a torx 55 bit (sears hardware), and a small but heavy hammer to get the tapered end out once you remove the other bolts. Really hit that ******, it will most likely take a couple wacks. Oh and do yourself a big favor and spray the bolts at the top and bottom with some penetrating oil. I sprayed mine twice a day for 3 days and they were still tought to loosen up. I can not inagine what it would have been with out the oil. Take a picture of the old ones before you remove them. When you put the new ones on, use the picture to make sure you get the hardware in the right place. Use the locking pliers to hold the top stud in place while you remove the bolt. Just push down the boot a bit and stick the nose of the pliers in there. DO NOT DAMAGE THE BOTTOM BOLT. New link parts do not include a replacement but this can be bought for about $15.00 if you do damage it. It will just make this project go from 30 min to a couple days.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
Check your shocks.
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
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