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Old December 23rd, 2009, 17:52
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front end pop when turning

pop in steering when turning hard and leaving a parking spot. Also happens when I am maneuvering through parking lot. Not sure if its related but a 60+ vibration, feels like oval tires almost

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Old December 23rd, 2009, 17:54
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Re: front end pop when turning

Is the vibration you feel at 60+mph a up and down vibe or a side to side vibe?
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 17:57
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Re: front end pop when turning

It is most likely your frame side trackbar bracket. This is a pretty common problem, and it happened to me.

Try loosening the bolts for the bracket, and then retightening the hell out of them.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 18:17
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Re: front end pop when turning

Tie rod ends maybe?
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 18:26
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Re: front end pop when turning

Do what Begster suggests FIRST before getting off on a tangent. The popping was a problem on the Jeeps when they were brand new. At the dealership we took to tightening the crap out of the frame side track bar bracket during the Pre-Delivery Inspection just to eliminate customer complaints later. This is not a suggestion to be taken lightly. Best case-you fix your problem. Worst case- it won't crop up in the future.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 15:05
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Re: front end pop when turning

got a new trac bar bushing MOOG

you think its the bracket that the bar bolts to?
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Old December 24th, 2009, 17:28
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Re: front end pop when turning

its the track bar bracket that bolts up to the unibody... Mine does the same thing and I have tighten it as much as possible with lock tight and it still does it...

Anybody think welding it to the unibody would be a bad idea?
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Old December 24th, 2009, 17:33
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Re: front end pop when turning

what about the joint in the track bar
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Old December 25th, 2009, 05:05
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Re: front end pop when turning

Someone suggested loosening all the track bar bracket bolts to the frame and THEN tightening the crap out of them . Worth a try.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 09:21
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Re: front end pop when turning

Had a similar problem a while back. I had a friend turn the wheel all the way to the left and the right while I watched for anything that might have caused it. Come to find out my frame had broken right behind the steering gearbox and the popping was caused by the gearbox not being able to push the wheels and was pushing the frame first
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Old December 25th, 2009, 18:39
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Re: front end pop when turning

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Had a similar problem a while back. I had a friend turn the wheel all the way to the left and the right while I watched for anything that might have caused it. Come to find out my frame had broken right behind the steering gearbox and the popping was caused by the gearbox not being able to push the wheels and was pushing the frame first
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Old January 9th, 2010, 19:14
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Re: front end pop when turning

Soft 8s took care of the highway vibration. Popping still there
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