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Old March 14th, 2010, 18:16
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Front suspension Issues ....

I've searched and couldn't find anyone with these exact "symptoms" so I'll do my best to explain ...
I have a 1996 sport 4 door 4wd 4.0L auto .... only mods are a 3 or 3.5 inch lift ( coils and 2 leaves in eack of the rear packs)longer LCAs, sway bar disconnects and 31 inch tires .... pretty mild.
The jeep goes down the road pretty straight a few little wobbles now and then but NO death wobble.
when I hit bumps,ruts, even larger cracks in the road it feels like the front end is getting slammed with a hammer ... .its real sharp .... not much of a clunking or popping sound .. though that is there but the sound is mild compared to the feel .... also it likes to wander a bit over some bumps.
Pops/clunks while turning on occasion .... stilll does it when the discos are undone.
Ball joints???? what other things could it be?
any help would be great
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Old March 14th, 2010, 19:12
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Re: Front suspension Issues ....

balljoints, track bar, unit bearing, axle housing control arm bushings. it could be a ton of things
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Old March 14th, 2010, 19:16
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Re: Front suspension Issues ....

What shocks do you have?
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Old March 14th, 2010, 19:24
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Re: Front suspension Issues ....

hmmmmmm Old Ranchos I think .... for 3 or 4" of lift


Oh yeh the hub bearing assemblies are also both only about a year old

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Old March 15th, 2010, 15:48
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Re: Front suspension Issues ....

take your front shocks out and drive it. see if it still makes the sound.
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