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Front suspension popping apart


 
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TJ25
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 9:55 pm    Post subject: Front suspension popping apart Reply with quote

Hola. I have a 98 TJ SE and something happened to the front drivers side suspension. I was pulling away from a light and that side of the suspension lifted 2" and remained 2" higher that the right ride. Took a look under and what I think is a control arm popped out of its socket. Not sure what the specific part is called but 1 peice comes off the front bumper(frame) and hooks onto the suspension. (ill take a pic soon). The TJ is still drivable, but handling is much more spongy. Any ideas on what this would cost to repair?

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quadna71
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like one of your anti-swaybar links finally gave up the ghost. you can either spring for a new one from quadratec or splurge a few bucks and get some disconnectable replacements. the disconnects will allow you to ride on the road with the same solid feeling you were experiencing before the break...but when disconnected will allow you greater articulation - and in turn better off-road traction.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

quadna71 wrote:
sounds like one of your anti-swaybar links finally gave up the ghost. you can either spring for a new one from quadratec or splurge a few bucks and get some disconnectable replacements. the disconnects will allow you to ride on the road with the same solid feeling you were experiencing before the break...but when disconnected will allow you greater articulation - and in turn better off-road traction.
chris


x2 - just pick up a set of disconnects of some sort, the teraflex or JKS quick disco's work great. Also, when you pull your swaybar links, a pickle fork will help you out big time in getting the link off.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

quadna71 wrote:
sounds like one of your anti-swaybar links finally gave up the ghost. you can either spring for a new one from quadratec or splurge a few bucks and get some disconnectable replacements. the disconnects will allow you to ride on the road with the same solid feeling you were experiencing before the break...but when disconnected will allow you greater articulation - and in turn better off-road traction.
chris
X-3 For what you'd pay for the OEM replacement(s), you'll likely almost be able to buy a decent set of quick disconnects. And it does indeed make a huge difference when off roading with better articulation of the front axle. Should be a reasonably easy swap/upgrade, too.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

same thing happened with our '98 tj 2.5l and i replaced it using a part from autozone for $24 and using a socket set, small prybar and the factory jack. it wasn't too bad really. only took me 1.5 hrs and im not much of a mechanic.
good luck.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a pair of stock swaybar links I can sell.
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