User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Rear Sway Bar help

  1. #1
    John nptt13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    saint robert
    Posts
    123

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    1988 to Present

    Closest Installation

    Fort Leonard Wood
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Spider Gears Bad

    Im sure this has been addressed before so Ill just post it in short. My rear end is slipping to the left or right depending on the sharpness of my turn. I checked my rear sway bar and found that it slides 1/2inch in either direction just by pushing it with my hands. All bolts are tight. Do I replace the bushings? or is there a bigger fix this thing needs. Thanks

    Jeep is a TJ 04 33s 3 inch lift


    nptt13
    Last edited by nptt13; 11-15-2009 at 18:29.

  2. #2
    Professional Bad-Ass Nunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    196

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2003 to Present

    Closest Installation

    NAS North Island
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    If you don't see anything damaged or broken then I would start by pulling it off and inspecting the bushing for wear or damage, also check the bolts.

    What kind of Jeep is this on?
    '02 Wrangler TJ
    '04 Rubi
    '88 Wrangler YJ
    '94 Grand Cherokee ZJ RIP FEB 25 2006
    '47 CJ2A

  3. #3
    Land Squid Jeffb_79's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Fairfax, VA
    Posts
    3,593

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1999 to 2010

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Probably time to replace the bushings. I'd pull it off and check all of them out.

  4. #4
    John nptt13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    saint robert
    Posts
    123

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    1988 to Present

    Closest Installation

    Fort Leonard Wood
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    yea thats what I thought it was .... the bushings seem old for an 04 though. But 6 years isnt that old. Another forum someone told me just to take the rear sway bar off it was needed for much except for towing.

  5. #5
    Professional Bad-Ass Nunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    196

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2003 to Present

    Closest Installation

    NAS North Island
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    If you don't find any problems with the sway bar then you're going to have to start looking at your control arms.

    You have a TJ do NOT remove the rear track bar unless you have done something along the lines of a Tri-Link.
    Last edited by Nunner; 11-13-2009 at 17:57. Reason: Mean't track bar, not sway
    '02 Wrangler TJ
    '04 Rubi
    '88 Wrangler YJ
    '94 Grand Cherokee ZJ RIP FEB 25 2006
    '47 CJ2A

  6. #6
    John nptt13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    saint robert
    Posts
    123

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    1988 to Present

    Closest Installation

    Fort Leonard Wood
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    ah ... no i havent thanks for the heads up, ide rather buy some new bushings than have to replace something damaged from removing the sway bar perminently

  7. #7
    on top, usually
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Momence
    Posts
    2,460

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2002 to 2010

    Closest Installation

    Fort Leonard Wood
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    if its the rear sway bar just take it all the way off.

  8. #8
    Junior Member andy02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Spangdahlem
    Posts
    225

    Branch
    Air Force
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2000 to Present

    Closest Installation

    Spangdahlem AB
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    If your rear end is moving around under the Jeep, you have bigger problems than just the sway bar. The sway bar just acts as a big spring attempting to keep the Jeep level while turning. While it being able to move side to side 1/2 inch is pretty bad, I would also take a look at the track bar
    1992 XJ (broke) 3 inch lift, 31" Thornbirds
    2004 Rubi - Street tires and an ugly bug guard

  9. #9
    on top, usually
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Momence
    Posts
    2,460

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2002 to 2010

    Closest Installation

    Fort Leonard Wood
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Nunner View Post
    If you don't find any problems with the sway bar then you're going to have to start looking at your control arms.

    You have a TJ do NOT remove the rear sway bar unless you have done something along the lines of a Tri-Link.
    are you talking about the track bar or sway bar?

  10. #10
    Land Squid Jeffb_79's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Fairfax, VA
    Posts
    3,593

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1999 to 2010

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 91YEEPER View Post
    are you talking about the track bar or sway bar?
    TJs suck on the highway with no rear sway. They also become quite a bit more tipsy offroad. I took mine off for about a month, decided it wasn't worth it and put it back on.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Get the MJ Supporter Membership for a little less than $0.06 a day and get more space, 2 MJ Stickers and no banners ads. [Check it out]