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Jeep Wrangler Sway Bar Link Kit

Troubleshooting a Jeep Wrangler Sway Bar Link Kit

Also known as the anti-roll bar, your sway bar is a very simple device that is a crucial part of your ride's suspension system. This component reduces the amount of body roll or lean that an auto experiences when cornering. The sway bar is a thin, tube-like piece of meal that is bolted to the suspension on both sides of a car. Some automobiles only come with a front sway bar. The sway bar link, on the other hand, connects the end of the bar to the suspension itself. Unfortunately, these links can become damaged, which would lead to some driving difficulties. To help you identify and solve any sway bar problems, here are some helpful Jeep Wrangler Sway Bar Link Kit troubleshooting tips:

Strange noises

If the link of your sway bar causes any strange noises, then it's most likely damaged. If your link is broken, then the one end of your sway bar will be able to flop around independent of the suspension and chassis, brining about rattles and clicks as it bangs into other components. In addition to that, you might notice a clunking sound as you drive over bumps; this is because of excessive bar movement. Unusual noises can also come about due to damaged or missing bushing on the of the link.

Poor handling

When you're having difficulty steering your vehicle, then it's likely that you have an impaired sway bar link. Once damaged, the sway bar will no longer be properly connected to the chassis nor will it be able to prevent your ride from leaning into a certain corner. Having your ride lean into a corner is an inevitable problem if your sway bar link is broken. Damaged bushing can also result in poor and unpredictable vehicle handling.

Physical damage

One of the best ways to spot sway bra link damage is by taking a look at it and inspecting it for physical damage. If broken, the link will not be attached to the suspension on one end, or it may not be connected to the sway bar on the other. Also check your bushings for signs of damage.

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  • Jeep Wrangler Sway Bar Link Kit Maintenance 27 February 2013

    Your vehicle's sway bar link attaches the sway bar to the lower control arm, which is the lowermost suspension arm. Thanks to your sway bar link, you're able to enjoy smooth driving and vehicle handling. In order to guarantee that your cruising remains that way, be sure to follow these helpful Jeep Wrangler sway bar link kit maintenance tips.


    Replace worn bushings.

    Your sway bar bushing attaches the bar to the chassis of your ride. If your sway bar link bushings become damaged, then you're bound to encounter some unwanted noises from this component. For example, you could hear a clunking sound whenever you drive over a bump. In addition to that, worn bushings could lead to poor and unpredictable handling. So as soon as you hear noises or notice physical damage on the bushings, have them replaced with new ones right away.


    Lubricate sway bar bushing.

    If you have urethane bushings for your sway bar link, then you'll want to lubricate them every so often. Otherwise, your sway bar link will begin generating squeaking or clunking noises. In addition to that, not lubricating your bushings could lead to premature damage. You can use silicone grease as a reliable lubricant; however, its effects do not last very long. One relatively better alternative would be to use Teflon tape as this lasts longer and is less greasy. By lubricating your sway bar bushing, you'll be able to properly maintain it and extend its service life.


    Tighten the sway bar.

    Having stiffer sway bar link bushing will reduce body roll, allowing your ride to handle more precisely. This will likewise yield a more comfortable drive. And with upgraded bushing that tighten the sway bar, you'll be able to upgrade your sway bar link's performance and functionality.


    Check for physical damage.

    This step if fairly simple; all you need to do is examine your sway arm link every now and then for damage. Check that the link is in good condition and that there are no missing or damaged bushings. By making the necessary repairs and replacements after inspection, you'll be able to keep your sway arm link bushing working like a charm.