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Front Suspension noise/rattle

For the past 3 months my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4's front suspension has been rattling as I go over simple little bumps. It seems to the be the front right side only, I can feel the rattle in the steering wheel and its just getting louder. I took it to a mechanic and he check everything to make sure nothing is loose and he came up empty on a solution on the problem. He told me he didn't want to "throw" parts at my Jeep and just maybe it would fix it (would get expensive)

I have read it could be issues with the upper stuts, sway bar, leaf spring clamp, etc.)

Can someone help me understand whats going on and a possible solution to fix the rattling?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-14-2016, 01:31 PM
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Re: Front Suspension noise/rattle

Try the end links first, you can simply remove them and drive a little to see if you still have the rattle. Hopefully its that simple...
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Re: Front Suspension noise/rattle

Sounds like it could be a bad control arm bushing or sway bar end link bushing.

I had an upper control arm bushing go out on my S4 and it made very similar noises.
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Re: Front Suspension noise/rattle

Thanks for the feedback! I'll let you know my progress.
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Re: Front Suspension noise/rattle

Looks like the upper control arm is the issue! So now I'll be taking my Jeep to the shop. Does anyone know how much this will set me back in cost?
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Re: Front Suspension noise/rattle

I had a similar thing going on mine. While it was in for several other things, I told them to look it over. They found all of the suspension cradle/crossmember bolts were either loose or not properly torqued. Hasn't made a peep since I got it back.
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Re: Front Suspension noise/rattle

My front was really creaky and squeaky. They removed the bushing and cleaned them. Stopped making the sound for 500 miles but it's back.
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Guys these are my bushings on the sway bar on a 2012 quadra lift grand cherokee... im in Egypt so this car does alot of sand dune offroading... im getting rattle noises over bumps dealer said its the bushings but they have to change the whole bar.. i dont beleive them because i found the bushings being sold seperatly.. does anyone know anything about this?

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