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View Poll Results: IF you have popping noise coming from the front, with what you have
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Front end popping noise

Lets see if this has anything to do with having a lift.

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Probably has to do with the sway bar bushings, they tend to be the items people have the most problems with.

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I believe the lift aggrivated the problem as the noise began to develop before the lift was installed. My wife's stock '08 is just starting to knock around a little at about 18K. Rwmorrisonjr - I think you're right, the stock front sway bar bushings are trash. And the link bushings from Superlift don't seem to be hanging in there real well either. I've though about replacing everything with polyurethane bushings from Energy Suspension but I don't know of a specific kit.


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The pop'ing/clunk started with the XK in stock configuration. While the lift may not of helped the situation I think its a bushing issue due to corners cut and money saved.

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Mine is knocking again.... Had it fixed once....

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kmax, I'm also thinking about getting polyurethane bushings, need to look for a kit that'll also fit a 2005+ WK, they'll fit since they're shared parts with the XK.

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I have had my steering column and bushing changed, but the noise still goes on.

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I have mine in at the dealer now for the 4th time for the same issue... I had the left sway bar bushing replaced first, clunking still there... took it back in, they replaced the front left strut, clunking still there, took it back, had them test drive it, they heard the sound, then said they replicated it on another Commander they test drove, so they said 'that's how they are'.

Took it to a different dealer today, they said there is something wrong with the actual sway bar, not just the bushing, and claim they have fixed it. I should be able to pick it up tomorrow...
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I have a big long post on how mine was the steering rack and tie rods. With the XK parked turn the wheel form lock to lock and see if it pops.
https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=4017

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Klunk, Klunk

My 06 has made that noise since day 1. It is much more prevelant in the winter, just driving up the street to the grocery store. Any slight perturbation in the roadway, and you hear the klunk, usually from the left front, but the right klunks as well. I am fairly convinced it is the plastic bearings contracting when it is cold. I've just decided to live with it.

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