Long read but worth it if you have the bar, heck even if you dont cuz I'm telling it
So back in first week of Nov I FINALLY killed my sway bar after hundreds of dunks and mud baths it had enough after burying it in mud(thanks to shrockworks skid plate) haha. I really cant believe it lived so long since I've read about so many dying way before mine.
Fast forward to saturday night, it POURED rain for 1hr ride to restaurant. I go to leave restaurant at 1030pm and jeep starts weird, right away tach is bouncing up and down, check engine light is blinking then YIKES Oil pressure light is blinking in sequence with the check engine light. I notice though that the engine RPM's arent going haywire, its just the tach. I shut jeep off wait a couple minutes and start again, this time it sounded REALLY BAD, starter made some bad noises, and lights/tach still crazy. Ok I'll disconnect battery try the 10minute thing. Now I am crapping because I have to drive home 600 miles sunday so I can be back at my 3week old job monday. I decide I am going to drive it to my hotel and see if it makes it haha. I get there no problem other then a REALLY LOUD ding from the check engine light n oil light flashing. I disconnect battery over night at hotel.
Sunday morning I wake up and Hope and pray I can get home without trouble lol. I reconnect and everything is good, drive over to sisters house still no lights SWEET. I start driving home and about 240 miles into trip I get the lights again. Oh backup when I had checked my dtc's with flashpaq sat night I had 16 of them
mostly relating to lost communications with everything FCM, SCM, ABS, SWAY BAR, etc....On sunday I stop and check the lights and to clear them and hey its only 13
IF your swaybar stops working UNPLUG IT
Once I did that the lights went out and the loud ding stopped
and it was all good today. Gotta say that plug is a pain to get off when you have skid plate in the way.
I have to thank Nena Barlow from Jeep School for multiple times posting about the crazy problems the swaybar can cause and to unplug it to see if the crazy problems clear up
I got a question for those who have replaced theirs, what did u do with the stock plug?? should I cut it off? tape it up?