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post #1 of 10 Old 03-31-2011, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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So I have been chasing a wobble on my 2010 since I got it in Feb as a new leftover. I installed my 3.5 RK from my 08 and so on. Started today, after many conversations with RK and using PP trackbar braces, checking fastners that I did not have to touch.
-all 4 ball joints nuts loose.
-pitman arm nut finger tight(and with a paint mark on it)
-trackbar bolts loose from the factory-enough to slightly wallow the rear hole on the front frame bracket(discovered when putting the lift on)
Moral of the story is the factory boneheads dont care about your loved ones(or theirs) by the quality of work they put out.
I did not let my wife drive the JK because I knew it just was not right.
So with 667 miles on it I have some slight up and down movement in my ball joints if I pry hard enough-this sucks.
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-31-2011, 10:31 AM
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I think these factory SNAFUs happen to all makes at all plants but it sure doesn't help any when you are the recipient! Did you check this with the dealer? Did they have any input or would they just blame you and the lift?
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There's a recall for that.

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...ghlight=recall

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That's crazy but at least they are reconizing the problem.

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So I have been chasing a wobble on my 2010 since I got it in Feb as a new leftover. I installed my 3.5 RK from my 08 and so on. Started today, after many conversations with RK and using PP trackbar braces, checking fastners that I did not have to touch.
-all 4 ball joints nuts loose.
-pitman arm nut finger tight(and with a paint mark on it)
-trackbar bolts loose from the factory-enough to slightly wallow the rear hole on the front frame bracket(discovered when putting the lift on)
Moral of the story is the factory boneheads dont care about your loved ones(or theirs) by the quality of work they put out.
I did not let my wife drive the JK because I knew it just was not right.
So with 667 miles on it I have some slight up and down movement in my ball joints if I pry hard enough-this sucks.
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Yea, I saw that little blurb about the workers. I just found the problem so I have not called the dealer yet.

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So with 667 miles on it I have some slight up and down movement in my ball joints if I pry hard enough-this sucks.
That's actually normal with most solid axle OEM balljoints. So they are probably fine. But they are junk anyway...
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Wow, what a difference tight fasteners can make. Drives like it should. Mine was built in May 2010 so anyone with build dates near then may want to go over things very closely.

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i found all the bolts missing from my front fender flare on my old 07 bough brand new.

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I think this was the goose egg option they forgot to let everyone know about. I feel I am lucky mine was built a month before yours.

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