MoparNorm· Active Jeeper
Re-read what ImperialCrown wrote. My money would be on the front axle ball joints.95groundpounder said:Haven't driven the Jeep much and honestly haven't looked for the items mentioned above, but lately I have looked at it in our parking lot, (which is near level) and noticed that compared to other jeeps of the same generation it seems to sit quite a bit lower (looking at distance between top of wheels and wheel openings). Would sagging coil springs cause wandering as well?
I assume they are original equipment and have over 10 yrs and 240k miles on them. Tires are same as size listed on manuf. sticker on door.
Is there a method of measuring whether the springs have sagged any?
I have heard/read other posts where spring lift kits can cause issues with handling, was wondering if the same issue could be here with severe sag?
Best way to tell, jack it up so that both front wheels are off of the ground, support it SAFELY on axle stands, and tug at the wheels, side to side and top to bottom, while having someone visually inspect the movement. It's likely not the springs, very likely that "pop" is the source of your problem, either ball joints, tie rod ends, steering arm ends, or steering box.
Eliminate by test, not by part replacement, until you find the suspect area.