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Old 10-23-2015, 02:13 PM   #1
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Track bar problem

I am looking for info on fixing, or replacing my track bar, it makes a bit of noise,. It looks like this bar could be drilled a little larger then use new bolts. If somone knows anyware a person could find a after market bar I would appreciate knowing.

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Old 10-23-2015, 04:40 PM   #2
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My experience with track bar noise is the two outside flanges on the frame and axle are spread a bit too far so they dont squeeze the inside [rubber-mounted] bushings at either end of the bar [like the bushings on the ends of shock absorber.] The bolt ends/nuts arent well exposed to get a wrench/socket on them but I managed to torque down the existing bolts such that the outside flanges grabbed the inside bar bushings. Also thought of putting a washer/spacer between the flanges and the bushings but there wasnt much room--so torqueing was a better solution--for me......

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Old 10-24-2015, 02:35 PM   #3
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Ok stupid question! What does a track bar problem noise sound like and how and where do you hear it??
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:06 PM   #4
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In general terms, its a thump sound when ever you go over a bump or rough road. Given our Alpine issues with drag link end joints--either of these issues could cause the noise. Diagnosing the track bar is a bit easier in that you can often get the track bar end bushings to move on the retaining bolt/inside the flanges.....
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:13 PM   #5
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I had Colton truck torque mine down and its been quiet for 30k. just FYI.
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