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I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V8. It has about

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I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V8. It has about 210,000. When I drive over some road bumps there is a frequent thumping sound coming from the rear of the Jeep. I can recreate the noise by pushing the Jeep side to side when parked. The sound come from the right rear tire area. Has shocks that are a year old. Also thought it might be my trailer hitch moving that that is not it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Pushing the jeep from the rear does create the same sound. I initially did not think it did.
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

While i cant say for sure because i would have to look at it, i can say that the most common thing that causes this is the rear stabilizer bar mounting bolts or bushings are what usually causes this noise with side to side movement while sitting and when going over bumps. Below is a diagram and i circled the areas that need to be checked for bolt tightness and bushing wear. Look them over real good and make sure ALL mounting bolts are tight.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/sb.PNG

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Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Let me know if that diagram came thru please.

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