Tracking down and repairing the clunk in my front suspension.
For a while now, my 1988 Jeep Cherokee XJ has had a clunk sound that can be felt on the floor whenever I go form stopping to going. It is especially bad when swapping from reverse to forward. I removed a control arm bolt and found the mounting holes in the axle were oval-shaped.
I have been using Autozone Duralast Gold pads on my Jeeps for many years. They have always performed adequately and the lifetime replacement warranty has been great. I have not paid for pads in years.
However, the last set of pads I put on my Jeep, however, have performed less than I expected. I don’t know if they changed the formula, or I just got a bad set. They have even been wearing faster than usual. But the stopping power has been downright scary at times.
We began by lifting the truck and pulling the wheel. We then removed the brake caliper at the support bracket. All the parts we temporarily put back in in order to drive the Amigo out of the shop last week.