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.
Shakedown run for my rebuilt engine and my first Badge of Honor check-in.
After getting my Jeep back together finally after the engine rebuild, cooling upgrade, and alternator swap, I wanted to take it for a test drive. I noticed that the closest trail in the Jeep Badge of Honor app was Beasly Knob.
While I had my engine out, I decided to upgrade the cooling system. I have always had trouble with the pressure bottle and getting the cap to seal. I had already ordered a new cap when I decided to make the change.