FzJ80 rattling in front end

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I have a rattling noise in the front end. It happens on the smallest of bumps in the road. Has anyone experienced this before? Tie rod ends?
 
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You lifted with OME? I get a rattle from the shock "sleeves" cause of axle movement as a result of lift. Happens off road moslty-

If not lifted I'd go with whats said above.
 

IdahoDoug

 
 
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Brake pedal "shimmies" which feels/sounds like a front end issue on certain bumps. Let your foot rest gently against one side of it over bumps and you'll feel it trying to shimmy.

Also, the axle stubs will produce a deeper rattling sound as they bounce inside the spindle bushings - more so if they're dry. I can hear mine all the time even when they're greased, but I know what to listen for.

DougM
 

PKP80

 
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as stated above, but more specifically check the plastic corner pieces on the from bumper. the mounting points on those are real weak.
 
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