Please help- Rear Lower Control Arms

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  1. Jeep liberty 3.7

    Jeep liberty 3.7 New Member

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    I have a 2003 jeep liberty and when I'm driving between 45 and 60 mph and let off the gas it sways and pulls to the left. And when I hit the gas it goes to the right.. anyone know what the problem is? Thanks for looking!
     
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    Check your tire pressures then rear lower control arm bushings. Also check rear upper control arm at the same time.
     
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    All tire pressure is the same..I was thinking the rear control arms it feels like the rear end. How do I tell if it's upper or lower?
     
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    The upper just keeps the rear differential from tilting forwards and backwards. It's the rear lower control arms. When the bushings go bad. It will feel like driving a forklift.

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    OK thanks for the help
     
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    Its the rear lower control arms, replace them, done
     
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    As mentioned, it will be your rear lower control arms. I had this same issue a couple of months ago. Replaced the lower arms and its all good.
     
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    Yes I am in the salt belt! I will look into that asap. Thanks for the link!
     
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    Ahhh...wish I would have seen this sooner.My 2003 Liberty sport started doing this.Ive replaced the passenger upper and lower ball joints and a brake hose,the rear upper ball joints ,now I'm going to look at the rear lower control arms as all of you had said .It's very scary trying to go over 40 .Feels like you are going to wreck sometimes.
     
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    The rear LCAs will do it
     
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    Same thing happened to me. The bushings looked ok but I replace them and the arms anyway and it corrected the issue.
     
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    I ended up replacing the rear control arms this past weekend,along with the drivers driver's side upper control arm and the problem went away.A few weeks before I had replaced passenger upper and lower control arm ball joint ,tie rod end and rear ball joint and it still did it.So lower control arms did fix the issue.My ball joints were done though so it all made a difference.The lowers were rusty and as you said the bushing didn't look that bad but they were.I have to say I have learned that your ball joints can be rotted and done and not necessarily pass the test you do with the tire.If anyone experiences this please get it fixed and do not continue to drive it.Oh and I also had to have my driver's side bushing replaced on the rack.The seal was worn out.Mine has 181,000 miles so now I'm the one getting to do all this maintenance stuff the last owner didn't do.lol Only had it two years.All of you guys are so knowledgeable on here and thank you :)
     
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    You were exactly right! Now I can go a normal speed limit without feeling like I'm going to wreck .lol
     
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