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2010 Rubicon Unlimited Sway Disconnect Module Isses

 
Old 01-16-2019, 12:26 PM
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I have a 2010 wrangler rubicon unlimited & have had to replace the sway control actuator twice already. It was warranty work both times. However, now it has malfunctioned again & Chrysler will not warranty the $1400 part again because they said the bushing on the sway bar where it goes into the housing for the actuator are dry rotted & that is how the water keeps getting into the electronic board that operates the actuator subsequently turning this into a $4000 repair because they said I need a whole new front sway bar & new actuator module. What I would like to do at this point is replace this whole system(sway bar & all), completely bypassing the factory system. I do not need anything electronic & to be honest in 8 years of owning that jeep I have never nor ever plan on using the disconnect. So my 3 questions are 1) any advice on what I can do to bypass & replace? 2) If I completely bypass the factory system, what other systems will be affected by doing so? 3) Recommendation for a potential replacement front sway bar for under $400 if possible?
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You have a couple options.. both require a programmer (AEV for sure will, I think the other will also) that will turn off the sway-bar disconnect light that will be flashing when you remove the system. That answers #2 of your questions I think. As for numbers 1 and 3, see below.

Option 1 - replace the disconnect motor with an EVO NoLimits manual sway bar disconnect - https://www.offroadevolution.com/pro...onnect-jk-jku/

Option 2 - replace with a swaybar off of a non-rubicon jeep

okay, Option 3 - replace with a Currie Antirock swaybar - https://www.currieenterprises.com/an...sway-bars-home
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Agree with Jedg. Honestly, the EVO knob is probably your best bet.

There has been a sport sway bar hanging out on the Marketplace for cheap -

https://www.jk-forum.com/forums/market/348953

I'd bet that is probably $20-$25 to ship, and then you'd be looking at another ~$120 for quick disconnects. The Anti-Rocks are great units, but man they are pricey....although not as pricey as the rubi pos e-disco

I'd go with the knob and simply turn what you have in to a manual unit.
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I like the knob idea. I think I am going to pursue that route. Pretty firm believer in the KISS(Keep it simple stupid) process. I appreciate the advice guys. Will let yall know how it turns out.
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Originally Posted by adarby01 View Post
I do not need anything electronic & to be honest in 8 years of owning that jeep I have never nor ever plan on using the disconnect.
I missed this sentence the first time. Yup, that knob is definitely going to be both the best and most cost effective solution. Note the programmer jedg mentions to turn the light off if that is a nagging issue.
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