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Old 11-22-2013, 11:01 AM
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

OK, I recorded the noise my Jeep is making while accelerating from a stop. Listen to the knocking noises. It's annoying as hell.

http://users.ctinet.net/cki/JeepKnockNoise.mp3

It sounds quieter than it really is in the recording. Anyone know what this could possibly be. Happening in the rear of the vehicle, and every time I accelerate. Also happens when making turns at low speeds, etc

I took everything out of the trunk, spare tire, compartments, etc.
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

OK, I figured it out. Got under the Jeep and had someone push down on the back. It's definitely the right rear shock making the knocking noise. Scheduled an apt for Monday for them to replace it.
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

This is the sound EXACTLY!, w00t, f***ers better replace my shock:
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:29 PM
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Shocks made in mexico are full of tequila instead of oil!
Let's drink to that bongo playing gorilla and upgrade to a new car. Salud!!!!!

Haha pour the Patron'! Your in Puerto Rico right? Pass the rum...
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:35 PM
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hmm, that TSB doesnt sound like my issue. Mine is like a quick sounding "knock knock knock" when I hit the gas from a dead stop I hear it immediately. Almost sounds like body roll with something that just isn't tightened down. Or like the sound of bad springs, like a creaking / knocking noise. I also hear it sometimes when taking turns at slow speeds. But always when hitting the gas from a stop. Slow push of the accelerator to get going, knock knock knock, and goes away. I'll try to record the sound later on and post it up to see if anyone has any ideas. I brought it to the dealership once and had a tech sit in the back, he heard the sound but said he wasn't sure what it could be. He said he was going to submit a case to Chrysler Engineering and said they would get back with me, which I know is BS.
Mmmh, might be that the Tarmac at the stops is bumpy and then you get the classical Self Leveling Shock knocking. I can hear at low speeds and it sounds the same like yours. Try to provoke it by slowly <15mph driving over a bumpy road or bad Tarmac. I have it all the time but it's not by starting of from a stop, only if there is a bumpy piece of road.
The noise vanishes with speeds over ~25 mph.
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My clunkity clunk clunk is back.... At 11020 miles the AE's made it 1800 miles. 800 miles longer than the AD's. I go Tuesday to have a plastic cover replaced on my passenger side, will have them look at my shocks while it's there. I think it may be time to trade. Love my Jeep, but the Gorilla's playing bongo's in the back end of my GC are getting on my nerves lol.
Actually what I was scared of :-( there will never be a fix. I guess it is to a certain extent a normal operating noise in the shock which gets amplified by a bad engineered connection to the body.
I will try a rubber piece between the body and the shock mount, maybe that dampens the sound.
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

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OK, I figured it out. Got under the Jeep and had someone push down on the back. It's definitely the right rear shock making the knocking noise. Scheduled an apt for Monday for them to replace it.
Well Chris-I wish you luck. We've been fighting this since the 2011 model with Quadralift. It'll be the right shock, then the left shock then both shocks finally telling you that it is a normal noise for the suspension to make. There have been 3 or 4 different generations of shocks and its still going on. There have been 1 or 2 who got some quiet for a while, but mostly frustration. I only tell you this to be prepared if the above scenario starts with you. I hope it doesn't but just don't be surprised by the song and dance if it starts
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Actually what I was scared of :-( there will never be a fix. I guess it is to a certain extent a normal operating noise in the shock which gets amplified by a bad engineered connection to the body.
I will try a rubber piece between the body and the shock mount, maybe that dampens the sound.
I really don't want to trade. I may just have the plain Jane Laredo with nav and 20's but I love my Jeep. I was thinking of trading up but I'm comfortable with my Jeep and love it. I really wish they could get these shocks designed right. It even seems the 14' group is having the clunk clunk issue. What's the use of trading up just to inherit it again?
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

I'm telling you guys go lather them all up with lithium grease including above the shock mounting plate where attached to the body. There is a space above the plate where the top of the shock piston attaches. I crammed it full of grease as well. Been about 6 months and no clunks--there is a previoius entry about this. Is it gross-yes. Does it go against your neat and clean values Yes. Has it worked for me-Yes! Personally, I think the problem is with the mount attached to the body. I experimented and packed the space above the mount on one side but not the other. The packed one shut up while the other one clunked. I packed the space on the other side and it shut up as well. I think the mount is too flimsy and is stressed from different angles with the quadralift suspension which torques the shock laterally. If you're lucky, a new shock will keep it quiet for a little while, However, being subject to the same torque it starts to clunk as well. If you bounce it around and put torque on the frame (I don't much)--wahlaa-shock loses seal and it leaks. At one point I could reach through the rear wheels, grab the rear shocks and pull them side to side. Even their first attempt at fixing these had to do with the upper shock mounts--not the plate though. What are the odds of so many shocks failing on a suspension. I'm thinking it Ain't da shock boys!!
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Any chance of a picture of what you did
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No I didn't take any pictures as I never thought it would work. Here is what I did. First-here is the link to the tsb where their first attempt at a fix was to tinker with the shock. http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_1700213.pdf Jack up one side and be sure to secure it with a jack stand, When you remove the wheel, you'll see the felt liniing of the wheel well. There are 3 push pin fasteners you pop out ahich will allow you to push the stuff aside and see the shock. Using their terms on the tsb, pull down the dust boot and then the joust bumper. Now you are looking at the bottom of the shock mount--good american plastic. I took lithium grease and lathered it up all in there on that plastic part--I mean an absurd amount. Then reach your hand up and feel over the top of the mount where there is a bracket which the top of the shock-the rod -is bolted in. That piece of metal that the top of the shock bolts into had an area above it where I could stick my finger between it and the car body. I packed it full of grease-completely. This, I believe is the really important spot. I then replaced the joust cover and the dust boot. I also packed grease into every articulating joint I could find in the rear suspension. They have a rubber bushing to one side of the joint with a space on the other. I placed grease into those areas. I think there were about 4 of those but you'll see them so just grease as many as you see. Then replace the felt and put the wheel back on. same procedure on other side. I hope it works for you as it is nice to NOT hear that freaking noise. It is currently -20 here in Montana and they still have not made a sound. Over time, the shocks will look a bit greasy from all of that but I just don't look. Making a mess with grease everywhere goes contrary to my nature but I figured 'what the hell"=can't be any worse. Be sure to look at that TSB to see how to get to everything.
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