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Old 12-09-2013, 10:10 AM
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Thanx...I might try it out. I notice that when it is cold in ND no noise
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:34 PM
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

I just had my right rear shock replaced two weeks ago on my 2014 Overland and everything had been quiet... until today.

The knocking noise came back. I was infuriated.

Took the Jeep home, jacked it up, took the wheel off, globbed a TON of grease in the space above the shock mount... Noise is gone again. We'll see for how long.

I'm ready to trade the Jeep in for something else if this continues.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:27 PM
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

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I just had my right rear shock replaced two weeks ago on my 2014 Overland and everything had been quiet... until today.

The knocking noise came back. I was infuriated.

Took the Jeep home, jacked it up, took the wheel off, globbed a TON of grease in the space above the shock mount... Noise is gone again. We'll see for how long.

I'm ready to trade the Jeep in for something else if this continues.
My wacko grease relief has worked without issue for 6 months. Makes you wonder if they are barking up the wrong tree with the shock itself. As they say, the best solutions are simple. Hope yours stays quiet
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:26 AM
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

I bought lithium grease but they only had it in the spray can, and it was a little too thin. Wasn't working out too well so I had some multi-purpose mobile 1 synthetic grease and globbed a ton of it in there, it was spilling out all over the place around the mount, haha. I took a microfiber towel and cleaned up around the mount afterwards as best I could. I was skeptical but as soon as I went out on a test drive the noise was gone. Drove to work this morning and it was absolutely quiet.

Thanks for being the first one and trying it out, I'd have never went that route on my own just due to the mess factor, haha
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

I sure would like to see some photos of these grease jobs.
I'm on my third set and am not too confident that they will last.

Good luck.
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

I didn't take pictures either, but this is an image off of that TSB that was posted a page or so back. In the image, you can see the mount bolted to the Jeep's frame. Above that mount there is space where it is not touching the frame, you can put your finger above it. I globbed a sh** load of grease in that area above the mount (see arrow). Once you think you have enough grease in there, put some more, haha Then button everything back up and the noise should be gone.

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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

I have 45000 miles on my Overland with quadralift and the creaking noise coming from behind the right rear passenger seat is now unbearably loud. Until recently, it wasn't that loud and would quiet down after driving for 5 minutes. Now it's there all the time when I drive over bumps or irregular pavement. I was going to try the grease fix and was under the car ready to smear grease into the area above the shock when I asked myself if this works, why? Is it because there is something loose and/or there is metal rubbing against metal and the grease acts like a cushion? If this is the case shouldn't there be a better fix. I was also wondering if this is a permanent fix or once the grease wears off the noise comes back.
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Can you get lithium grease at the auto store?? I'm such a novice to these things... I don't have a mechanical bone in my body haha
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Do you have to jack and remove wheel in order to get the grease in there?

I usually only have the clunking during warm/hot weather.
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Yes, I had to jack it up and remove the wheel. Then there are three push clips holding the wheel well liner up. Remove those and you'll be able to pull the liner towards you and up enough to get an angle on the shock.

You'll be able to look up and see the top of the mount, etc. Put grease in the space above the mount (use disposable latex gloves so you dont get it all over yourself).

I ended up using Mobile One Synthetic Multipurpose Grease sold in a can (which can be found in any auto-parts strore, and is red in color once you open the can) as the Lithium grease was only sold in a spray can at my Autozone store and was too thin to be effective. I packed the space above the mount with the multipurpose grease and the noise was completely eliminated. You dont have to worry about the aesthetics of the grease as you wont be able to see any of the grease or the top of the shock for that matter once you clip the wheel well liner back in place.

Going on a week now with no noise whatsoever (Watcher58 mentioned he's going on 6 months!). I'm not sure why grease in that space in particular makes the noise go away (maybe the noise is from body flex or something on the contact points that the mount is attached to), but so far the grease has been effective.
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

^ Thanks for the info. I already have a new grease tube (bought for riding mower). I'll have to try that next Spring. It's too cold, wet, and dirty now.
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Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

I tried the grease but it didn't work. I guess I'll have to have a mechanic listen and look at it.
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