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Re: Persistent rear "clunk" new fix

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I referenced the part # in the TSB to this link http://www.factorychryslerparts.com/...8029590AE.html and it appears that same mount is used on all Cherokee models and more. So the same clunk/rattle you SRT guys are experiencing, we are too. If the dealership refuses to fix mine due to the TSB being SRT specific, then I'll do it myself. I'm tired of my $43k truck sounding like my 99 XJ.
I agree, it's only a $20 part (x2) and it should be easy to install except for the requirement for the special shock tools to holds the shaft while you loosen and tighten the nut.

The TSB mentions to retain the old spacer and discard the one that comes with the part. I suppose you would need to see what's on yours and decide what to do based on what you see.
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I agree, it's only a $20 part (x2) and it should be easy to install except for the requirement for the special shock tools to hols the shaft while you loosen and tighten the nut.

The TSB mentions to retain the old spacer and discard the one that comes with the part. I suppose you would need to see what's on yours and decide what to do based on what you see.
For sure. If the dealership refuses to help I'll definitely do my homework first before I attempt it. I've done suspension work on prior vehicles so this should be easy considering everything isn't rusted together yet.
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Re: Persistent rear "clunk" new fix

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I referenced the part # in the TSB to this link http://www.factorychryslerparts.com/...8029590AE.html and it appears that same mount is used on all Cherokee models and more. So the same clunk/rattle you SRT guys are experiencing, we are too. If the dealership refuses to fix mine due to the TSB being SRT specific, then I'll do it myself. I'm tired of my $43k truck sounding like my 99 XJ.
I dismounted my SLSs upper mounts and they are slightly different than the TSB describes;
- there is no protective cap on the SLS upper mounts (like Fig. 1 part 3)
- the inner rubber guiding of the shock rod is two pieced and has a big silvery washer on top, which I can't see in the TSBs Fig 2.

By the way the link to the part clearly states "...without SES" whith SES is the salescode for the SLS. I assume that the SLS have the upper shock mount already included because the details for everything related to the upper shock mounts in the parts manual always state "...without SES".
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Re: Persistent rear "clunk" new fix

HYTEK, The SRT TSB changes the upper shock mount to the same mount you already have on your vehicle. You will not see ant difference in noise by changing your rear shock mounts.
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HYTEK, The SRT TSB changes the upper shock mount to the same mount you already have on your vehicle. You will not see ant difference in noise by changing your rear shock mounts.
Ah gotcha. Thanks for the heads up.
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HYTEK, The SRT TSB changes the upper shock mount to the same mount you already have on your vehicle. You will not see ant difference in noise by changing your rear shock mounts.
Mr GCSRT8 I don't quite understand; the SLS have a complete different upper shock mount as they don't have the protective cap and the interiour with the nut is also different (the SLS upper shock mounts have huge silver washer in it).

The part# 68029590AE is a modified upper shock mount for all suspensions but SLS [SES] and QL [SDX].
With SLS the current part# reads 68023770AB, no new version found in the web
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Re: Persistent rear "clunk" new fix

Hi All,
I picked up my srt 3 weeks ago.
2 days later I hear the clunking sound that you all discribe.
I then Contact the dealer, they do nothing, So I decide to take matters into my hands. I Jacked up the vehicle, removed and inspected the shocks and mounts.
The mounts I have are the AE's, I thought these were the solution mounts????
I tried every thing to find this knocking sound, with no glory, not even a suspicion.
I have never heard such an obvious knocking sound that seems to be undetectable.
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Re: Persistent rear "clunk" new fix

i am sure you tried this already but if you haven't, try tightening the spare tire apparatus or removing everything from the spare tire area and see if this corrects the problem. it did for me.
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Re: Persistent rear "clunk" new fix

Will give that a try this weekend.
When i removed the shock, mount, sway bar etc, it all seemed tight and i couldn't see or hear any obvious suspects.
I am completely happy with the car but man does that knocking drive me crazy.
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Re: Persistent rear "clunk" new fix

I hope that fixes it for you. If not, Milous says there is a new TSB coming early November.
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Will give that a try this weekend.
When i removed the shock, mount, sway bar etc, it all seemed tight and i couldn't see or hear any obvious suspects.
I am completely happy with the car but man does that knocking drive me crazy.
did it work?
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Re: Persistent rear "clunk" new fix

Nope!
Thought you may have been right, when I checked the spare wheel, the screw down in the centre was loose, I was so excited but when test driving the clunk was unfortunatly still there.
I then removed the wheel etc....... Same result.
I'm so dissappointed, i hope jeep steps up and fixes this minor issue, as it seems to be driving most owners crazy.
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