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Re: Rumbling knocking from Front Suspension

The outer tie rod ends had already been replaced by a previous owner. I couldn't detect any slack in them when I was under the car.

I can't help thinking something related to the hi mileage is worn out that I just can't see without knowing how to pull, poke, or prod. It has 221k showing on the clock & it was almost all highway. I hate to just keep replacing parts just for the sake of it (like the lower control arms....the old ones were not bad).
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:53 PM
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Re: Rumbling knocking from Front Suspension

Well a vibrating problem you would suspect rotational parts, tires, shafts, rotors,
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Re: Rumbling knocking from Front Suspension

New to the site!!

I am sure by now you found the problem...if not what most people over look with this is the U joints on the front drive shaft. Has a bad rumble/knock, real bad when applying the brake. Changed out pads, rotors, hubs, steering stab, etc and never went away. Spoke with a friend of mine (Jeep Tech) he told me change your U joints on the front drive shaft so I did, problem went bye bye!!
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Re: Rumbling knocking from Front Suspension

Hmmmm....I will check that out....had not considered it. I can pull the drive shaft off & drive it around to see if the problem followed the shaft or not. We're going to be new Joliet, IL this weekend for a ww2 event, so it will be next week before I can work on it.
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Re: Rumbling knocking from Front Suspension

Joliet il. I live north in aurora il
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