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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The outer tie rod ends had already been replaced by a previous owner.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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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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Re: Rumbling knocking from Front Suspension

Did you get this sorted out, im having similar problems with the rear of the Jeep , I got it checked out last year at it was the shocks / brushes that needed tightening as they had come loose, today [ 23/11/14 ] ive had a similar sounding problem when going through a very large puddle although I think it was pure coincidence and nothing to do with the puddle just that the shocks have come loose again.

If you are UK based ACD CHEROKEE JEEP breakers ,Lancashire do very good parts, of which ive had many , and are cheap and deliver the very next day.
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Re: Rumbling knocking from Front Suspension

I took the jeep to a front end shop recently & asked them to find out where the noise is coming from. They couldn't find it either, even though they drove it & agreed that something was going on.

Wheel bearings good, tie rod ends good, track bar good, control arms good. The only thing I've not dug into is the condition of the steering box (with 221K miles, it may have some slack....but it's so buried into the front end, it's difficult to look at....and it should be the source of clunking noise).

We've not experienced the shimmy since the last post I made about it....very confusing.

For now we're living with it until I have time to tear into it.
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Re: Rumbling knocking from Front Suspension

Like you I have many a times strange noises from within the jeep , sometimes I think its just a jeep noise as nothing ever really is wrong with her.

One day a noise the next its gone, often for several months before a noise returns, yes very strange .
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