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Old 07-07-2012, 08:39 AM
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Help identifying suspension or drivetrain noise, grinding, clunking

Hello all,

First post on this site.

After having driven through a puddle and thereafter railroad tracks (mild bumps), something in the right front of my 2000 WJ 4.7 2" Budget Boost went loose. At first I thought it was suspension related since there was some clacking (something knocking in that general area) but then when turning the wheels left, it got progressively worse and more audible. It seemed rotational with some grinding (but not screeching) and more clacking and knocking of some sort but the noise even continued for a little bit after I came to a complete stop. I can hear it and feel it but when close to that wheel, it cannot be heard (outside that is). Everything seems intact in that general area. Everything that i grab on to and pull and tug seems solid. Sway bar links, etc, are all fine.

Because it was bad when turning the wheel to the left, it was suggested that it was my right axle shaft cv joint that was the culprit. I replaced it and the hub/bearing assembly as well. I drove after each installation but there was no change whatsoever.

I did try putting the Jeep into 4LO and it seemed that it was locking that wheel sooner than it should have. I was going very slow (yes, i know, locking is bad). That is all I have for a description at this point. I am really hoping that someone can give some guidance/advice on what to look for next.

I prefer to do the fixes myself but the issue is that my Jeep has been at my office parking lot since this happened two weeks ago. It is difficult to work over there and I really much rather be at home where I can just leave the jeep taken apart if I wanted to. Getting it to a drivable state and home (25 miles) would be really good! It is drivable at the moment but I rather not because I do not know what is wrong and rather not aggravate the situation.

Thanks for any help!
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:55 PM
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Re: Help identifying suspension or drivetrain noise, grinding, clunking

Welcome to the garage.
Have a look if nothing (road dirt/stone) got stuck in between the brake disc and back plate. That plate can start vibrating and will continue for a bit after coming to a complete stop.
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Re: Help identifying suspension or drivetrain noise, grinding, clunking

Thanks for the reply. I dissassembled all of that when I replaced the axle shaft and bearing assembly... No stones or dirt.

I decided to give the ball joints a shot as some of the symptoms I am reading about out there are similar. Whle under the wheel well i gripped the tie rod for the hell of it and it has a lot of play in it. Both of them do. how much play are they supposed to have? If not much at all, or none at all, could this really be what is causing all the clunking, especially while turning the wheel to the left? I don't really feel anything wrong while turning the steering wheel.

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Re: Help identifying suspension or drivetrain noise, grinding, clunking

Tie rods should not have any play, so its a good change that they are your problem.
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There should be very little to no play in the tie rod ends. Sounds like you are due to replace all 4 and have it aligned.
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