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yev_martin 09-22-2012 11:36 AM

Finally got rid of suspension clunk
 
Been chasing this problem for almost a month since I installed my RC 2" lift.

For you guys who has lifted their rigs and have a left (driver side) clunk when going over bumps and potholes. I already found the culprit, it is the steering rack and pinion who makes this annoying noise, maybe due to changes on suspension geometry.

I just tighten the yoke adjustment bolt on the rack and the mysterious clunk gone. It is as silent as brand new car now...

Hope this help you guys....:thumbsup:

jeremyc653 09-22-2012 05:23 PM

Re: Finally got rid of suspension clunk
 
where is this at? please take a pic

yev_martin 09-22-2012 08:56 PM

Re: Finally got rid of suspension clunk
 
this is located under the oil filter pan, you will need 12 point socket 15mil... i'll take a picture tomorrow morning...

antsjeep 09-22-2012 10:52 PM

Re: Finally got rid of suspension clunk
 
please please take a pic of this... i need to fix my clunk NOW!! :D

yev_martin 09-23-2012 09:19 AM

Re: Finally got rid of suspension clunk
 
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as promised...

Never tighten it that much or else you will get a stiffer steering wheel feel... I did mine only a quarter turn and the annoying noise is gone...

Hope this one will work for you...

jeremyc653 09-23-2012 03:28 PM

Can u get one more picture farther out

antsjeep 09-24-2012 09:39 AM

Re: Finally got rid of suspension clunk
 
+1 on the wide picture. I wouldn't even know where to start looking for that, lol

Im hoping this would solve my metal chattering sound over bumps... funny cause when i hit the brakes at speed the sound goes away! :confused:

tfranzone 09-24-2012 12:16 PM

Re: Finally got rid of suspension clunk
 
ditto on the wider pic.. i'd love to give this a try to fix my clunk before i go dropping cash on front diff. bushings.

yev_martin 09-24-2012 08:30 PM

Re: Finally got rid of suspension clunk
 
+1 on the wide picture. I wouldn't even know where to start looking for that, lol

Im hoping this would solve my metal chattering sound over bumps... funny cause when i hit the brakes at speed the sound goes away! :confused:

Mine is same with you, when i hit the breaks there is no noise.
That bolt is located beneath the oil filter splash guard, you need to remove that splash guard so that you can easily turn the star nut in the steering rack. you will need 15 mm socket with 12 point.

I'll try to take a wider picture tomorrow...

yev_martin 09-24-2012 08:55 PM

Re: Finally got rid of suspension clunk
 
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the nut that circle in red is the one that i tighten...

hope this one help you guys....

jeremyc653 09-25-2012 09:44 AM

Re: Finally got rid of suspension clunk
 
thanks so much I know where that is at now! lol I will do it as soon as I get jeep back

antsjeep 09-25-2012 04:20 PM

Re: Finally got rid of suspension clunk
 
gonna tackle this tonight!!

thanks :D

**edit**

...got to dark out for me to start getting into it. This will have to wait till Saturday morning.

I really hope this does the trick!


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