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E4three 10-29-2012 01:54 PM

Front end clang!
 
I have a 2005 JGC Limited 5.7 Hemi, all stock besides a K&N air filter. 89,000 miles. Original suspension.
This is what i am experiencing. While either backing out OR pulling into a drive I am getting a clanging noise from the driver front. I took my jeep into a local shop today and had them take a look at it. They were able to make the jeep make the noise once but only with it on the ground (under a load). They could not find anything loose at all. I inquired about the sway bar ends etc. But the shop didnt really say much other than it could be a strut or possible drive part like a CV. All im looking for is some direction to start from. Any advice is appreciated!

E4three 10-29-2012 01:57 PM

Re: Front end clang!
 
I should also mention that the clang does not happen when driving straight. It only occurs when the wheel is turned either direction, and usually going up a driveway or down a driveway. Thanks again.

Chaoul1 10-29-2012 04:54 PM

Re: Front end clang!
 
Can you make a video of it?

Does your Jeep hesitate when it clangs?

E4three 10-29-2012 05:03 PM

Re: Front end clang!
 
No, no hesitation.

E4three 11-02-2012 12:23 AM

Re: Front end clang!
 
No i cant make a video of the noise that the jeep makes when making slow manuvers. I ended up replacing the sway bar end links but the noise is still happening. A mopar mechanic advised me to re-torque the axle nut to 100ft pounds. He said because the jeep is all wheel drive, it puts constant stress on the front axle splines which loosens the axle nut causing a clang while doing slow parking lot manuvers. Has anyone heard of torqueing the axle nut to remeady a front end noise?

E4three 11-06-2012 01:41 PM

Re: Front end clang!
 
Jeep WJ source of cracking noise found 1 - YouTube This is the exact sound that is coming from my WK Jeep Grand Cherokee from the front driver side. I found this youtube video, its a WJ and coming from the rear of this vehicle, but Im telling ya I have the same sound coming from my drivers side front!! I just ordered new sway bar bushings. I have already replaced the end links.

E4three 11-11-2012 01:23 AM

Re: Front end clang!
 
Final update! I have replaced the sway bar frame bushings, along with the end links. The clang/cracking noise is gone. I have the 33mm sway bar which requires a newer updated frame bushing clamp. I got the bushings and clamps from the dealer for $50. :D

antsjeep 11-19-2012 08:55 AM

Re: Front end clang!
 
nice work!! :thumbsup:


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