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BIG-O 04-08-2010 11:11 AM

2005 suspension clunk
 
I have been trying to search for the answer, to no avail. I have over 50K miles on my 05 grand, and for the last 30K I have a clunk. It comes from the front suspension. Going in and out of driveway. Sometimes when I brake or take off fast also.

I know I'm not the only one and would love a fix. I heard something about the sway bar bushings????

When under warranty I took it 2-3 times and they never could duplicate or find the fix.

It seems like its getting worse now though..

thanks
big-o

JeepKid 04-08-2010 11:20 AM

Re: 2005 suspension clunk
 
a clunk? I have the similiar issue except mine seems to "clunk"at first gear or when i hit the gas or let go of the gas in stop and go traffic. Does this sound like yours? Well it could be something completely different but just a heads up if it is the same issue i tried for about 4 months to get it fixed and got nowhere with the dealers. Good luck to you. Maybe some other members can chime in on this.

DJ BoNiOmArIo 04-08-2010 11:34 AM

Re: 2005 suspension clunk
 
WK suspensions are weak ... might wanna check out the sways if not then control arms

John_R 04-08-2010 12:12 PM

Re: 2005 suspension clunk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepKid (Post 185154)
a clunk? I have the similiar issue except mine seems to "clunk"at first gear or when i hit the gas or let go of the gas in stop and go traffic. Does this sound like yours? Well it could be something completely different but just a heads up if it is the same issue i tried for about 4 months to get it fixed and got nowhere with the dealers. Good luck to you. Maybe some other members can chime in on this.


Your's sounds more like a driveline or engine/trans mount issue. I have a similar problem in mine, although it's not *too* bad just yet, but to me it feels like a little too much lash in the driveshaft, etc. If that's the case, new u-joints and esp. greasable would be nice. If it's in the diff, with improper setting of the gears (meshing) or wear, well that'd be a bigger issue :D

And yeah, getting a little bit of clunk in the dirver's side front on bumps and stuff and would bet it's the swaybar bushing/mounting hardware, or the strut attachment, etc...I've gone down a couple curbs, so imagine that didn't help, lol.

BIG-O 04-08-2010 03:16 PM

Re: 2005 suspension clunk
 
The thump is more likely the gas tank. The gas sloshing around in there bumps the tank.

I kinda think its the sway bar endlinks, etc. because its more prevalent on the drivers side, and its mostly when I turn and go up driveway.

blackpepper 04-08-2010 05:29 PM

Re: 2005 suspension clunk
 
its the links.. i'm saving for bwoody endlinks

and the driveline problem.. it's your differential mount/bushings (same thing) there are three of them so check them all.

BIG-O 04-08-2010 05:41 PM

Re: 2005 suspension clunk
 
Wish I knew what them B....Diff mount bush?

I know the endlinks.....

blackpepper 04-08-2010 05:58 PM

Re: 2005 suspension clunk
 
Read this thread.. there are actually two bushings.

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=492338

robpp 04-08-2010 06:10 PM

Re: 2005 suspension clunk
 
^^^^^^there are 3 front diff bushings. they mount the front diff to the chassis. front diff needs removed and bushing needs pressed in.

blackpepper 04-08-2010 06:11 PM

Re: 2005 suspension clunk
 
there might be three in the srt8 but there are only two in the 5.7

blackpepper 04-08-2010 09:27 PM

Re: 2005 suspension clunk
 
Here's what a bad diff mount looks like

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...6/IMG_7071.jpg

BIG-O 04-09-2010 11:44 AM

Re: 2005 suspension clunk
 
Good Lawd....pressed in?!?!?!?


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