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Old 06-06-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
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"cluncking" noise when I turn right

Searched the forum and couldn't find an answer to my question. I know it is hard to diagnose problems from the forum alone so I will try and be as detailed as possible. I have a 2014 JK 2DR Sport with a 3.5" Basic lift kit, that comes with the shocks, installed on it. I replaced the front track bar with a Rough Country forged adjustable track bar. I am running 35" Duratracs on 16" procomp wheels. My problem is when I right, a cluncking noise comes from the front right side. The noise is not that loud if I turn on a flat road but if I hit a bump to pothole while the wheel is turned right(even turned very slightly) it sounds like the jeep is going to fall apart. This happens at all speeds. I do not get any noise at all when I turn left. The jeep only has 3200 miles on it.

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Old 06-06-2014, 05:18 PM   #2
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I would post pictures of your front end, especially the right side.

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Old 06-06-2014, 05:28 PM   #3
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:34 PM   #4
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might try having the front end greased
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:49 PM   #5
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Is that something I can do myself? Should it need to be greased with only 3200 miles?
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:06 PM   #6
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Tighten the sway bar link especially the lower bolt. Take a look at your first pic do you see the gap between the bracket and bolt? That is where your clunking is coming from
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And for the love of god find a welder to put gussets on your axle c's
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Did you try the steer test ?

I would guess links or shock mounts.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:18 PM   #9
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What do gussets do? How much should that cost? Can a 4x4 shop do that? Are you talking about the bolt on the bottom of the sway bar end link?
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What is a steering test?
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Have a friend, lover, neighbor turn the steering wheel 9-3 back and forth.

Start at the pitman arm and feel around the track bar, tie rod, drag link, etc. Listen for any clunks and look for play in bolts, tie rod ends, adjuster sleeves, pitman arm, etc.
Could be ball joints too.

Gussets are these. They protect your upper C from bending. Good idea to do ball joints at the same time. Parts and labor $500-700 maybe
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:48 AM   #12
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What do gussets do? How much should that cost? Can a 4x4 shop do that? Are you talking about the bolt on the bottom of the sway bar end link?
Yes the bolt on the bottom of the sway bar link make sure it's tightened down
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:22 PM   #13
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Is it clunky or is it crunchy?

If it is crunchy it is a ujoint.
That happened to my wife's jeep.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:25 PM   #14
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Ball joints

Lift the tire from the ground use a pry bar to check for slop or movement in the upper and lower ball joints.They pivot the steering spindle between the upper and lower control arms.
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:20 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info. I am away for work right now so I will try to tighten everything up on Monday.

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