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Old 03-27-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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2003 wrangler rattling sound

When I turn the front wheels hard left or hard right and accelerate(as if pulling out of a parking space), there is a loud rattling or "ratchety" sound that comes from the front of the vehicle. I can't tell if it's coming from the engine compartment, or the front end. If anybody else has had this problem, please respond. Thanks.
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:25 PM   #2
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Is your Jeep all stock?
I have 32x11.5 tires w/ 2.25"BB, and get what I guess could be called a rattle or ratcheting sound from the tires rubbing at full turn.

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Old 03-30-2010, 05:38 PM   #3
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yes, it has the stock size tires and stock wheels. I'm starting to wonder if it could be a motor mount issue.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:27 PM   #4
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I have this same problem. It goes to dealership on thursday to get fixed ( under warranty). They are fairly positive its the front u joint, I can feel it at my driver side floor clunking. Check under my thread clunk under floor for follow up.
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