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Old 02-06-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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Axel help!!!!

What's up fellas am john fairly new to the forum need a little help I picked up 97 tj and everything works good on it but just started hearing a clicking noise coming from my passenger front side and the crazy part is it only makes that noise when I turn left!!!! Any ideas on what it could b would help thanks!!!!

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:32 PM   #2
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It could be a axle u-joint that is bad.

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:50 PM   #3
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X2 on that.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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Its prolly just a baseball card clothes pinned to the rotor from the PO
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:57 PM   #5
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Lol cool ill check it out what's the difficulty level on it am a gear head to an extant limited to tools though!!!!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:31 PM   #6
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If this is your first time - take some time and see it done.
Check out Stu for the u-joint replacement.

U-Joint Replacement - 1

But before you can change the u-joint, you have to get the axle out.



Do some searches here (other forums too) and on YouTube.
You'll be amazed at the in-depth play by play info that's available.
If it's older and from a rust prone area - it can make it more difficult.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:52 PM   #7
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Ok cool well do thanks brother I need to change brakes and rotors this weekend was hoping to be able to knock tht out aswell
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:53 PM   #8
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The axle u-joints are not hard unless you live in the rust belt. The hubs will then be a pain also. I just did the front end on my daughters 99 and it was less than easy to say the least. If you need tools and have an Advanced Auto near you they will let you buy the press and return it when done for a full refund..
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #9
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Just did my front u joint last week. C clip was completely rusted on to the ear and cap. After heat and PB blaster, I just ended up cutting the joint and using a 12 ton press to push the caps out. Those things were SOLID!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:36 PM   #10
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Half tempted to pull the axel take it to alittle hole in the wall mechanic shop down the road have them switch out the u joint am sure they have the press and what not
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:23 AM   #11
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As said above - it can be a pain to remove the hubs. But check out this link - was a huge help for me. And when you re-install them coat all the contact points with anti seize. Makes next time a breeze.

How can I get the front wheel hub off the axle? - JeepForum.com
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:44 AM   #12
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Lol nice I don't think my is that rusted it out like that but thanks for that little trick I well b sure to use it if I need to

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