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Old 07-07-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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cant track down front end noise...help?

I recently developed a noise in the front end its kind of a popping noise. It happens while moving when I turn and pops louder if I make a hard right turn. I can't recreate the sound on jack stand and all joints feel solid. Only thing I know I have bad is my wheel bearing has some play. Replacing that soon. I was thinking ball joints at first but they seem good for having 170k on them.

Anyone ever have a wheel bearing pop like that?
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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I have it ,, My shop mechanic is thinking axle u joint and decided to spray some pb blaster on them, popping is gone but they need replaced. So i bought new ones and all ball joints, now thinking might as well do axles and regear for 35s.

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #3
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Bad ball joint.
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now ive got a new symptom...going to turn to back into the driveway with the wheels at full lock right i get a horrible screeching noise as if the rotors are rubbing bare metal....??? im wondering if my bad wheel bearing is going bad at an accelerated pace. either way looks like ill be tearing her down Tuesday to find out for sure..

i thought a bad ball joint there would be noticeable play in the knuckle? mine seem tight.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
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I have exact same issue took mine into my mechanic today I can't take it anymore its making me crazy and with tommorow my child being born I don't have much time to work on my jeep
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I have a noise in my front end, passenger side that is driving me crazy and cant find it. it occurs when I hit a bump in the road, have put entire new front end on, new u joints and still not fixed. if I shake the jeep or jump on it to see if I hear it when the springs and shock work I don't get the noise, its only when im driving. any ideas
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I have a noise in my front end, passenger side that is driving me crazy and cant find it. it occurs when I hit a bump in the road, have put entire new front end on, new u joints and still not fixed. if I shake the jeep or jump on it to see if I hear it when the springs and shock work I don't get the noise, its only when im driving. any ideas
Video it.
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[QUOTE="jherrington;3960462"]

I dont know how else to send it im computer stupid! U have an e-mail maybe I can foward it? I cant send u a privite mess cause ur inbox is full!

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This is the noise!!! Still cant find it

It says the vid is private..
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This is the Video, can anyone guess what it is?

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This is the Video, can anyone guess what it is?

Still says the video is private
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"This video is private."
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how do I take it off private?
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how do I take it off private?
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/157177?hl=en
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how do I take it off private?

*Big Sarge beat me to it
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should work now!!! Thanks

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Does it also do it when someone is riding with you?? That's sounds like its inside the Jeep to me. Could also possibly look at the exhaust.
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It sounds too high pitched to be the transfer case linkage.. Is the sound coming from inside or outside of the cabin?
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outside of cabin, passenger side, closer to firewall
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yea It does still make noise when passenger is inside, even made my friend drive around while I searched everywhere. its really getting the best of me
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its not the exhaust cause I just replaced it, do you guys know the correct tourqe the control arm bushings are supposed to be
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My shop mechanic is thinking axle u joint and decided to spray some pb blaster on them
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its not the exhaust cause I just replaced it, do you guys know the correct tourqe the control arm bushings are supposed to be
For the upper: axle bracket nut 85 ft lbs, frame bracket nut 130 ft lbs

Lower: 55 ft lbs

And I wouldn't rule out the exhaust because you just replaced it. Have seen many threads of exhaust rubbing or making noise after new install.
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boone, I replaced every single u-joint on jeep, also took the shocks off and sway bar quick connects just to see, still there. then took my front axle off, still there, worse then Chinese water torcher!
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boone, I replaced every single u-joint on jeep, also took the shocks off and sway bar quick connects just to see, still there. then took my front axle off, still there, worse then Chinese water torcher!
Torture!! Jus sayin. Lol
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Did this noise start somewhere around the time of your exhaust replacement?
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nah its been there since I got it
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My noise was my Stabilizer Bar Links. Took me a while to find it

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