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Old 09-21-2006, 09:52 PM   #1
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Clicking Front End?

Hello, I am relatively new to offroading and am looking forward to being part of a forum like this one! I think its great you can ask questions to knowlegable people like yourselves. Seeing as this is my first post plz let me know if i messed something up haha... Anyway heres the problem: When turning and somewhat heavy breaking i can hear a clicking noise comming from both driver and passenger side wheels. It sounds kind of like a pebble is bouncing within the wheels. The clicking usually happens on the outside wheel when turning (if turning left the right wheel clicks) My first instinct was the u-joints so i jacked the front end up and tried to wiggle the tire back and forth. I got no play in the drivers side and a very slight play in the passenger. i went to the driveshaft to see if those u joints could be the problem and the only play i can see is the expected slight rotational movement. Since the clicking also happens when breaking my friend said it could be something caught in the ABS. I checked the rotors and cleaned out any dirt/grass that was stuck but the clicking continues... Can anyone think of anything left that it could be?? Sorry if this post ends up being really long, i jus wanted the problem to be clear
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:04 PM   #2
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I'm doubting this as I see you have described your rig in your signature, but are you locked in the front?

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Old 09-22-2006, 11:33 PM   #3
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The front is not locked and has stock gears, the clicking has been consistant for several weeks but has recently seemed to get worse. Worse comes to worse i will swap out the u joints seeing as changing the stock ones wont hurt anyway. It almost sounds like a piece of metal is stuck in the wheel and is clicking as the wheel turns. If anyone else has had a similar problem i would much appriciate you opinion.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:57 PM   #4
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Hi ChiliRed,
I would pop open your diff and check your spider gears. Might be missing a tooth or two. Just a thought.

where in NJ are you located??


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Old 09-23-2006, 01:30 PM   #5
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Great idea! Thanks a lot i havent thought of that, ill check as soon as i get a chance
Im in Basking Ridge Probably 45 mins North West of you
Do you see the trails much i know how much of a pain NJ can be for the wheelin
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:09 PM   #6
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Do you see the trails much i know how much of a pain NJ can be for the wheelin
I belong to a Jeep club (North Jersey Jeep Club) and we have monthly rides to Paragon or Rausch Creek, also with 60+ members there is always someone going out on weekends.
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:17 AM   #7
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Looks like a great club, but im afraid i cant join it quite yet haha
Thanks for letting me know about it tho... Cant wait till i can be a part of it wit ya
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:23 AM   #8
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i have the same problem on my jeep to. but clicks twice when i move off and sometimes when i turn. dont know what it is.
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:11 PM   #9
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Yea i dont think it is a raelly big deal, but it is something i will look at. Im jus waiting so i can swap the rear and pull the cover on the front at the same time... ill let you know if i find out the problem
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:57 PM   #10
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Check the exaust connection to your maniflod If it comes loose or rots, It will hit the front driveshaft, and will bang on it around turns as well. The sound will make the same kind of noise you were describing.
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:12 PM   #11
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Do you have quick discos? Mine click when i turn or hit bumps. Its no big deal to me. It just holds on to the swaybar and when it pulls it or compresses it itll click.
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:32 PM   #12
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i ride wit the bars off haha so im pretty sure thats not my problem
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:53 PM   #13
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hmmm ive thought about doing that, but I do a lot more on road than offroad and I like to keep the sway bar connected.
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:08 PM   #14
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yea i do a lot of road driving too seeing as it is my daily driver. It drives like a boat but u get used to it. I cant say it is as safe as keeping em connected tho thats for sure. I only have to drive short distances for the most part; gas limits the traveling more than the dico-ed bars do

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