When going out of a parking stall, garage I can hear (well what would best be describe as a tink(metal spring poping against metal, sound)(kinda like when you grab the tab on a coke can and it slips)...This started within maybe the last month or so.
"Silver - '06 tj 22,300 mi. i-6 370x manual"
In Oct. did the usuall pre winter service (i.e. greased front end, rotated tires, changed the oil/filter and all general prep).
I got under the jeep with a work shop lite and checked the back U-Joints.....
Went to the front ones at the wheels, same thing.
Checked the front shaft to the diff...Other then a slight bit of grease noticebale at the seam where the caps go on, nothing! The front bearings are absolutely quiet (checked 'em)!....Nadda!
No signs of damage or distress.
Even made sure to spray the rear brake cable assy. , plate, hardware between the rear floor hump. It looked pretty good.
Checked visualy and then physically for loose hardware to parts. Nadda!
When not in 4wd does the front shaft spin with torque?
What do you think, could be the next item to look at?
p.s. At 15,700 mi. the dealer removed the tranny and replace the full clutch pkg. because of tsb dealing with a failing part. So that seems highly unlikeky to be it! But you never can tell!