I have rotating noise coming from underneath.
Its a 98 sport, 4.0, 5 speed with 180,000 on it. It does not have a lift. D30 up front.
I thought the noise was the u-joints, so I replaced the one closest to the front diff. The noise was still there.
Before replacing the 2 in the double cardan, I took the front drive shaft out. The noise went away, so I thought that it had to be one of those u-joints. Replaced them both. It didn't seem to make a difference, the noise is still there.
The front drive shaft has some play. I can turn it back and forth a bit.
I put the front up on jack stands and was hoping to get hear the noise if I moved the tires. No such luck.
I found this thread (jeep tj noise
) which points to centering ball. When I was replacing the double cardan, the parts in the middle (the centering ball and whatever it goes into) were worn but I am not sure if the is the problem or not.
I am not sure what to look at next.
Anyone have some pointers?