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Old 09-29-2010, 10:06 PM   #1
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Intermittent Rattling Noise

2006 TJ with the stock (3.73 gears) 6-speed

Intermittently, when I start from a complete stop while the wheels are turned, i get a rattling noise that seems to be coming from behind me as I drive. I don't know what would be causing the noise. It doesn't happen when I'm starting with the wheels straight, and it doesn't happen every single time. Any suggestions, or clarifying questions? I tried searching for rattles/grinding/strange noises, and it seems that lots of people get lots of strange noises, so I'm now adding to the mix. Anything would help. Thanks!

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Old 09-30-2010, 01:08 PM   #2
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:25 PM   #3
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Do you have a trailer hitch?
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:27 PM   #4
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Actually, yes. Why?
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:51 PM   #5
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Check to see if your exhaust tip has scratches on the top of it I have an 06 and it taps my hitch on take off for same reason all stock
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:23 PM   #6
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Yep, likely the exhaust. Mine banged on the hitch when I got my new turn down. Took it back to the shop, they added a washer or some silly thing, and it hasn't done it since...

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Old 11-11-2010, 01:19 AM   #7
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Not the exhaust. Just drove to TX and back, and the noise has also gotten louder, yet still only when you are first starting out... Still trying to figure it out. Removed the hitch from the receiver to make sure it wasn't that vibrating. Any other ideas?
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:34 AM   #8
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My brother in law just changed his spider gears. Sounds similar. Pull the rear cover and check the teeth on the spiders.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:54 AM   #9
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That sounds like a can of worms I'm not currently equipped to handle. What exactly does that entail?
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Also, in case I'm so lucky as to have to deal with cracking open the diff; these are the options listed on the build sheet I got for my jeep. Does this mean I have the D35 on the rear?

DJJS Dana 30/186MM Front Axle
DMEP 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio
DRJS 175MM Rear Axle
DSA Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle
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You probably have the 35 with limited slip. The spider gears aren't too bad to change. Atleast they don't require setting up the ring and pinion. That's the hard part of the diff. Good luck.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:33 AM   #12
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Have you checked u-joints? I chased rear "brake noise" for two weeks before I found it. Only showed up when staring up and sometimes turning but not every time.
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And how do you check the U-Joints? I thought that if there wasn't slack in them, that was about the end of it... but maybe I'm wrong?
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Does the shifter wobble more when you start while the wheels are turned than when they are not? If so, check your transmission mount.

Also don't rule out the exhaust that quick. Trace it from the front to back and look very closely to see if it might be hitting somewhere.
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No, I don't think the shifter does anyway. I'll have to check it when I drive later today.
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Mine was found by luck kinda. After checking back brakes out completely, my father suggested looking with a flashlight when it was dark. (He had heard the noise himself) The needle bearings from the joint closest to the rear axle "showed up" when shining a flashlight around the bottom of the Jeep looking for something "shiny". (the bearings were still there) The reasoning was it would be "shiny" or look like fresh metal, as the noise wasn't there before.
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