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Old 05-07-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Noise in rear end

2006 Wrangler Sport, 4.0, auto..
105 k miles
I have a popping noise in the rear end when I turn a corner, I know I have a little play in the rear wheels ..... in and out motion. Mechanic at the shop said that was normal.. (I don't think so) sounds like clunk - clunk. ......
any ideas???

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Old 05-07-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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What direction is "in and out"? Like laterally or front to back?

Check control arms and track bar first. Mounts, bushings, bolts, etc for play.

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Old 05-07-2013, 08:52 PM   #3
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Sway bar loose? Try that. If its loose tighten it up and it should fix the problem
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:09 PM   #4
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Pop the cover and check the gears.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
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My 06 was doing this too. After driving for a short distance & make a tight turn it started popping. Took differential cover off & everything looked fine. Refilled it with valvolene rear end lube & no more popping. Only mine started doing this at about 25,000 miles.
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[QUOTE=PStov98TJ;3730732]What direction is "in and out"? Like laterally or front to back?push

IN and Out.. pull out on wheel when raised off the ground a then push in.
moves ever so little.. but enough i think for the metal on metal sound of clunk-clunk
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depending if you have a locker and what type this may be normal while going around corners.
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I had a very similar sound/issue. Ended up being a crapped out shock sticking. When I would turn, or have a noticeable weight shift, I would hear/feel it. I hope it is something silly and easy for you as well.
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I had a very similar sound/issue. Ended up being a crapped out shock sticking. When I would turn, or have a noticeable weight shift, I would hear/feel it. I hope it is something silly and easy for you as well.
I can feel it, and hear it too...... think I'll replace the shocks...... can't hurt with 105 K miles on it gotta be pretty much worn out..
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I had a very similar sound/issue. Ended up being a crapped out shock sticking. When I would turn, or have a noticeable weight shift, I would hear/feel it. I hope it is something silly and easy for you as well.
2006 wrangler sport. chances are it's not a locker.
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I had that and it turned out to be a bad ujoint they will do that before going out.

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