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Old 04-01-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Popping Noise

I have a 2003 Wrangler TJ. It has a 4" lift with 33" tires. I am hearing a soft popping noise coming from floor board to fire wall area. I can also feel it with my feet on the floor board. It is making the noise while I am driving or even if I push in the clutch and coast. The front drive shaft has very very little play when I get under and and try to shake it.

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Old 04-01-2010, 10:40 PM   #2
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check your driveshaft u-joints as a start.

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Old 04-01-2010, 10:45 PM   #3
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the u-joints in my truck did this and i changed them. they were really, really bad. but it was fixed
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I went by a drive shaft/ Drive line shop today and they are positive it is the front U-Joints and the Ball joint that is in the middle of the front drive shaft. I will know for sure Tuesday when I bring it in
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I went by a drive shaft/ Drive line shop today and they are positive it is the front U-Joints and the Ball joint that is in the middle of the front drive shaft. I will know for sure Tuesday when I bring it in
good luck, i hope it's not goin to be too expensive
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:48 PM   #6
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$130 with new u joint and ball joint labor and balance
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:53 PM   #7
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not too bad
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:54 AM   #8
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Did the noise go away?
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:37 PM   #9
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I won't know until Tuesday afternoon. I can into the drive line shop until then
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Ok I took my Jeep to the drive shaft shop and they pulled the front shaft and all was well. They drove the jeep with the front drive shaft out and still got popping noise. My u-Joints were in good shape so now back to square one
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:56 PM   #11
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I went to another shop today and they checked it out and drove it and it is comming from a broken tranmission mount. I am getting it fixed Friday and I will let you know the outcome
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Popping Noise GONE!!!!!! It was the transmission mount. Replaced and drives smooth
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:24 PM   #13
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Just posted a thread about a strange popping noise I'm experiencing....went out and checked my tranny mount, seems swell.

When did you first notice the noise/under what condition did the noise first start?
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Normal everyday driving. It didnt matter if i was on HWY or backroads or driving in a parking lot. Even if I had the clutch in coasting I could hear the popping noise coming from fire wall floor board area and could feel it in my feet.
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Understood, but when did it first happen? That moment when you first heard/felt it and thought, "That doesn't sound right..."
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I drove for about a month with it popping

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