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Old 04-18-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
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Rattling/knocking noise

I have a 97 2.5l tj with 147K miles on it and recently it's been giving me a weird rattling noise from the front end. Not exactly sure where it's coming from. I changed all u-joints thinking it was those but nothing. My next guess is a bearing? The noise happens most often when in first gear or low speed. But it also happens when on the high way. I also have horrible death wobble! Can the ball joints be suspect to this? The rattling/knocking noise is most felt on the driver side floor board...

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Old 05-13-2013, 08:30 AM   #2
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I changed the transmission mount and the knocking went away. After a few days it came back.

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:56 AM   #3
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Ha e you investigated you t-case linkage?
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #4
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http://www.4x4xplor.com/T-CaseTSB.html


If you investigate and wiggle it around before you buy the parts you can determine whether or not this is in fact your issue. It will make the noise you are hearing without the muffle affect if its the issue.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #5
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That's exactly what I was looking for! Thanks man you just done resolved my problem!
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #6
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I ordered mine from a local dealer for about $23, and had it the next day. I see them online for $13 but there might be shipping too, I didn't look. Anyhow, the new design has a spring reinforced boot, a cup, and a new set of course thread screws for mounting the torque rod at the body bracket. It was exactly where my noise was coming from, and my odd rattle has been eliminated.

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