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Old 03-01-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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Still cant find out where the noise is coming from

I have a 97 wrangler 2.5 4 cyl 5 speed every time I turn right and when I hit bumps every now and then my jeep sounds like something is rattling I can't figure out what it It's a mix between rattling and grinding any help?
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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Sounds are hard to diagnose because they are hard to describe. It could be bad u joints, bad or broken sway bar links, bad shock, t- case shifter linkage, and the list goes on. Your best bet would be to upload a video of the sound to YouTube and then post the link on here for us to hear so we can give you a better suggestion. oh and do you know where the sound is coming from? Front, rear, or Side that will help narrow the list of could be's as well

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Old 03-03-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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It's coming from the front end it sounds like
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
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I had the same noise you decribe - and after replacing both 'totally' blown front u-joints, the noise was still there. On right hand turns specifically.

Wound up being a broken sway bar link. I replaced both sides - just because.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:29 AM   #5
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I still have the noise I changed the sway bar links and the u joints im begining to think it may be in the front axle
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:09 PM   #6
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it could be the water pump? i know mine needs replaced and every time i hit a bump it chirps at me... just something maybe to look into?
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:12 PM   #7
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Do you have a lift kit by any chance? I had a grinding and rattling noise on my jeep everytime I turned or hit a huge bump. I crawled under my jeep and I found 3 nice rings on the shaft from where the skid plate was grinding on the shaft. To fix that, I just removed my skid but I will be buying a skidrow so I have some sort of protection.


Check your skid plates, there could be a sign of grinding around that area.
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Before you go digging into the axle and spend tons of money, are you sure it's not just a bad shock? I mean you're looking at $280 for 4 brand new high quality shocks versus hundreds and hundreds trying to replace everything in your axle.
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It could be a shock I guess but im not sure it is and no I dont have a lift I want to lift it soon I just dont want to till I fix everythong first. I need to check thw shock I never thought about that. The problem is it was hit in thw front end before I owned it so im not sure hpw bad and what it had done

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