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Old 01-31-2014, 01:14 AM   #1
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Violent thunking in the rear.

2003 tj sport 6 cyl auto 33s with (aussie locker?)

knocking happens only under power at low and high speeds.
happens more on a long sweeping right turn then left
also happens in a straight line

replaced the axle because the locker was slipping seeing that the springs were weak and slopping and it came out cheaper to replace the whole thing.

any suggestions?

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Old 01-31-2014, 05:58 AM   #2
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Are you sure it is not a U-joint?

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Old 01-31-2014, 06:13 AM   #3
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My tj used to make a loud thunking because my gas tank skid plate didnt have the straps over the top so my gas tank would bounce everytime i hit a bump. Its probably not likely thats what you hear, but it is a possibility.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:30 AM   #4
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Did you inspect all of your rear suspension comments and driveshaft for damage/wear? Did you install a new aussie locker or reinstall the old unit?
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:34 PM   #5
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doesnt happen when i hit bumps. only when under power and it feels like its slipping out of gear when it happens.

did not install new locker, just used the one from the new axle. can an aussie locker handle lt3315s you think?
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:54 PM   #6
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doesnt happen when i hit bumps. only when under power and it feels like its slipping out of gear when it happens.

did not install new locker, just used the one from the new axle. can an aussie locker handle lt3315s you think?

how do i add pictures?
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:58 PM   #7
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Turns out, the violent thunking was cause by the aussie locker not handling the 33s. Replaced with spider gears and left the locker in the front. Runs like a dream now and the driveability in comparison is unreal.
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:01 PM   #8
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Nice work...is that a contour SVT i see??? Used to have one as well...loved that car. Ran a 13.7 with it. Sold it in 2006.
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:40 PM   #9
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Lol. Yeah- we have a lot of toys. The contour is down since a week ago. The thing just lost power coming back from palm springs and we have yet to look at it to diagnose it
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:37 PM   #10
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Contour motor dropped and ready for rebuild.

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