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Old 08-11-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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Question knocking sound from front end, cv joint?

i'm a new jeep owner and new to the forum. i just bought a 94 yj that was sitting for a year. now that i'm driving it, i hear a knocking sound when i'm driving. sounds like its coming from somewhere near the drivers side front tire. my dad was thinking it was the cv joint for the front axle. also can i adjust the clutch, because sometimes she won't start even though clutch is pushed in.

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Check the shock mounts.

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Old 08-11-2009, 11:24 PM   #3
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the mounts looked ok but i'll check tomorrow. the noise happens even if i'm going just 5-10mph and never stops
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:52 PM   #4
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Hey bud
Have you looked at the CV?
lol
Sorry

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Maybe the hub
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not sure if they have them but could it be a ujoint going bad
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theres no cv joint on a yj.

check the axleshaft ujoints.
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ahh i was wondering that yeah in that case yeah u joint but that souldent case it to make noise when not in fourwheel drive check ur drive shaft u joints make sure that's not clunking around
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Hey bud
Have you looked at the CV?
lol
Sorry

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Maybe the hub
You All know I was just giving him
a hard time right?
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well i have an older yj so i wasnt sure if they changed the joints
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today when i grabbed the front drivers side u joint i could shake it and rattle it by hand.. so any advice for repairing that myself
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frount drive shaft or axel either way u need to get the shaft out of the jeep and either heat it up and pound out the u joint or take it to a shop and have it pounded out
place in my town does it for like 20 bucks
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ahh i was wondering that yeah in that case yeah u joint but that souldent case it to make noise when not in fourwheel drive check ur drive shaft u joints make sure that's not clunking around
the outers are always turning, whether in 4wd or not. they will clunk whether 2wd or 4wd
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today when i grabbed the front drivers side u joint i could shake it and rattle it by hand.. so any advice for repairing that myself

pull wheel off. pull rotor off. remove unit bearing. pull axle shaft. replace ujoiint like a regular one. reassemble

the only part that tends to be a bitch (aside from the ujoint itslef) is pulling the unit bearing. i usually loosen the bolts, then (with the front end on jack stands) place a deep socket between the loosened bolt and a spot on the axle. then bump the steering wheel (with the engine running). basically, use the power steering pump as your press.

be careful when putting the shaft back in to not damage the axle seal.
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thanks everyone. i replaced the u joint last night had some help from my bro and his buddy from work. went smoothly. now for the bent leaf spring, 1 brake line and some clutch adjustment and i'll be all set
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bent leaf how the f did that happen
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u dont have to remove the unit bearing from inside the unit.... u take 3 13mm bolts out of the back and peck the bearing housing and axel shaft all together.


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pull wheel off. pull rotor off. remove unit bearing. pull axle shaft. replace ujoiint like a regular one. reassemble

the only part that tends to be a bitch (aside from the ujoint itslef) is pulling the unit bearing. i usually loosen the bolts, then (with the front end on jack stands) place a deep socket between the loosened bolt and a spot on the axle. then bump the steering wheel (with the engine running). basically, use the power steering pump as your press.

be careful when putting the shaft back in to not damage the axle seal.
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u dont have to remove the unit bearing from inside the unit.... u take 3 13mm bolts out of the back and peck the bearing housing and axel shaft all together.


I tried doing this a couple days ago but oh boy its stuck

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