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Old 05-22-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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mechanical, repeated noise when jeep moves

hi guys. I have a sound, a mechanical, almost clicking noise when the jeep moves, not when engine is running and revved in neutral. Speed dependent, faster at faster speeds.

as I have to be in the moving jeep when the noise is made...I really can't replicate it in my garage to get a good look at it.

any ideas on cause? potential checks I can do to diagnose in my predicament of won't repeat unless I am driving it?

its not stopping me from driving her, but as this is my project for spring through fall, I would like to swap (and learn how to swap out) problem items reasonable for a learning share-tree mechanic. biggest thing I have done so by myself far is waterpump/thermostat, but I am acquiring the tools as I go and I am having fun.

thanks

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Old 05-22-2010, 10:26 AM   #2
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Sounds like its in the drivetrain. could be a piece of junk in the brakes, a loose caliper or brake shoe. sometimes those little pins that hold the rear brakes shoes rust or break off, then the shoe can sort of float around and makes noise, sometimes it can cause damage to drum and other parts.

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Old 05-22-2010, 10:50 AM   #3
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put your jeep on four jack stands and put it in four wheel high and use 1st gear to spin all the wheels and then be very safe as you look and listen for the problem .
most likely it will be a u -joint or wheel joint .
but with all wheels off the floor and spinning it will be easy to find .
also look for shiny wear marks where it has been rubbing
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:38 PM   #4
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as a start, could I jack up each wheel (one at a time) and just spin it to see if the sound replicates? would that let me rule out brakes?

I only have two jack stands...while I want to fix it (if I can), I want to do as little as possible to fix it, you know?

is replacing u joints / wheel joint fixable for a noob who doesn't yet know what he is doing? how does it compare in overall complexity to a water pump. I do have a Haynes manual.

thanks, back to the garden,

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Old 05-22-2010, 02:51 PM   #5
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yes you can try spinning each tire by hand but a lot of times it will not spin fast enough to cause the problem .
see if you can find someone to lend ya a couple of stands to use.
u-joints are easy, steering knuckles can be a little harder, but if you have some good tools you can fix most any of problems you are having
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:38 PM   #6
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Just finished my u joints today. If they clunk or ping, then it's the u joints. They're easy just make sure you have a Hammer, punch (preferably brass but a deep socket works too), needle nose pliers, 5/16 wrench, and a vise.

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