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Old 06-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Hey guys, new here. I've been having this rattling sound (kind of like a chatter) coming from my front left wheel. (at least that's where i think its coming from) Sounds the loudest there when i do slow drive bys. It only does it at slow speeds and goes away when i apply even the slightest amount of brakes. I thought it was something to do with the brakes of course so I took off all four wheels and checked all four brakes and everything looked fine and nothing seemed loose to cause rattling. The driver front tire also sounds like it has a nail or rock in the tread but I've checked, double checked, and triple checked the damn thing and it has nothing. This started after i got in a little accident and jumped a center median. I'm planning to start working on it in a few weeks after i get my bike fixed and running again and any directions on where to start would be great!

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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Check the u joints in the front axle yokes

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Old 06-18-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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I concur, probably just the front axle u joints. I just did mine as well. Grab the u joint and wiggle it back and forth, if you hear the clicking, or there is much movement, replace.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:43 PM   #4
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I'll check it out. I get my bike back tomorrow so I get to start working on the jeep this week. Ill let you guys know how it goes thanks!
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:42 AM   #5
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Anyone know ifthat was the problem for sure? I am having that same sound coming from my driver's side wheel.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:31 AM   #6
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If you worked on the brakes look at the dust shields for evidence of rubbing. You may have to remove the calipers and rotors.
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:25 AM   #7
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Just had it lifted a week or so ago. Could that have been a contributing factor? At first I had the death wobble and we took car of that with long arms and steering stablelizer.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:55 AM   #8
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Just had it lifted a week or so ago. Could that have been a contributing factor? At first I had the death wobble and we took car of that with long arms and steering stablelizer.
Long arms. So you have a TJ or JK ? It could be a hub or u joint going out.


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Old 10-30-2014, 08:36 AM   #9
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I have an 05 TJ. What could cause this problem? I have less 60 on her. Only had it off road twice. It's lifted 3"

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