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Old 07-03-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Intermediate Shaft Question

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I'm getting a clunk when I turn my steering wheel left and right, which I'm fairly certain is the intermediate shaft grease issue mentioned a lot. My question, though: I also feel a similar clunk in my gas pedal (not break) mostly when just idling. Does this make sense? Are the two connected? 2010 JKUI.

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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I believe so. We had the same issue twice with our 2010. First clunk came around, we had the intermediate shaft replaced under warranty. It lasted a few thousand miles then the clunk returned as expected. Always felt it when turning into a parking space or turning at slow speeds. Was present in the break pedal from time to time too. By chance, is your jeep still under warranty?

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It is under factory 3 year for another week and then aftermarket warranty for a couple years. From what I've seen, replacement is temporary but greasing lasts longer?

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Both don't work in the long run. I only have experience with re-placing it for a new one. As mentioned, the new one only lasted a few thousand miles and then the clunk returned. The good in having it replaced under warranty is that it will be marked under your service with the jeep that it was faulty and warranted replacement once or twice prior. In the event that it would need replacing after your warranty is up, it will be a known issue with your jeep and the service dept. doing the work. Could work out better for getting it done again after the warranty expires but it sounds like your in good shape beyond the standard 36K or 3 year warranty.
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There is another option, I am currently awaiting the arrival of this, so I can only speak of it from what I have read. It's called the Steering Chatter Eliminator. Seems simple in it's design, as most good designs are. It's from Misch4X4.com. It may be worth a look.
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There is another option, I am currently awaiting the arrival of this, so I can only speak of it from what I have read. It's called the Steering Chatter Eliminator. Seems simple in it's design, as most good designs are. It's from Misch4X4.com. It may be worth a look.
From what I saw, it looks like just a spring that puts tension on the shaft to prevent it from rattling. Not sure that's a great fix?

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I was having the clunk in my wheel and pedal as well. My bro in law is a salesman at my local dealer, and asked one of the techs if he would grease it for me in exchange for a few beers one night lol. I brought it in last week after work and he pulled it out, greased it and put it back in, in about 20 minutes. It hasn't done it since and I've put about 500 miles on it.
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The tension appears minimal, and those that have tried it seem to like it. Grease is a temp fix at best I think, not really addressing the problem of a lose shaft. Some have used hose clamps and a spring with similar results.Just an idea.
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The tension appears minimal, and those that have tried it seem to like it. Grease is a temp fix at best I think, not really addressing the problem of a lose shaft. Some have used hose clamps and a spring with similar results.Just an idea.
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I didn't have a clunk but more of a creaking or grinding sensation in the steering wheel. The Misch gadget fixed it.

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