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Old 01-04-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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Hello, I am hearing a "noise" which seems to be coming from the front end. First time I heard it my wife was entering the drive way, I was standing by the side and as she entered I heard a clunking sound like a heavy piece of metal was shifting position. I have driven it to simulate that and it seems to come from the front end and mostly when turning left and more pronounced when turning left and in out a driveway that has an up or down incline to it. I have looked and do not see anything loose......any ideas out here?
This is a stock TJ, cept for added armor rail under the door which bolted to the frame (those bolts are tight), and a front and back smitty built bumpers.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
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Here is a diagram of what to check to see if something is loose:


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Here is a diagram of what to check to see if something is loose:
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:32 AM   #5
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Check your sway bar end links... The stock ones are a ball and socket type joint that can fail and make that clunking sound.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:54 AM   #6
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check axel shaft and drive shaft u-joints
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:24 AM   #7
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sway bar link

Found the source of the noise. It was the sway bar link. Sepatated at the top - the ball poped out and the noise was the two separated pieces knocking together. I purchased the sway bar link at Pep Boys for $33.99. It has a zerk fitting so it can be greased properly. There are less expensive ones, which require shipping, but those do not have a zerk fitting. I will get the quick release sway bar links when I lift it.
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