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Old 05-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Click Click Click noise when turning?

So to start off, I'm new to the site... Kinda.. Been scavenging through the threads for a while now cuz I was finally ready to buy a jeep.. Wanted to look to all the fine ppl here and see what I actually needed to look for IN a Jeep.

So anyways, I work out of state a lot and at the end of March I arrived home from a trip to Pennsylvania and my wife had this '03 TJ waiting in the driveway for me.

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I still haven't figured out all that has been done to this, seeing how I wasn't involved in the purchase from the dealership, but on to the question...

At low speeds when I turn I hear a click click click noise.. It's kinda hard to tell if it's coming from the front end or the rear, but I asked my go-to mechanic (who happens to have done some minor work on this rig) and he told me that it is the locker in the rear..

I trust him, but this being my first Jeep as well as my first "modded" 4wd.. I just wanted to ask you folks..

Thanks in advance!!

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Old 05-04-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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If it is in the front, it could be just an axle u-joint that is going bad. Since yours is lifted, I think its a good excuse to install new Spicer u-joints all the way around...then you have some emergency spares.

I personally think a good idea to change all the fluids too. That way you can personally inspect the innards of you diffs.

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:05 PM   #3
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Trying to hang out of the jeep while turning ( and with wide yelling to get back in) I do believe it's the locker, but like I said, I wanted to hear if others had the same experience..

Also realized that if I turn too sharp, the tires will rub the linkage...

Guess noises I'm not used to just through me off..
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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Pretty sure I had a very similar story to what you're describing, I have a stock Dana 44 and the positrac went out. had to be replaced, i dont remember if it was $550 or $750 but i guess it will depend on what rear u have. People on here said u-joint and wheel bearings, i wanted to be sure so I opened the rear diff it was full I metal shavings and blah blah, good chance it's your diff....
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