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Old 03-01-2011, 05:58 AM   #1
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Question Front axle in 4wd sounds

I'm new to the site (a few weeks) but you have helped me already. I bought a 2004 Rubicon a couple of months ago and the forum has helped me. My question is when it's in 4WD the front axle sounds like going up the incline on a roller coaster, clak clak clak. I tdoesn't matter if the locker is locked or not and it doesn't make the noise when not in 4WD. Any help would be great. Thank you.

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Old 03-01-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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Replace the u-joints on the axle shafts, that's what fixed my terrible noises. It doesn't matter if they look fine on the outside, they are old.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:34 PM   #3
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Thanks I replaced the ujoints on the front drve shaft the first week i had it and you are right they are old, two were rust instead of bearings. thanks for the help.
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