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Old 07-05-2009, 08:59 PM   #1
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Talking hello, new to forum and have a problem

Hello all,

I just joined the forum and am glad to be a member. I've own a 98 wrangler sport for a 5 years now and have an issue with it. I was driving with the top down a couple of weeks ago and noticed when I turn right or left the RH front axle (I think) is making a clicking sound. Anybody know what that might be? No noise going straight. Any feedback would be great.


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Could be a number of things. First if it has the factory front swaybar links check the upper bushing on them common issue with them going bad.

Next...check... tracbar, control arm bushings , front ujoints, ball joints, etc.

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clicking when turning left or right sounds like bad axle u-joint. Figure about an 90 mins to fix if you have never done one before. Joint is about $25. Will need a few other things as well.. To tell if its bad.. look to see if any of the cap's are working loose.. also have somene turn the wheel back and forth as you look to see if there is any play in the joint with the shafts.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:09 AM   #6
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welcome to the forum. sorry to hear that you the the clicks. sound like your getting some good advise. jeep waves to ya
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:55 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the replys. I'm pretty sure it might be my u joints. I have had the front axles apart on my f250 so the jeep shouldn't be much different. I will look this weekend.

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Agreed on the front axle joints.A clicking while turning and quite while straight is almost always an axle joint.
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Check the rear too. Sometimes the sound can be deceiving and the rears tend to make the same noise.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:01 PM   #10
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axle ujoints

Who has the best prices for axle u joints (internet, autozone, advance, napa?) and what can I expect to pay for them?

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auto zone was like 12 bucks a ujoint. To also check if they are bad reach in and grab the center part if you can rock the center then they are shot. Change em.
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Thanks for the info.


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