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Old 03-18-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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Noise!! Help

I have a 99 sport 4" lift and 80k miles. Noticed a rotational vibrating like metal noise on my way back to FL from home. It starts at around 35 mph and goes away at any speed under that. It also has a light squeak with it. It's there in 2wd, and 4hi. I'm a newbie so I have no idea what it is. Please help.

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Old 03-18-2012, 11:44 PM   #2
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I'm having the same problem on my front left tire area

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Old 03-18-2012, 11:46 PM   #3
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That's where mine is.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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Does it sound like a rattling like metal on metal? It almost sounds like a lose bolt wit a washer and the washer is rattling I haven't been able to pin point it tho hoping someone has an idea or answer
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:49 PM   #5
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Sounds like a wheel bearing, but could be a number of things.

Easy to check. Jack the front up and grab each wheel. They should not have any play.
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Sounds like a wheel bearing, but could be a number of things.

Easy to check. Jack the front up and grab each wheel. They should not have any play.
Wouldn't it rattle at all speeds? Once I get below a certain speed it doesn't do it
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:52 PM   #7
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Yea I stopped and rolled around under it for about 30 min lookin for any loose bolt nut or washer and found nothing. In didn't start squeaking until after about 150 miles from the first time I heard the rattling sound. It definately sounds rotational and like metal vibrating. I was startin to wonder if a bearing is going out or what.
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Sounds like the same noise that mine just started making, I have isolated my noise down to the catalytic converter, sounds like a bolt rolling around inside of it. What I did was set my parking brake with vehicle in nuetral and engine running, got under edge of jeep with a hose stuck to my ear and the other end of hose was used to stick in the direction of the offending noise, thats how I found my problem.
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Anyone else have an idea??
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I'm thinking possibly its a U joint in the front driveshaft.
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I'm thinking possibly its a U joint in the front driveshaft.
How do u check that let me know wen u find out
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #12
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Roger that. It could be a while for me. I'm on an Air Force base and I have no jack or anything. This is getting frustrating.
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Roger that. It could be a while for me. I'm on an Air Force base and I have no jack or anything. This is getting frustrating.
Yea mine gets annoying as well I'm going to look at it today going to wiggle all the joints and c if hear anything
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Lemme know what you find out
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Well found a jack. Picked up the front end. There seems to be no play in the wheels and I spun them and no noise from that so I don't think it's the bearings. I turned the wheels all the way left and right and gave em a spin didn't see anything wrong with the U joints. In 4HI it can be heard from the time you release the clutch. Could it be the U joints in the front drive shaft? If so how do I check them? It's killing me cause this is my daily driver right now.
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Front right axle joint and back U joint on front drive shaft.

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