When i turn my steering wheel deep certain times i makes a poping sound or nocking sound it doesn't do it all the time but its just when i turn deep . Its on a 04 Tj inline6 anyone have one doing the same????????????????????????????????????//// ITs been Greased good.
You need to have someone or yourself looking at the steering when it's being turned from lock to lock. You should be able to tell what is going on that way. What's odd is that something could definitely be loose, but it doesn't sound like you have the symptoms of that because you don't say that you are getting Death Wobble or things of that nature.
Does it do this at a stand still or only when it's moving?
President - Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition
Vice-President - ASA4WDC
Arizona Rock Rats
It happens when i turn into a parkin lot at a low speed most of the time. The problem is they can't never fix anything at a dealership. So i don't know if i should tell them the problem or just live with it.
I have a stock 2000 TJ with 31" rubber. When I turn full lock right I get some rubbing but it never makes any noise other than the rubbing sound. With street tires the tread isn't aggressive enough to grab anything on the suspension. That's why there is only a rubbing noise.
Bad front axle shaft u-joints will make the noise you describe when making sharp turns at low speed. Trust me. Been there - done that! I replaced both sides about a month ago.
i kind of have the same problem but mine is just when i am driving straight down the road and move the steerin wheel side to side like i am keeping the tires warm in a nascar race, it clicks or pops a little bit each way, i am only moving it from like say 12oclock to 2 and then back towards 10 so it is a short movement that wont make my tires rub(i checked) but the sound seems to becoming right from my steering wheel or column
95 wrangler 4banger 5.25 " of lift sittin on 33's black steel rims Gone But not Forgotten
Tow Vehicle: 2003 GMC 2500HD duramax 6.6, 4 inch turbo back magnaflow exhaust, tow mirrors, 285/75/16 BFG A/T's Westin brush guard and steps, leer cap, K&N intake, Sirius sat. radio
dont waste your money on junk lifts, save a few extra pennies and get something good.
Out of nowhere one day I noticed loud popping noise as you described. I THOUGHT I found it coming from the steering gear, so I decided it was a good excuse to upgrade to a '99 Dakota steering gear
Installed the steering gearbox and still had popping
Enlisted the help of my wife and had her "saw" the steering wheel back and forth where the popping occurred and voila! I could visibly see the track bar rod end (at the frame) moving in the mount point
Torqued, greased and...still popping But, not as bad so I'll live with it until I can pull it back into the garage and tear it down for a closer inspection:o.
since this thread was the only one that i found with search ill just ask here and sorry to hijack the thread (minimum 5? letters search words thing suks and should be removed or made optional)
When i'm driving and preatty much step on the brakes just enough to get the tires slowing down i feel a pop into my steering wheel. I havnt tried to notice if it also pops when i'm turning though. I'll see if i can get it on a lift (meaning a mechanic workshop lift) and start beating it with a malot.. any 1 has any idea where to start?
Not sure if this will help or not but after I put my lift on I heard a popping or clanking noise that could be the same one you're talking about. Anyway, I looked while someone else drove it and it turns out the front passenger coil was rubbing against the hub at the end of the axle. Maybe not the same problem you're having, but just a thought.
2000 SE. 2" ProComp Lift, 32"x11.5" MTR's, AirRaid intake, Hesco throttle body spacer, JET Stage 1 Chip, Redline Performance Chip, a couple of KC's. Just Empty Every Pocket
I tried to move anything in the front but it all looked solid so i ended up chasing stuff up the steering column found the rubber seperator by the pedals there was preatty dry and was making squeeking noise.. i lubricated that and the rubber holding the sway bar right by the front grill and NO MORE POPPING!!!
its you track bar ball joint popping. lets someone turn ur wheel and you look at the joint to see if it popps up and down. Ive fixed 3 jeeps that had that exact problem including mines.
boosted inline 6 50. trim turbo
40" super swamper boggers
high pinion d44 front trussed
ford 8.8 rear axle conversion
se 9500 milemarker winch
locked front and rear
rough country steering stabilizers
clayton long arm
3inch body lift
2 coil spacer lift
eagle alloys 15's
on-board air system
kc daylighters 100w long range
are you sure it in the suspention and not in the column? Mine(with tilt) recently developed a small pop in the steering and I know for a fact that its not the suspention.
that could possibly be it also.. for mine its not really a pop that you can hear.. You just feel it in your hands which is just anoying.. feels like something is loose and there is play in it.. I checked the front.. everything is stable.. i moved the tires left and right and shook them with all i had and no pop or play of any kind.. i also lifted the front tires and used a bar under them to move/pray them up and still no play..
OK I think now its fixed (no more popping). I installed a 2" body lift which required me to install a steering bracket. I believe my problem was the steering bracket bolts (2). I think they might have been loose. Although it was pain in the behind to unscrew them the reason for that was they were DRENCHED in locktite so the bolt can be loose but they are strong in there because they are glued!!!.
Here is how i removed them. I first pooped off the rubber thing by the drivers fender by the metal lines (only rear of the spring so no need to remove the entire piece). I used a nail removing claw hammer to pry the plastic things that hold the rubber to the body. Then from there i unscrewed the one bolt and then went underneath the rig and got the other one out, i couldn't get any good grip from the tire well so thats why i went under the rig. I'd just say unscrew them little and screw them back in tightly and hope that does it. (don't forget to glue them afterwards)