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Old 11-11-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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So I was on my way to watch the broncos game with some friends and I took a left turn and herd and felt a pop in the rear end of the jeep. Almost felt like I ran something over so I didn't think too much of it until I had to turn again. Now anytime I take a turn it makes a popping noise and jumps almost feels like locker is on but it keeps popping and clicking and the jeep drives real loose. any ideas what could be causing this? I haven't been on a trail in a few weeks

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Old 11-11-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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Get under and take some pics for us. Shock mounts, track bar, sway bar links, control arm brackets ect. Maybe we will see something you don't.

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Old 11-11-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
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Ok I'll go take some. But all looks ok and nothing is loose I crawled under her and shook everything I could
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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Could be a bearing in your rear diff
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:28 PM   #6
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So I was on my way to watch the broncos game with some friends and I took a left turn and herd and felt a pop in the rear end of the jeep. Almost felt like I ran something over so I didn't think too much of it until I had to turn again. Now anytime I take a turn it makes a popping noise and jumps almost feels like locker is on but it keeps popping and clicking and the jeep drives real loose. any ideas what could be causing this? I haven't been on a trail in a few weeks
Mine did the same thing but without the jumping. Turned out I needed a new sway bar. But I could turn my steering wheel while staying straight on the road. Just from my experience.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #7
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Have you checked the wheel bearings? Also what rear axle do you have? Do you have a locker in the rear?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:05 PM   #8
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I have just visually checked too cold to work on it tonight when it happened. I have a 06 rubi with lockers don't know what axle the jeep had a bunch of upgrades already on it when I got it
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:17 PM   #9
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Have a closer look at the top of your rear springs and see if they match. To me it looks like the top of that spring is missing half a coil or so, but it could just be the camera angle.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:53 AM   #10
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something looks strange here..........
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something looks strange here..........
I agree looks like the top half of the spring is gone
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I agree looks like the top half of the spring is gone
Isn't that just because of his acos system? I could be off here since I haven't seen one up close besides his. But they turn to adjust ride height so maybe the top of the spring is perched on it and the empty space you see is just his current adjustment.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:11 AM   #13
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Isn't that just because of his acos system? I could be off here since I haven't seen one up close besides his. But they turn to adjust ride height so maybe the top of the spring is perched on it and the empty space you see is just his current adjustment.
That could be possible never seen an acos system up close
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:22 AM   #14
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Another thing is that you might have bad spider gears
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:51 AM   #15
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I hope not. But all the research I have done is saying could be a broken gear or spider gear ;(
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I hope not. But all the research I have done is saying could be a broken gear or spider gear ;(
Thats what i am thinking after i researched the acos system. I would open that diff and find out before you do more damage.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:21 PM   #17
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Yep it has some broken teeth inside the diff. And something going on with the lockers.. sad day!
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:52 PM   #18
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How bad was it inside the diff
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:51 PM   #19
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It was pretty bad! The ring and pinon had missing teeth. Bent axle housing and lockers broke.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:07 PM   #20
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It was pretty bad! The ring and pinon had missing teeth. Bent axle housing and lockers broke.
Ouch doesnt sound like a good day at all. But i feel your pain. When we ran spring creek i snapped an axle shaft and cracked the carrier chewed up the splines in the spider gears. I hope you get your rig up and running soon
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:51 AM   #21
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Yah me too! I did just buy a Dana 60 off of a guy on Craigslist that was just built with arb air lockers and new gears so just got to get that one in and should be good to go!
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:05 AM   #22
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Nice! Do the gears match your current ratio too? If so than that's a pretty good find. look forward to you getting up and running again. I love those rubi ljs, I am always jealous of them.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:58 AM   #23
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What do you mean by match my current gears? If you are talking about matching the front. I don't know what's in there since I bought the jeep already modded. And there rear that broke was stock that's why it broke because the tires put too much stress on the gears.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:10 AM   #24
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Easy there is a ratio you can google it, count the teeth on the ring and then on the pinion and I believe just devide them, that will be your ratio, hope you get lucky and they match!
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:22 AM   #25
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The new axle is a compleat axle. My old one broke the ring and pinion so that all has to be replaced. Maybe I'm just confused on what your saying. It is late and I have have had a few captains and cokes lol
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:59 AM   #26
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Lol just count your front end ring and pinion teeth, gives ya a chance to maintenance it, if you know the new rear end ratio all you do is compare or if you have the old rear end just tear off the diff cove and count those.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:02 AM   #27
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I mean does the ratio in your front diff match the ratio in the new rear diff. it would be nice if it did so you wouldn't have to regear the front.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:27 PM   #28
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They do not match but because of my tire size I need to regear anyway.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #29
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Gotcha. Still, nice find. I hope to be gearing here real soon. Maybe throwing a locker I'm there too.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:23 PM   #30
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Nice!! I think it's a great find. It will save me some money I hope

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