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01-01-2013 12:18 PM
Blkbetty First off I didn't call u an ass. Thanks for comin out big guy I asked a sine question to somebody who may be able to answer it or have some insight on how to fix my problem- I no it's the clamps I was simply asking if somebody else had a preferred shock as to the ranchos.
As for the guys that gave me a half decent answer thank you. I do appreciate it and hopefully that will fix my problem
12-31-2012 03:38 PM
SinfulDragon
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Originally Posted by steve76t View Post
love how some people just have to be asses...
My bad, let me turn on my "OMG There is a girl on the internet" charm.

Totes, rolling up the windows and slamming a new CD in at full volume to drown out the noise is a super smart idea!! We should all do that and just drive until the rear end explodes while we are traveling down the interstate at 70+ MPH.


Ok, Personally I'm a HUGE fan of Greenday. Get one of their CDs and crank it up.

Is that better for your bleeding heart?

You get online, say you aren't a moron then subdue your statement with actions and you expect that everyone should still offer up sound advice that you won't follow (note - "you" in this case would be OP, not "YOU", though you did call me an ass ). Yeah, I'll get right on that.
12-31-2012 02:40 PM
steve76t
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Originally Posted by SinfulDragon View Post
Seems to me you are exactly as mentally challenged as "some". Hopefully your mechanic friend has a lot more sense than you do.
love how some people just have to be asses...

Anyway, your shock problem is probably due to bump stop length. The bump stop must stop the up travel of the axle. When the bump stop is too short the shock bottoms out and either the shock will eventually break or the mount at the frame or axle will. Depending on lift height, typically you do not want more than about 4 1/2" to 5" of space between the top of the REAR spring cup and the bump stop when the vehicle is sitting level.
12-31-2012 02:19 PM
SinfulDragon
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Originally Posted by Blkbetty View Post
Yes thank u. All though I am a chick I am not as mentally challenged as some
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Originally Posted by Blkbetty View Post
My crunching is only after its hot. If I drove from my house to work no sounds, it's when I drive from my house to the bf ( 45 mins ) that's when it makes fun sounds. I keep my windows closed ( tinted super dark ) an I turn up my music, and when I get ask what the sound is I just say its normal and that my blackbetty is a one of a kind hahaha
Seems to me you are exactly as mentally challenged as "some". Hopefully your mechanic friend has a lot more sense than you do.
12-31-2012 02:13 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by Blkbetty View Post
It's been awhile since Iv had any problems. But I'm looking for new rear shocks- I have ronchos on there now they are only a year old and have snapped from the frame again. I replaced them just over a year ago and my passenger rear has snapped again.
What are your suggestions on shocks. I just don't want to be replacing them once a year all I really do is city driving. Not a whole lot of off roadin right now I shouldn't having this problem. ... Any suggestions ?
Your problem isn't with the shocks, it is with improper bumpstops causing your shocks to bottom out.
12-31-2012 01:00 PM
Blkbetty It's been awhile since Iv had any problems. But I'm looking for new rear shocks- I have ronchos on there now they are only a year old and have snapped from the frame again. I replaced them just over a year ago and my passenger rear has snapped again.
What are your suggestions on shocks. I just don't want to be replacing them once a year all I really do is city driving. Not a whole lot of off roadin right now I shouldn't having this problem. ... Any suggestions ?
08-21-2012 10:13 PM
scott howard
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Originally Posted by Blkbetty View Post
Hey guys! So I have a question hopefully u might be able to help me with I'm in a desperate search for a throw out bearing retainer shaft for my 2004 tj would u happen to no of some where I might be able to get this from in Canada preferably Ontario?
If you can't find one let me know and i will get one here and send it to ya for the part cost and shipping if that helps ya out
08-21-2012 10:10 PM
scott howard From your jeep picture you might want to change all the fluids in your Jeep.
It looks like you have been doing some fun mudding so check all your vent lines on both diffs and transmission and transfer case to make sure they are good and mount high enough to keep it out of the water and mud.
08-21-2012 09:50 AM
Blkbetty Hey guys! So I have a question hopefully u might be able to help me with I'm in a desperate search for a throw out bearing retainer shaft for my 2004 tj would u happen to no of some where I might be able to get this from in Canada preferably Ontario?
07-02-2012 10:16 AM
Blkbetty I thought all was good, the sound came back so guess its into my mechanic buddy to see if he can find the problem. Boo at least I no the gears are ok
06-30-2012 03:22 PM
mikeyp03
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Originally Posted by Blkbetty View Post
Pulled the diff cover off today, my gears are fine no teeth missing, had a tiny groove in one but they were able to fix it and changed the fluids, seems to be much smoother driving period. And not as much as an obnoxious crunch when I turn, just a very small sound. So next is the clutch!! Thanks every one !
Yea thats exactly how mine has been....much better overall, but still a small noise...I'm kinda wondering if now I'm hearing it coming from the front diff....
06-30-2012 02:07 PM
Blkbetty Pulled the diff cover off today, my gears are fine no teeth missing, had a tiny groove in one but they were able to fix it and changed the fluids, seems to be much smoother driving period. And not as much as an obnoxious crunch when I turn, just a very small sound. So next is the clutch!! Thanks every one !
06-26-2012 05:42 PM
Blkbetty My crunching is only after its hot. If I drove from my house to work no sounds, it's when I drive from my house to the bf ( 45 mins ) that's when it makes fun sounds. I keep my windows closed ( tinted super dark ) an I turn up my music, and when I get ask what the sound is I just say its normal and that my blackbetty is a one of a kind hahaha
06-24-2012 11:02 PM
somis I just used 2 to 3 feet of irrigation line and used electrical tape to attach it to a funnel. Makes life a lot easier but global the last quart its better by hand
06-24-2012 02:47 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by mikeyp03 View Post
Yea I looked for pieces of metal(I poured the oil from one container to another a few times) and also looked for filings/shavings when I wiped the gears. I didnt see anything out of the ordinary.
The fill hole is just straight on so I couldnt tilt the bottle of oil downwards. I had it straight on and had to squeeze the bottle and practically shoot the oil into it lol. Having a clear hose would have made it easier. Now Ill know that for the future though.
You can get a pump that will fit right on the top of most oil containers. no mess!

One way to find shavings is to stick a magnet down in your old oil containers and swish it around.
06-24-2012 02:43 PM
mikeyp03
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Originally Posted by somis View Post
Did you look for bits or pieces of metal in the oil??? And you should just fill it til it pours back out the fill plug then cap it ASAP
Yea I looked for pieces of metal(I poured the oil from one container to another a few times) and also looked for filings/shavings when I wiped the gears. I didnt see anything out of the ordinary.
The fill hole is just straight on so I couldnt tilt the bottle of oil downwards. I had it straight on and had to squeeze the bottle and practically shoot the oil into it lol. Having a clear hose would have made it easier. Now Ill know that for the future though.
06-23-2012 11:54 PM
somis
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Originally Posted by mikeyp03
Well I just finished taking it apart and putting it back together.
Everything looked fine except the oil lol.
Filling it up with new oil was a PITA though!! the angle of the fill plug is annoying.

Time will tell if I still hear the noise.
Did you look for bits or pieces of metal in the oil??? And you should just fill it til it pours back out the fill plug then cap it ASAP
06-23-2012 10:39 PM
mikeyp03 Well I just finished taking it apart and putting it back together.
Everything looked fine except the oil lol.
Filling it up with new oil was a PITA though!! the angle of the fill plug is annoying.

Time will tell if I still hear the noise.
06-21-2012 09:29 PM
somis
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Originally Posted by BLK00TJ
That sounds like spider gears to me. Pop the cover and take a look. If you ignore it you may be getting a regear sooner than you wanted.
And if you really ignore it for too long you could be goin down the freeway then all of a sudden BAM! (Knock knock knockin on heavens door)
06-21-2012 06:24 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by mikeyp03 View Post
Haha nice!

I havent really figured out Exactly when mine does it...I think it actually might be all the time, hot or cold. But its mainly when I'm turning the wheels and moving forward or in reverse slowly. I'll hear the loud crunching almost like a popping. Its terrible because it mainly happens in driveways so when I'm at someones house they think my jeep is falling apart

So I might take the diff. cover off in an hour or two, if not, then tomorrow.
I'll post my results too.
That sounds like spider gears to me. Pop the cover and take a look. If you ignore it you may be getting a regear sooner than you wanted.
06-21-2012 06:11 PM
mikeyp03
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Originally Posted by Blkbetty View Post
Haha I have a sticker for mine that says don't worry that noise is normal, last year it made some pretty fancy sounds I replaced ball joints u-joints hub bearings both rear shocks and fixed a big dirty exhaust leak, so all those fun ones stopped now its just the rear diff so when it starts ( after driving for 45 mins. ( also wanted to add it doesn't make the crunchy sound all the time only when Iv been driving for about 45 min and it's hot, if I let it sit for an hour to cool off it doesn't make the sound any more ) I just turn the music up loud and sing as loud as possible lol
Haha nice!

I havent really figured out Exactly when mine does it...I think it actually might be all the time, hot or cold. But its mainly when I'm turning the wheels and moving forward or in reverse slowly. I'll hear the loud crunching almost like a popping. Its terrible because it mainly happens in driveways so when I'm at someones house they think my jeep is falling apart

So I might take the diff. cover off in an hour or two, if not, then tomorrow.
I'll post my results too.
06-18-2012 07:46 PM
Blkbetty
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Originally Posted by mikeyp03
I've been having this same problem since I got the my tj in october. The guy I bought it from said it was normal, but I've been thinking that it can't be
And everyone is always asking me what the noise is, and I had no idea what to tell them lol.

What is RTV? silicone sorry, should have read more
I'm thinking I'll try pulling apart the differential to take a look.
Haha I have a sticker for mine that says don't worry that noise is normal, last year it made some pretty fancy sounds I replaced ball joints u-joints hub bearings both rear shocks and fixed a big dirty exhaust leak, so all those fun ones stopped now its just the rear diff so when it starts ( after driving for 45 mins. ( also wanted to add it doesn't make the crunchy sound all the time only when Iv been driving for about 45 min and it's hot, if I let it sit for an hour to cool off it doesn't make the sound any more ) I just turn the music up loud and sing as loud as possible lol
06-18-2012 02:20 PM
Molaker Looking for broken teeth is one thing, but look closer for metal filings as well. They won't necessarily be the source of your noise, but would be an indicator of something wearing abnormally. Could be cheaper to fix now than later.
06-18-2012 02:11 PM
KidRock171 Your a large step ahead of the pack then.
06-17-2012 09:39 PM
Blkbetty Yes thank u. All though I am a chick I am not as mentally challenged as some
06-17-2012 08:34 PM
KidRock171 Make sure to use gear oil not motor oil. Just saying.
06-17-2012 06:14 PM
Blkbetty I most def will. Gunna pull the diff cover off this week and clean it up an inspect it and do the easiest one first.
U guys are the best
06-14-2012 03:56 PM
TJwheelin99 my 99 started making noise on my way home from work got home popped the d35 cover off and there was 4 teeth missing off the pinion gear lol
06-13-2012 10:45 PM
somis If you catch it early enough it will save you in the long run. Mine started with a messed up spider gear which ended up destroying everything. Ring gear, pinion and the entire carrier. New ARB carrier and the rest ran me 1500 bucks. And as someone stated earlier do not attempt to install a new rear end on your own unless your a mechanical genius with the right tools

Here's my old rear end issue

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06-13-2012 10:39 PM
somis Silicone is a rubber gasket maker that bonds metal to metal.

Put the Jeep on jacks. Pull the diff cover off. With wheels off the ground and a flashlight have someone spin the tires and looks for chipped or broken gears or loud unusual noise and make sure it feels smooth
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