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Arpd3 09-13-2011 12:10 PM

Need Help with a Driveline "Tick"
So I noticed a noise coming from the front of the jeep yesterday.

its a low volume tick that gets louder when I turn left or right.

It happens up to about 30mph, it becomes silent during acceleration.

I also noticed a small vibration when driving on normal roads around 55mph.

Checked Pads and Rotors, look good from what I can see.

Any ideas?

Arpd3 09-13-2011 02:09 PM

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ESP 09-13-2011 03:41 PM

Got any rocks in your treads?

Arpd3 09-13-2011 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by ESP123 (Post 1566768)
Got any rocks in your treads?


but if I don't, think its U joint related?

ESP 09-13-2011 04:01 PM

Sorry that's about all I've got. Each time I've had a clicking sound it was rocks stuck in my treads. Worth checking to see to rule out.

kjeeper10 09-13-2011 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by esp123
sorry that's about all i've got. Each time i've had a clicking sound it was rocks stuck in my treads. Worth checking to see to rule out.


Arpd3 09-14-2011 03:24 PM


Now there is a banging. It only comes when I use the brakes, or decelerate. Sounds like its coming from left front tire.

Going to jack it up when i get home.

What should I look for?

Nadurra 09-14-2011 03:40 PM

Wheel Balance
You might want to check to see if the wheel is balanced. It might be a very simple fix. You are probably not going to be able to see anything. You might also have a sensor that broke off in the tire. I had that happen in one of my Vettes. I would head to a tire shop and get the wheel checked before going any further.

BManz 09-14-2011 04:04 PM

Without a good sound clip, my guess is it is probably a wheel bearing or U-joint.

Arpd3 09-15-2011 06:55 AM


Went to Moroney's house to put the jeep up and take a look. Before we even got the gun on it to take the lugz off the problem presented itself.

The rear drivers side tire is missing a stud!!!!
It snapped clean off at the rotor.

Calling the dealer this morning and getting it taken care of.

I can't begin to start to unravel what could have happened here.

All I know is, I didnt get offroad with it yet, and the tires havent come off the vehicle since I picked it up from the dealer.


Arpd3 09-15-2011 11:40 AM

Update. Dealer picked up jeep. Trying to fix today or give me loaner.

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