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ianf 06-02-2013 03:48 AM

loud bang under jeep when turning or going up driveway incline
i have an 88 jeep yj and lately and loud bang has developed from under the jeep. i believe it is coming from the center or rear of jeep. it happens mostly when i turn left into my driveway or going along uneven surfaces. can anyone help with a diagnosis?

AllMudd 06-02-2013 04:07 AM

Go to a parking lot and do circles. Go left and right to see if you can narrow it down. Do you still have the D35? If so it might be going out depending on what you have on it. Mine pops or bangs when I turn right. But my spider gears in the D35 are missing two teeth.

88Sahara 06-02-2013 06:33 AM

Could check the U Joints in the front end too. I bad one will vibrate. A REALLY BAD ONE will snap, crackle and pop.

Billmummey 06-02-2013 09:38 AM

I have a similar noise but it found mine, it's the leaf spring where it bolts to the frame has some slop in it...mine is t loud though just a clunk

ianf 06-06-2013 06:08 AM

Thanks guys for the help. I was poking around and was turning the wheels back and forth on a patch of rough asphalt and noticed that the tie rod ends on my knuckles are now shot. Time for a hd upgrade! :D

ianf 08-30-2013 09:10 AM

Installed rugged ridge hd steering upgrade kit. It works flawlessly with no "dead spot" in the wheel. The kit in bought is the generation 2 kit that eliminates the need for spacers at the steering knuckles. My jeep has a 4" lift and the kit clears everything with no problem. Very happy. Clunking noise is diminished. Need new shackles now, but death wobble is gone.

Cowboy17 08-30-2013 09:11 AM

sounds like spiders to me.

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