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Old 03-18-2016, 10:43 PM
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Clicking sound from drivetrain?

Hey guys, I purchased a 2004 wrangler X 4.0 5sp a little over a month ago. The jeep has just under 170k on it. The trans shifts smoothly and engine runs great however I have a sound coming from the drivetrain that is best described as a clicking sound. The faster you drive the quicker the clicks sound and it isn't really noticeable under 40 mph. You can even kind of feel the clicks if you hold the shifter firmly in place as your driving. Wish I had more to offer or go on other then a sound but I wanted to see if anyone else experienced this? Thanks

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Most likely your centering joint on your front driveshaft. Mine was clicking last year and I rebuilt it last fall. An easy way to tell would be to remove your front drive shaft (8 bolts, 5 minutes) and drive without it. If the clicking is gone with it removed, you know it's your driveshaft. If that is the case, you need to rebuild your front driveshaft or get a whole new shaft. I got this kit for mine. They have some cheaper ones as well with non-greasable joints. Jeep Double Cardan 1310 CV driveshaft Rebuild Kit includes Spicer 211355X CV centering yoke, replacement spring, Grade 8 bolts with (3) 5-1310X Spicer non greaseable Universal Joints

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Thanks for the info! I'm going to remove the driveshaft and see if it goes away if not looks like I'll be rebuilding it.
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Thanks for the info! I'm going to remove the driveshaft and see if it goes away if not looks like I'll be rebuilding it.
No problem! Like I said that would be my guess as to what it is. The only thing that concerns me is where you said it's not really noticeable below 40 mph. Mine was more noticeable at low speeds, like below 30, but it could be because mine was so bad. I had the "angry sparrows" when it was cold and then it would click after it warmed up.
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It is noticeable under 40, much more then at higher speeds. Thanks again I appreciate it!
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Well had the front driveshaft rebuilt with the kit you posted and the noise is gone. Thanks again!
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Most likely your centering joint on your front driveshaft. Mine was clicking last year and I rebuilt it last fall. An easy way to tell would be to remove your front drive shaft (8 bolts, 5 minutes) and drive without it. If the clicking is gone with it removed, you know it's your driveshaft. If that is the case, you need to rebuild your front driveshaft or get a whole new shaft. I got this kit for mine. They have some cheaper ones as well with non-greasable joints. Jeep Double Cardan 1310 CV driveshaft Rebuild Kit includes Spicer 211355X CV centering yoke, replacement spring, Grade 8 bolts with (3) 5-1310X Spicer non greaseable Universal Joints
Would the same kit work for the rear driveshaft? I have a 4.0 Wrangler X with Dana 35. I wanted to thank you again since that kit solved my noise issue in the front, wanted to re do the rear before I have an issue with it.
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Would the same kit work for the rear driveshaft? I have a 4.0 Wrangler X with Dana 35. I wanted to thank you again since that kit solved my noise issue in the front, wanted to re do the rear before I have an issue with it.
Man I'm sorry I just now saw this. Trying to catch up with life these past few weeks . The rear driveshaft should just be two u-joints. I replaced mine with two of these:

Dana Spicer 5-1310X Universal Joint 1310 series Non Greaseable u-joint fits 1997 to 2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler Rear Driveshaft
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Man I'm sorry I just now saw this. Trying to catch up with life these past few weeks . The rear driveshaft should just be two u-joints. I replaced mine with two of these:

Dana Spicer 5-1310X Universal Joint 1310 series Non Greaseable u-joint fits 1997 to 2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler Rear Driveshaft
X2, there is no centering yoke on the rear driveshaft so you just need two Spicer 5-1310x u-joints.
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Thanks guys
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