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Hello all, new to the site here although I've been looking I finally joined.

I know this topic has been covered on here, but here goes again:

I have a 00 TJ Sahara, basically stock, 5 speed. I get a terrible grinding noise in the front end when starting from a stop into a turn, much worse left than right. It only happens after the jeep has been driven for a while, not when cold. Based on a lot of what I found here I have done or had done:

Changed front diff fluid
New U-joints
New Wheel bearings
The rear was rebuilt about 6 months ago.
The transmission is less than a year old, clutch is good too.
New Shocks.

Any ideas where to start next? I have been throwing money at this jeep and am rapidly approaching the point where I just get rid of it.:rip:

Thanks for any suggestions,

Tony
 

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if the noise is loud then should be easy to find, right ?

mount a camera lol (u know I did this to watch my track bar move hahahaha)

go PRO !!! :) hahhahaha


did the hubs get setup right? possibly a defective new hub that went bad?

did u change tire size? is the tires rubbing the steering? :)

how fast are you going to make it happen? does it happen everytime?


sounds to me like you need another person to find it, and or a go pro camera :) mounted in the right place lol


ceramic brakes recently installed? did u break them in?

possibly a rotor noise?


hubs talk though :) when they get play.
 

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Definitely not tire rub. Hubs are new, I assume they got set up right. It only happens when starting up from a dead stop, in a turn. Worse to the left than the right. Brakes are about 2 years old.

I will try the go pro idea. I still have the one my daughter didn't lose when surfing.
 

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the hub nut needs to be torqued down with a torque wrench.

also the keeper and cotter pin should be a new one, dorman sells a kit to do each hub with a new keeper and cotter pin and thrust washer.


other than that, if its an outer noise, I would guess brakes if not hubs.


brakes or hubs ???

is the noise on the outside?

is it a rubbing noise?
a rubbing noise would be a steering joint on your tires if they are oversized. as you don't have that then probably not.


so its something rotating?

film it and put it on youtube.

is it towards the outside or by the diff area?


was the diff lube correct? the front is a dana 30? doesn't need an additive. (limited slips do).


yah so think, hubs, brakes.

best to narrow down the noise.


let us know :)
 

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Thanks, I'm on the road for a couple days, when I get home I'll mouth the go pro and run record the noise.
 

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So I took it to a jeep specialist here in NJ, and he thinks it's the spider gear and not coming from the front at all. I tend to believe him. Here's a quick video I shot:

https://youtu.be/rTxF4NvqX0M

He's going to open it up and take a look in a few days.
 

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Thanks I will check those out. Right now I have zero time to mess with it, so it's at a jeep place. He's going to check it out and call me with the options.
 

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Have you tried pulling the front drive shaft and seeing if the noise is still there? May help with diagnosis.
 
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