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i just got my axles back in and the rear passenger side has this weird popping creaking sound that keeps happening at low speeds, any ideas of what could cause this?

it seems like it is connected with the leaf or shock absorber
 

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Dana 35 is bad most likely. The spider gears are most likely what you hear popping. The axle is weak and flexes a ton! And which leads to failing diffs. Sounds like an axle swap is in ur future like I just got done doing.
 

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Was if riding without the noise before you removed the axles???

If so why we're the axles out??

Is this a c clip rear or not???

If not a c clip rear did you get the axle seated properly??

Did you go back and pull the tire and wheel, brake drum and check your work???
 

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Yes it's a c clip rear end. I didn't make this sound before.

I took the axles to 4 wheel drive to have gears put in and this starts when I set the axles back in
 

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You talking axles or differentials??


Did they out a locker in for you??
 

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It does not have a locker. It sounds like its coming from where the axle housing touches the leafs but I've also double checked and it seems to of been installed properly
 

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Yeah I spent the morning putting my re-geared D30 in.
 

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Dumb question did you get the springs on the pins???

Torqued spring Ubolts to 105 ft/lbs??

It has to be something quick and easy. Wish I ws there
 

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Dana 35 is bad most likely. The spider gears are most likely what you hear popping. The axle is weak and flexes a ton! And which leads to failing diffs. .
I highly doubt that is the case. ^

Stoked New Jeeper .......You may have bad bearings, grit or dirt in the diff housing.
You said the gears were just installed? take it back and have them check the backlash.
 

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D5 said it right. If you didn't have any issue before you took it in for gears and all of a sudden something isn't right you should have them look at it ASAP. Most likely a problem with something they installed.
 

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I can see where it might be a bearing. But my D35 started popping and the sound seemed to come from the left rear side. It turned out that my left hand spider gear was the culprit. So hopefully something was re installed wrong or the bearing is bad. But worst case the D35 is now bad with new gears and most likely a new tighter backlash.
 

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As stated call the shop that did the work. Also if it does it while it being jacked up to me it would seem that something is not seated correctly on the out side of the axle, leaf spring center pin, bolts not tight enough, shock not correctly installed.
 

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update, obviously it needs to go back to the shop. unfortunately they are already closed. So i will be hauling it there on trailer monday. I just put it back up on the lift and ran it without any weight on the tires. it didnt make a sound at all. but when it is lifted and lowered it would make the popping sound. but it did not seem to be coming from the axles, it even happened when i lifted it and turned the drive shaft, while holding the drive shaft and lowering it and raising it i was able to feel a little click/pop when i heard it. it was very weird though, it was very hard to trace where it was coming from and each time seemed like it was coming from different locations. which to me would seem as if it was coming from inside the differential and just hearing it all around.
 

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Does your universal joint have any play in it? They can make some weird noises. I traced a squeak to a front outer drive shaft u joint in one of my XJ's. It took me a while to find it.
also, did the shop charge you for new pinion bearings? I have seen people use the old race with new bearings too. That would be one lazy,crappy mechanic, but it happens.
Just adding to the list of possabilities
 

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I have the shop all new bearings and races I removed the old ones before dropping it all off, I even made then set up bearings to use as well. And the u joint on the drive shaft is pretty solid I'm sure that's not where it is coming from there is no play in it and turns very smoothly by hand when lifted
 
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