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Unread 04-07-2002, 01:25 PM   #1
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clicking sound when turning

I have a 95 Cherokee Sport 2wd with 84k and when I turn the steering wheel at low speed/no speed I hear a clicking sound from the front suspension area as well as kind of feel it in the wheel. It's been happening for about 6 months now and seems to be getting worse. It will happen almost every time I pull in/out of a parking spot. It seemed to get worse when I replace the front wheel bearings. I took it to a shop and they though it was a worn out ball joint. Any ideas?

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Unread 04-07-2002, 08:47 PM   #2
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Grease up the trac-bar REALLY REALLY good. This basically took my noise like that away. There is a little grease fitting you will see where the upper part of the trac bar attaches.
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Unread 04-09-2002, 12:22 AM   #3
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Done that and it seems to have no effect for some reason. Unless i'm missing it. I typically grease 5 fittings under there. Am i missing something????
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Unread 04-09-2002, 01:01 PM   #4
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When I had the same problem and it got real bad, it turned out that the bracket that the top of the trac bar bolts into was at fault. The hole at the bottom of the bracket that the trac bar attaches too was barrowed out, aka it had warn to be slightly larger than it was supposed to be. This is what caused the noise. I had to replace the bracket, about $100 and it is an easy job. I hope this helps.
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Unread 04-09-2002, 07:25 PM   #5
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If you have automatic hubs, these can be the culprit. The lousy spring does not always completely disengage the hub. Yep, my '97 XJ sometimes does this also...
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Unread 04-10-2002, 09:38 PM   #6
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Its 2wd, so i'm sure auto hubs are not the prob
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Unread 04-11-2002, 07:56 AM   #7
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Check the U-Joints.
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Unread 04-14-2002, 03:54 PM   #8
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I had the same problem and it required replacing my cv joints. kind of expensive. Speaking of turning problems, whenever I make left-hand turns over ten mph while using the brakes, I get a non-metallic rubbing noise. Any ideas?
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Unread 04-15-2002, 09:57 PM   #9
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It's not 4wd. I doubt CV joints are the problem....
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Unread 03-07-2004, 11:06 PM   #10
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I have exactly this same problem with my 2wd '93 - When the steering wheel is turned, to pull into the garage or a parking space, something (I think in the front end) clicks and keeps on clicking until the wheel is straightened.

If I hit the brakes to come to a complete stop while the steering wheel is still turned, the clicking stops the same time the wheels stop turning, and if I inch forward even just a couple of inches, it clicks again.

If I go a little faster with the steering wheel still turned, it clicks rapidly. It's about the same in both directions. I looked for anything catching or rubbing or making contact but could not find anything.

Did you figure out what the problem was? maybe whatever worked for the original poster would work for me too.

Or anybody have any further ideas? I will take a look at the track bar as somebody up above mentioned.

Thanks!!
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