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Unread 10-13-2009, 04:02 PM   #1
monkeymom
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Front Wheel Problem

My 97 4.0 has a new problem today. could use some help. When in drive the right front wheel is making a clunking noise kinda like if you had a flat tire with out the bumping. I jacked it up and the tire is hard to move with your hands. It didn't do it when in reverse. Any ideas?

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Unread 10-13-2009, 04:19 PM   #2
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peolpe are going to ask you more about your jeep before diagnosing. Is it all stock? Ton of miles on it? Anything in the area been recently replaced?
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Unread 10-13-2009, 04:27 PM   #3
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Mileage is 140,000. Stock. I just had the flywheel replace, radiator, and the rear end about 3 months ago.
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Unread 10-13-2009, 04:40 PM   #4
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With the wheel off the ground, grab it and shake it. Is there any play? The hub bearing might be toast. Also stick a couple fingers on the axle u-joint and wiggle it hard. shouldn't be any play there either. Inspect the bushings in you sway bar. they can cause a nasty thump if they are trashed. Although that wouldn't affect the wheel not spinning. Is the brake seized up? Might be you're unlucky and its a combination of things.
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RE Adjustable Trac Bar, Rusty's Adjustable UCA's
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Unread 10-13-2009, 05:27 PM   #5
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sounds like the hub is bad.
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