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post #1 of 4 Old 04-17-2017, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Lubing slip joints

'96 XJ AW4 here and for a while I've had this clunking sound just when I come to a stop and right when taking off again. From the feeling and sound if it I'm guessing it's coming from somewhere in the drive line somewhat toward the rear. The sound doesn't repeat itself, it's just one solid clunk when stopping and again when starting. Asked around about it before but nobody had any solid ideas about it.

So couple days ago I see this write-up describing how to grease the slip joints of XJs 97 and up. And in it is a description of a sounds exactly like what I've got. So all happy I've prob found the culprit I re-read the write up again and see it's only for, yes 97s and up.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/g...ite-up-357569/

What's the deal with trying to do the same to my '96? Is my drive line that much different from the 97?


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post #2 of 4 Old 04-17-2017, 08:21 AM
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'96 XJ AW4 .....

.... Is my drive line that much different from the 97?

Crawl under it, and let us know what you see.

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Yeah, guess I coulda figured on that answer. Guilty of being too lazy at times.

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post #4 of 4 Old 04-17-2017, 10:33 PM
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Look for this: you see how the yoke is not square with the u-joint. A worn-through bearing cap was allowing this to slap back and forth upon stopping and going.

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