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Unread 11-06-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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axle u joint???

I have searched and read most of threads but they are all hit or miss ( the ones I found ) in four wheel drive I get a lot of grinding/creaking from what I thought was the tc but my friend said the front passenger wheel so I did the cut wheel test and when turning hard left the passenger wheel makes a wierd sound but not the opposite way. U joint bearing hub what could this be?

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Unread 11-06-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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Could be the ujoint. The hub bearing is going to turn either way. Take the wheel off and poke around. Take some pictures.
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Unread 11-06-2011, 01:11 PM   #3
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My ujoints are bad and they make a huge amount of noise when I'm in 4wd.
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Unread 11-06-2011, 01:22 PM   #4
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Ya if its in4wd its u joints clickin n cracking
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Unread 11-07-2011, 05:19 AM   #5
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It's like grinding and banging when I cut the wheel to left in two wheel but not to the right and there is no rubbing
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Unread 11-07-2011, 11:12 AM   #6
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It's like grinding and banging when I cut the wheel to left in two wheel but not to the right and there is no rubbing
That sounds more like tie rod ends or ball joints to me. If it's the u-joint, and it's making that much noise, you should be able to clearly see the problem without pulling anything off.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 02:40 PM   #7
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Yea I have no play at all by hand in any of the shafts I do head a slight clicking sometime though
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Unread 11-07-2011, 05:41 PM   #8
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If all you were having was clicking, I'd jump right on the u-joint wagon.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 09:24 PM   #9
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Ok so I poked around. Didn't jack the jeep up but that test I did cutting the wheel huge funk it was my tire hitting the fender I drove around in four wheel without cutting the wheel too hard and no noise. My friend said when he heard it was def a metallic sound. I'm gonna do some play testing haha tommorow in the mud. Anyone have a test to see what this is. Everything is nice and secure by hand nothing was loose or had any play.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 12:34 PM   #10
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driveshaft ujoint its hard to tell when they are bad with out taking it out the dribeshafy is hollow and will echo the noise everywhere so u have a hard job locating it.. rear driveshaft. mine was literally desrltroyed and it had no play with using your hands
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Unread 11-24-2011, 12:35 PM   #11
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driveshaft ujoint its hard to tell when they are bad with out taking it out the dribeshafy is hollow and will echo the noise everywhere so u have a hard job locating it.. rear driveshaft. mine was literally desrltroyed and it had no play with using your hands
ujoint was destroyed and the driveshaft had no play with human muscle... but the torque of jeep will kill u joint
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Unread 11-24-2011, 01:40 PM   #12
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The clicking/popping while turning sounds like u-joint, in 4wd test it out in a dirt/gravel parking lot. Usually, but not always, a bad ujoint can be seen while wheels are turned.

Coasting down a hill (with clutch pushed in) turn slightly from side to side....listen for clicking/popping...then it may be the wheel bearing hub.

If you jack the wheel off the ground, try lifting the wheel straight up and down, feeling/looking for play.....ball joints.(may need a 2x4 or some type of pry bar for this test)

When it's lifted, play in all directions....may be wheel bearing hub.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 01:48 PM   #13
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ujoint was destroyed and the driveshaft had no play with human muscle... but the torque of jeep will kill u joint
stranger things often happen. when doing a rebuild i pulled my rear shaft to find the first ujoint in the cv broken. no vibrations or anything. who knows how long ive been driving on it like that.
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