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post #16 of 35 Old 02-04-2011, 07:50 AM
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Just back it up to the computer, we can take it from here.


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post #17 of 35 Old 02-05-2011, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ok..... done... what now? :-)
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post #18 of 35 Old 02-09-2011, 08:23 PM
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Did you figure out what it was?
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No not yet... I believe its the shock or the bushing tho.
I haven't crawled under it yet...
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post #20 of 35 Old 02-10-2011, 07:11 AM
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Just thinking out loud here but if you have a strange clunking noise under your vehicles would it not make sense to look underneath before doing anything else?

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Just thinking out loud here but if you have a strange clunking noise under your vehicles would it not make sense to look underneath before doing anything else?
its easier to go to the computer and type to people who cant see/touch/hear the jeep and have them guess

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post #22 of 35 Old 02-10-2011, 12:18 PM
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I have the same noise. I know it is worse if I have any gear in the back or anyone riding in the Jeep with me. Seems to be coming from the rear passenger area. Whenever I take off the hardtop and/or take out the back seat the noise disappears. I've chalked it up to something with the suspension and will just live with it until I put a lift on.
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post #23 of 35 Old 02-11-2011, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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I have the same noise. I know it is worse if I have any gear in the back or anyone riding in the Jeep with me. Seems to be coming from the rear passenger area. Whenever I take off the hardtop and/or take out the back seat the noise disappears. I've chalked it up to something with the suspension and will just live with it until I put a lift on.
Yes, that sounds like my problem almost to a t. I do have a lift is the only exception.

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post #24 of 35 Old 02-11-2011, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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Jbolty- let me be more clear. Ive looked underneath, I just haven't put it on a lift yet. I've checked bolts, looked for broken mounts, and other oddities... nothing
That was my bad, I shouldn't have said it the way I said it.

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I asked the question, not because I didn't have my own ideas or wanted to have everyone else try to diagnose the problem. I asked because I wanted to see if anyone else had the same problem and to get some other ideas on things maybe I didnt think of.

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I have the same noise. I know it is worse if I have any gear in the back or anyone riding in the Jeep with me. Seems to be coming from the rear passenger area. Whenever I take off the hardtop and/or take out the back seat the noise disappears. I've chalked it up to something with the suspension and will just live with it until I put a lift on.
How long have you had the noise? Long time, has it gotten worse?
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I'd say it's been there for about 2 months. It seems to be worse when it's cold out. I haven't gotten under there to check anything yet, but I'm replacing my torque arm and tranny mount next weekend so I'll try to figure it out then.
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Check the rubber muffler hangers?

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So I found the problem... the shocks were loose.
I thought maybe a bushing, but the shock was literally loose.
So I checked the rest and they were all loose to some degree. I was a little surprised, its the first time I've seen all 4 loosen up like that. All at the top too. I'm going to tighten them up tomorrow, hopefully that does the trick.
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post #30 of 35 Old 02-12-2011, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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So I found the problem... the shocks were loose.
I thought maybe a bushing, but the shock was literally loose.
So I checked the rest and they were all loose to some degree. I was a little surprised, its the first time I've seen all 4 loosen up like that. All at the top too. I'm going to tighten them up tomorrow, hopefully that does the trick.
So i jumped the gun a little, it is bushings in the rear. Fronts snugged up a little but needs bushings too
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