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Unread 09-27-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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Help! Constant clicking noise as i accelerate

Hey fellow wranglers my jeep recently started getting a constant clicking sound when i accelerate throughout all my gears, it gets louder as I get faster in all gears, but in 4th its pretty quiet.
is it the u joints, hydraulic valves, do i need to change the hubs, is it the exhaust I dont knoww what it is has this happened to you before? if so what was it?

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Unread 09-27-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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oh ya someone said it sonded like it was coming from the front axle or near there i think more on the left side
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Unread 09-27-2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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I would say u-joint. If it just started all the sudden. You can remove rear drive line if you have a SYE and run in 4wd to check if it is rear. Also make sure you check fluid levels in everything also. But this is where I would start. Good luck.
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Unread 09-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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i have a power stearing leak, does that mean anything?
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Unread 09-27-2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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No not really I would isolate the front drive line from the rear driveline to troubleshoot. At least you will know which end. Then you can get to the component level. But the clicking is usually a u-joint.
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Unread 09-28-2012, 07:04 AM   #6
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For Pete's Sake!!! You drive a YJ.... that clicking noise is your teeth rattling!!


On a more serious note, I am having the same issue/noise and found out it was my front passenger ujoint. Check out my 2 vids of what I found. You can hear the clicking in the one vid as I spin the tire. Sorry for the Blair Witch filmography... As I haven't yet figured out how to link Youtube vids on my iPhone and I generally suck at the interwebs....

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=AfAwWgze30g

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=ZBgvywEhK6k
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Unread 09-28-2012, 07:24 AM   #7
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Ujoint or unit bearing/hub
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Hey fellow wranglers my jeep recently started getting a constant clicking sound when i accelerate throughout all my gears, it gets louder as I get faster in all gears, but in 4th its pretty quiet.
is it the u joints, hydraulic valves, do i need to change the hubs, is it the exhaust I dont knoww what it is has this happened to you before? if so what was it?
What I highlighted above is a direct signal to having internal transmission problems - the counter shaft is in need of repair - probably a bearing - it doesn't do anything but spin with no power being transmitted when in 4th gear -

If it was a u-joint or a unit bearing 4th gear would make no difference
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What I highlighted above is a direct signal to having internal transmission problems - the counter shaft is in need of repair - probably a bearing - it doesn't do anything but spin with no power being transmitted when in 4th gear -

If it was a u-joint or a unit bearing 4th gear would make no difference
Unless its just the tires humming so loud in 4th you can't hear it! ;D
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Unread 09-30-2012, 11:16 PM   #10
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Well now I cant shift into any gears and if I do shift into gear it just grinds the gears making a really loud noise and doesnt move an inch... I'm not sure what it is but I might sell it because iI think the cost of repairs might cost alot, im not sure what it would be.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 12:50 AM   #11
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I'll have to agree with zeuse on the counter shaft, possibly main shaft bearing.
I've helped my son change 2 ax-5's on his 93.

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The first was 3rd gear failure, and the second pic is what was left of the input bearing.
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What I highlighted above is a direct signal to having internal transmission problems - the counter shaft is in need of repair - probably a bearing - it doesn't do anything but spin with no power being transmitted when in 4th gear -

If it was a u-joint or a unit bearing 4th gear would make no difference
This. Definitely.

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Unless its just the tires humming so loud in 4th you can't hear it! ;D
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What I highlighted above is a direct signal to having internal transmission problems - the counter shaft is in need of repair - probably a bearing - it doesn't do anything but spin with no power being transmitted when in 4th gear -

If it was a u-joint or a unit bearing 4th gear would make no difference
Agreed, that or the common fifth gear failure.
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