Help. Newbie. Clunking noise. Am i getting ripped off
Hi, thanks in advance for the help. I have a 89 YJ with a 4in rough country suspension lift and 35/12/15 mickeys. Had lift put on at local mechanic ( I'm not mechanically inclined). He missed a bolt or two doing the lift so I don't have a ton of confidence in him. He also fixed 5th gear and put in a clutch, all in fall of 2012. Took jeep in some mild mud a few weeks ago and heard clunking noise in 4wd. Left mud and parked it at home. 2wd worked fine at the time. I assumed ubolt and he thought same. When driving to mechanic, clunking got worse, only hear it when slowing down and sometimes it continued for a second or two after stopping. Also just at this point it was real hard to get in gear, had to grind to get in sometimes. He checked it out but said needs new rear end ( I know stock yj rear is junk, especially w big tires) and said transmission needs to be replaced. Does this sound right?? Also, what steps should I take if this is right, I'd rather upgrade rear end etc so it doesn't happen again. Thanks for your help.