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post #1 of 4 Old 08-16-2017, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Vibration and popping?

I recently bought an 88 yj and if I turn my steering wheel all the way left and move at slow speed I get a lot of popping/crunching noise coming from the drivers side wheel area and at speed I get a slight vibration only when turning the wheel to the left. I'm thinking wheel bearing but thought I'd jump on here and ask before I order my parts. This is my first Wrangler after owning several XJ's.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-16-2017, 12:02 PM
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It could also be the axle u-joints. Take a Look at them and if they are not newish or look crusty or original, replace them as well

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-16-2017, 05:36 PM
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I'm betting your axle u-joints are shot as well. My Ram 2500 need axle u-joints and pops when I turn. I would think the unit bearings would pop all the time if it was them.


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post #4 of 4 Old 08-17-2017, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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I took a look at the axle u-joints....They look like they were put on in 1988. I know what I'm doing this weekend.
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