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Unread 07-28-2006, 06:09 PM   #1
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clunking noise in back left tire area

Ok so i had already made this thread but i thought it was my shocks..turns out its not i went to so much trouble that i put my old (stock) shocks i and took out the MX-6s....still the clunk


helpp!

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Unread 07-28-2006, 07:11 PM   #2
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anyone have any thoughts?
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Unread 07-28-2006, 07:26 PM   #3
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check ball joints by jacking up the rear tires and if u can push in on the top of the tire and it rocks back and forth more than likely u have a bad ball joint, either that your lug nuts are loose lol
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Unread 07-28-2006, 08:34 PM   #4
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gotcha thanks man


if the ball joints are messed up...what will it cost to fix it any ideas?
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Unread 07-28-2006, 10:38 PM   #5
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ummm, if u take it to a shop and have them do itll itll cost up the wazu, but if u do it yourself (which is a ***** and a half lol) itll cost about $80 roughly i think
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Unread 07-28-2006, 11:43 PM   #6
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My best guess would be ball joints also. Have you greased them lately?
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Unread 07-28-2006, 11:47 PM   #7
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my spare gave me hell for a month...actually it was the jack down there
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Unread 07-29-2006, 12:35 AM   #8
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Rear sway bar bushings.
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Unread 07-29-2006, 12:55 AM   #9
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Theres balljoints in the rear?
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Unread 07-29-2006, 01:05 AM   #10
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Stop the insanity!!!!

There are no ball joints in the rear.

If you have play in the tires when it's on jacks, you need new bearings and probably other items.

It's one of three things. Control arm bushings, sway bar bushings, or track bar.

Check all those and see where you are at.
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Unread 07-29-2006, 01:13 AM   #11
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See.. someone knows where thier ball thingies are..

Might check your muffler too, see if its loose and banging on anything.
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Unread 07-29-2006, 12:24 PM   #12
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It's one of three things. Control arm bushings, sway bar bushings, or track bar.

Check all those and see where you are at.[/QUOTE]


how do i check those 3 things?
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Unread 07-29-2006, 12:54 PM   #13
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Raise the rear of the Jeep on jackstands. Pull on the control arms and track bar and look for any movement.

For the sway bar, look at it and verify everything looks normal and then attempt to move it by hand. I think some WJ's don't have a rear sway bar, so if you don't have one, no big deal.
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Unread 07-29-2006, 01:19 PM   #14
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ok thanks man ill get back to you' all and let you know whats going on


question tho: why would my control arms already have problems i only have 23000 miles on it
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Unread 07-29-2006, 01:42 PM   #15
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Some folks drive 240K on theirs with no problems. Others drive 10K and have issues.

Quality control at Chrysler is still a problem. I know several folks who've had to get Hemi engines replaced as well as their trannys.

It doesn't help that they switch parts manufacturer's so often that it seems like nothing ever stays the same for more than a year or so. Causes lots of parts problems.
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