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Unread 03-06-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
SchwennysJeep
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Front axle/diff? noise, PLEASE HELP!

My 1994 5.2L 4x4 ZJ with a D30 front axle makes this annoying clunking while accelerating and braking only. The noise will stop completely when letting off the accelerator and coast. The clunking speeds up and gets louder the faster I drive.
I replaced the front drive shaft Ujoints that were questionable thinking thats what was causing the clunking no luck there.

Could somebody please help, I'm not sure what to check or try next.

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Unread 03-06-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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My 1994 5.2L 4x4 ZJ with a D30 front axle makes this annoying clunking while accelerating and braking only. The noise will stop completely when letting off the accelerator and coast. The clunking speeds up and gets louder the faster I drive.
I replaced the front drive shaft Ujoints that were questionable thinking thats what was causing the clunking no luck there.

Could somebody please help, I'm not sure what to check or try next.
As far as the accelerating, I'd suspect the double cardan joint in the front shaft. Even if you replaced the u-joints, the ball and socket could be bad.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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I was thinking maybe a bad bearing in the front diff, but I really dont know.
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