I have a 04 Wrangler sport with a dana 35 in the rear... For awhile now every time i gas it to go, it feels like someone is taking a sledgehammer to the ***-end of my jeep, and it happens everytime.
Ive jacked it up to see if i could see anything wrong, the pinion is still tight, but there is play in the driveline about an 1 to 1 1/2in of play as i grab the driveline and rotate it back and forth. plus i can move the wheels in and out like the wheel bearings are shot. on both sides.
Guess the question is, what would cause the banging in the rear end when i hit the gas? any sugestions before i pour a lot of money into this.
06-24-2012 11:40 PM
Ring and pinion
06-26-2012 06:17 PM
any other ideas? I noticed today that my d-30 axle shafts move in and out way more than I would like them to!
To the OP, have you checked your control arm bushings?
06-26-2012 06:22 PM
I'd start taking the axle apart.. But First take the diff over off and check for play in the gears.
07-06-2012 11:10 AM
It was my driveline after 2 yokes, new leaf springs, gears, pinion and carrier bearing a rebuilt t case
10-26-2012 12:41 PM
Just wanted to say i got it figured out, it was the rear lower control arms the whole time, they were completely shot, so i replaced those and it was no more clunking at all... Now i just need a longarm kit ;)