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post #1 of 5 Old 04-07-2013, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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Help. Clunking noise when breaking

The other day I was driving and started hearing a clunking noise coming from the front left of the car. It only really made it when I was slowing down or breaking. Thought it mite have been the wheel bearing so I've replaced that and it's still doing it. Has anyone had this problem before and could help me?

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-07-2013, 07:59 AM
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Year, model, miles??? Fill in your profile so we know what we're lookin at, helps give better answers. That said it could be many things. Bad u-joint, ball joint, shock, bushing, etc. Check everything.

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Sorry it's a 96 xj cherokee done about 300 000kms. It's making a whining noise at speed then as you slow down it clunks and makes a grinding noise seems to he worse the more I brake till I stop. Just not sure if I should continue driving on it or not.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-07-2013, 08:20 AM
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Dumb question, what do the brakes look like? Sounds like it could possibly be front diff related. You could also drain the diff fluid and see if there is anything going on inside. Don't know if it's your DD or not, but if it is you need to figure it out ASAP before it leaves you stranded.

Oh, check your unit bearings before you dive into the axle, too.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-07-2013, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Brakes look fine had them off today when replacing the bearing and hub. Il drain the diff and check bearings and everything and try not to drive it as much a possible fingers crossed its nothing major
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