Also check the CV joint at the transfer case end of the front driveshaft.
That CV sits right under the driver's seat and the sound can appear to come from the rear. Climb under there and look at the boot in the CV joint; if it's torn or missing or there's grease splattered around it you'll need to replace it. DO NOT let a shop tell you the entire driveshaft has to be replaced. You can get the CV joint separately for just $55 from DriveShaftParts.com
. It is a common repair on Libertys.
Here's how to replace it.
The thread was started a while back so some of the info is outdated at the beginning of the thread. Read through to the end to get a feel for current pricing and sourcing.
2003 Renegade, Black
- 3.7L, 42RLE, 4.10's, 4X Guard Trans skid, Factory Engine, T-case, Tank skids, Modded BoulderBars sliders, OME 927/948, Bilsteins, JBA A-Arms & 1/4" top plate, 1 extra rear iso/side, Moabs with Firestone Destination AT's 255/70-16