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Unread 02-14-2010, 05:28 PM   #1
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Really Bad Thud/Pop from Steering Rack Area

So basically i have a ridiculously bad thud/ pop noise coming from near the driver side of the my Jeep. This at first only happened when i was stopped and it happened once in a while, but now it is happening at all speeds, stopped, you name it. I got underneath while someone turn the wheel back and forth and the popping noise is coming from above the engine skid plate like its the steering rack. If i place a hand on the outer tie rod while the wheel is being turned back and forth you can feel clicking kinda. If i place a hand on the UCA or Stabalizer link i feel nothing so its got to do with the steering rack/ Tie Rods. Also when at full lock, the steering growns Any ideas?

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Unread 02-15-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
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Does the power steering fluid need to be checked with the vehicle off or on?
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Daystar 2" Spacer Lift With SkyJacker Hydro Shocks
JBA Gen 5.5 Upper Control Arms
Rokmen Riddler 8.25 Differential Cover
2 KC Slimlite 100 Watt Driving Lights on JK Light Bar
245/75/16 All Terrains
Mopar Front Tow Hooks
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Mopar Skids
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Unread 02-19-2010, 12:08 PM   #3
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You'll want to check your power steering fluid with the engine turned off. As for your clunking noise what I would do is pull the wheel off, remove the strut and UCA. Check for anything obvious like a loose bolt. Then re-install the UCA and the strut and make sure everything is really tight. Then see if the noise went away. I'm no expert, but that's what I would do.
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Unread 02-19-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
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Its at the Dealer now, ill keep you posted on results
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JBA Gen 5.5 Upper Control Arms
Rokmen Riddler 8.25 Differential Cover
2 KC Slimlite 100 Watt Driving Lights on JK Light Bar
245/75/16 All Terrains
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Unread 02-19-2010, 09:36 PM   #5
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Dealer says they found the problem. The Camber bolts were loose and they were sliding around. I had an alignment done like a month ago so looks like i will be going back to the alignment shop to find out why they werent tightened properly and to argue over the 106.00 the dealer charged me for 1 hour of labor. Anyway, which bolts are the camber bolts? The LCA bolts?
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JBA Gen 5.5 Upper Control Arms
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245/75/16 All Terrains
Mopar Front Tow Hooks
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