strange sound from frent end, help
07 JK, strange sound coming from my front end. I can easily re-create the sound in first and second, anytime I am accelerating hard or any rpm's above 35 I get a weird sound in the front end. the best I can describe it, it sounds like something is maybe lose and somewhat slapping around, a high pitched kind of ringing. almost as if a bolt is lose and rattling around. I looked around the best I could and couldn't easily see what it could have been. Just wondering if anyone has had this problem or maybe has some ideas for me to investigate further.
Or a stone in the catalytic converter heat shield. My dad went round and round for almost a year with his Samurai with that one...
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Easy way to rule out the driveline is to pull the front driveshaft out and drive around. If the sound is gone then you know the problem is the driveline. Also do you happen to know someone with a go pro? You could slap that under the vehicle and drive it around. That may show you visually if something is loose.
It was a Jeep thing, but all that stuff broke
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Great suggestion...I will do that with my GoPro next time I need to diagnose a noise!
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i have the front drive shaft off and still making the noise. i will put the go pro on tonight and see. i'm hoping it's something easy. i recently had the track bar replaced... could that be it?
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99% sure i figured it out, a weld on the heat shield above the exhaust had given and was rattling agains the exhaust pipe. threw a new weld on and couldn't get the sound on the way to work today so i'm fairly sure i fixed it!
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