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post #1 of 5 Old 04-20-2017, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Need help!!

I just bought a 89 xj, with a 4.5" skyjacker lift already installed... i admit I am new to this, and new to building a project. I am mechanically inclined but not even close to a mechanic. That being said, i have a metallic grinding sound coming from the front drivers side, but only when i am rolling slow and turning right. I have never had a vehicle with a lift so I don't know what to look for if it were related to that. At first I thought it would be the brakes, but wouldn't it do it all the time? I just went out to walk next to it as my wife drove and it didn't do it at all, it did just rain and is cooler than it has been the last few days. It is without a doubt metal on metal and sounds like it matches the revolutions of the wheels.


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post #2 of 5 Old 04-20-2017, 08:53 PM
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Sounds like front axle ujoints.

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-20-2017, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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It only happens when I turn to the right, or sometimes straight, never to the left or when i apply the brakes.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-21-2017, 08:36 AM
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It only happens when I turn to the right, or sometimes straight, never to the left or when i apply the brakes.
Still think it could be ujoints. One side is just worn more than the other. If you want something cheaper and easier to check, make sure the dust shield on that side hasn't gotten bent or gotten something jammed in it.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-21-2017, 06:46 PM
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Wheels wider than stock or with more offset can cause the wheel bearings to wear faster also. Check for rust coming out of the ujoints. They may still be tight but binding due to lack of lube.


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