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post #1 of 8 Old 08-14-2013, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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... My jeep has been making a clunk sound when I turn RIGHT ever since I got my RC lift kit installed... The mechanic said it was nothing to worry about and that the new height of the Jeep may have placed two pieces of metal together...

Also when I'm parked and crank the wheel to the right I can hear the sound...

But I just learned something today also... When I'm going straight and mash the pedal to the floor I hear the sound also...

So any ideas?

I also have 1.5 Spidertrax spacers w/ 255/65/17 BFG tires. Could any of that play a role?

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-14-2013, 05:48 PM
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Not sure, but i remember reading about an adjustment screw on the rack that seemed to be the culprit of the clunk for a lot of guys. Do a search
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-14-2013, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Not sure, but i remember reading about an adjustment screw on the rack that seemed to be the culprit of the clunk for a lot of guys. Do a search
By rack what are you referring to?

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post #4 of 8 Old 08-14-2013, 06:05 PM
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Steering rack. Rack and pinion
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-14-2013, 06:28 PM
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2" BB? Check the steering knuckle towers arent touching the top of the swaybar link. When i put the BB on mine the tower would just barely catch he washer on the bolt for the top link. The pop I heard was it pushing the link and slipping by. You would see markings on the side of the tower if that was it.


the steering rack as stated above has caused some people clunking when a little loose. Theres a thread on it here.

Also another thread where the guy didnt bottom out the top strut cylinder bolt and it was just enough play to cause a clunk.
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-14-2013, 07:47 PM
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I would guess inner or outter tie rods or steering rack nut as stated above .
differential bushings are famous for going bad too. does it clunk shifting from P-R or D and back again ?
you should lie under and look/listen while someone turns the wheel .

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I would guess inner or outter tie rods or steering rack nut as stated above .
differential bushings are famous for going bad too. does it clunk shifting from P-R or D and back again ?
you should lie under and look/listen while someone turns the wheel .
No clunks when shifting info any gears... I can create the sound by rotating the steering wheel right even by an inch... Example. Rotate right (clank) rotate some more (clank)... Or if I rock the steering wheel it will clank, clank, clank... But it makes no sounds when I turn to the left. But like I just noticed when I'm going straight and I gas It hard from any low speed I hear the sound too.

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No clunks when shifting info any gears... I can create the sound by rotating the steering wheel right even by an inch... Example. Rotate right (clank) rotate some more (clank)... Or if I rock the steering wheel it will clank, clank, clank... But it makes no sounds when I turn to the left. But like I just noticed when I'm going straight and I gas It hard from any low speed I hear the sound too.
you need to jack up the front so the tire is just off the ground ( i like to do it 1 at a time for isolation) and wiggle the tire sharply left to right by hand and listen/look for a pop from the tie rods (you should be able to replicate your sound ) . While the tires up , you can stick a crow bar under the tire and pull up and listen to hear if the ball joints pop ( not that i think it's ball joints , but you have it up anyways )
I would check out this thread too http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/t...d-pop-1421373/

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