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Unread 08-04-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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jeep rearend rattle

ok so i got 2005 jeep grand cherokee awd 4.7L and its got a rattle coming from the rear end every time i hit a bump on the road and its coming more from the rear right jeeps got new rear shocks the control arms bushings look and fill good the sway bar bushings look good also is there a way to see if there are bad sway bar bushings and the last thing is the rear right side of the axle is leaking oil/grease i know it will need a new seal could this be the loud rattle

ok so i made a vid of the rattling its starts a 2:28 thanx




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Unread 08-05-2013, 03:09 AM   #2
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Check the torque on the shocks first. Check all your heat shield bolts as well. I've usually read about frot sway bar bushings being replaced...never rear?
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Unread 08-05-2013, 09:38 AM   #3
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I've got the same thing. More like a rattle/ thud. Haven't had a chance to look yet, but I get the feeling it's a loose or missing exhaust hanger allowing my exhaust to move around.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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I had this thud noise over small bumps. After you check all the shock bolts check the spare tire too.


If its neither of those, I found by rattling thud by banging on the frame and could hear the noise. It was the heat shield! That shield is bolted with 3 bolts. I dropped the spare tire, removed the heat shield, the reinstalled it with thick rubber washers between it and the frame... All 3 bolt locations. Thud nose is gone now!
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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:31 AM   #5
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Good to know! I'll check it during my next oil change
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Do you have a draw bar in the trailer hitch?
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Unread 08-09-2013, 04:24 PM   #7
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Ok I did the video see if anyone had the same problem I also checked the shock bolts there good and the shield by the tire that's not there last owner removed it

Another problem I started having every time I hit a bump small or big don't matter the rear end moves to the left its always to the left it also does it when driving in the hwyway it's got a 2"rc lift but my friend jeep gc also has a lift and it doesn't do it to his jeep anyone know thanx
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