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post #1 of 6 Old 05-28-2003, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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hi.. some advise on a knock...

im not sure what j of jeep i have..its a old 90 wrangler, 4cly 5sp..
it has 200k on it and still goin strong every day...anyways...
ive noticed a slight tap or knock when i turn the wheel left or right..seems to be coming from the wheel area.. seems a bit more pronounced on the right turn... what would this be...

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-28-2003, 11:23 AM
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Welcome oldtimer,

You have a YJ just for future reference.

Sorry I can't say for sure what your problem is but my guess would be a front axle u-joint. Maybe someone else will have another idea


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post #3 of 6 Old 05-28-2003, 11:24 AM
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could be a u joint in the axel or a bearing in the frount end some were

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post #4 of 6 Old 05-28-2003, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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thats probly right... ill check them for play...thanks for the info!
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-28-2003, 01:08 PM
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With the engine running for the power steering, have someone turn the wheel back and forth to make it knock, while your underneth or up front checking the sound. I found mine to be a slight shift of a front spring at the main eye bolt. Unless your hand/ ear was there, you couldn't tell where it was comming from, but you sure could feel/hear it threwout the whole Jeep.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-28-2003, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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good point!

ill get dirty....heheheh
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