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post #1 of 22 Old 07-28-2010, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Axle pics what do you think?

I bought a Jeep that needs some work. If I drive more than 20 miles or so, I hear popping coming from the front end. I took it to a joker who told me to get a whole new axle and lower control arms. It is not leaking and it drives straight as an arrow. Do you think I could replace the control arms, mounting brackets and knuckle and be fine? I really dont want to put a junkyard axle in it.

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post #2 of 22 Old 07-28-2010, 11:10 AM
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When do you hear the noise?
Going straight?
Turning?
Bumps?
Low speed/high speed?
Braking?
Accelerating?

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post #3 of 22 Old 07-28-2010, 11:13 AM
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Sure its not the transfer case linkage hitting the tub?

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Sure its not the transfer case linkage hitting the tub?
i could be wrong, but i think it has something to do with that lower control arm mount [pictured].

you can buy some LCA mounts from rusty's or other places that are beefier than the stock mounts. of course, the old need to be removed and the new welded in place.

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post #5 of 22 Old 07-28-2010, 11:17 AM
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You might be able to get away with just new brackets.
9706LCABK Lower Control Arm Bracket

Front the pics it looks like the whole axle is shifted slightly to the pass. side of the jeep. The spring looks a little crooked compared to the bump stop, it could just be the angle of the pic though. Also the tie rod looks like there is a bit of a bend to it, again this might just be the angle of the picture. How did this happen? Id start looking over everything very carefully and see if there is anything else out of whack.

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post #6 of 22 Old 07-28-2010, 11:21 AM
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Your lower control arm brackets are toast, but that isn't what is making your popping noise. RUSTY'S sells some nice replacement lower control arm brackets for about $60.00..... you will need to cut the old OEM junk off (not hard to do) and weld the new ones on.
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post #7 of 22 Old 07-28-2010, 11:22 AM
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oooh yea didnt see that bracket...yea def need new ones

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post #8 of 22 Old 07-28-2010, 11:24 AM
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Photos were too big for me to see well. But yeah, they've been beaten pretty badly.

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post #9 of 22 Old 07-28-2010, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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It makes it when turning at low speeds after alot of driving. It doesnt make any noise when I first get in it if I want to figure 8's even. I really have no clue how it happened.
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the PO beat it thats what happened

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post #11 of 22 Old 07-28-2010, 12:07 PM
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yeah dude seems your lower control arm mounts are shot, check for other warped metal and replace it

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post #12 of 22 Old 07-28-2010, 12:11 PM
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put a level on the axles..make sure their not warped either.

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I would check your axle shaft ujoints since you say its happening while turning. It possible that the seal has gone bad and the heat from driving would be creating friction and giving you noises while turning.

I would also check the oil in your differential. If the PO put the wrong type of oil in, you might not be getting the lubrication that you need at higher temps.
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I would check your axle shaft ujoints since you say its happening while turning. It possible that the seal has gone bad and the heat from driving would be creating friction and giving you noises while turning.

I would also check the oil in your differential. If the PO put the wrong type of oil in, you might not be getting the lubrication that you need at higher temps.
x2 popping when turning usually leads to u-joints. It could be a bunch of different things since the jeep looks beat to all hell. Fix the stuff that is visibly wrong and then start tracking down other stuff. I would recommend picking a front axle from a u-pull it and putting it in. It should be fairly cheap and plenty of spare parts for your beaten down D30
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x2 popping when turning usually leads to u-joints. It could be a bunch of different things since the jeep looks beat to all hell. Fix the stuff that is visibly wrong and then start tracking down other stuff. I would recommend picking a front axle from a u-pull it and putting it in. It should be fairly cheap and plenty of spare parts for your beaten down D30
Prob alot cheaper too then a shop pulling the axle and putting it in a jig and welding on the new brackets.

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