Ball, joint, U-joint, control arms? Clunking noise.
A clunking/ popping noise has developed in my jeep. I am currently trying to chase down a bump induced wobble. I have aligned and balanced (though I think i could benifit from a better balance job.) I have added a jks adj front track bar and lastly I have loosen and retorqued all the control arm bolts. The bump wobble is still present but I am thinking more along the lines of a caster issue or the tires need to be perfectly balanced.
However this clunking popping noise has developed after I retorqued all the the control arm bolts so yesterday I went out and re-re-torqued all the control arms, and the front trac bar at both ends. (No change!) Am I doing something wrong? Have I over torqued something? Or is it just coincidence and is something wearing out. I hear this sound only when making sharp turns at low speeds especially when parking. But it does not happen if I saw the steering wheel back and forth when I am sitting still. I must be moving. The popping can only be one pop or 3 pops or more and it happens more when I am turning left than right. From inside the jeep it sounds like its coming from the front pass side of the vehicle.
Could this be a bad ball Joint or u-joint? The vehicle has only 33k (but i do wheel it 5-6 times per year)
Please help before I have to pay the 4wd shop to figure it out
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2 1/2 ome, 1" BL, Skids, cobra, 33/12.50 MTZs on MT classic locks