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Unread 07-07-2008, 12:49 AM   #1
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clicking or crunching sound in the front end

ok when i hit a bump just fight or i turn just right or the axle moves up and down i get a like a click or a crunching noise in the frontend.
just woundering could my tie rod or somthing up front wore out.

please help

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Unread 07-07-2008, 01:03 AM   #2
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or could it be the drag link
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Unread 07-07-2008, 07:30 AM   #3
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Is it more like a clunk?

Is your suspension stock?
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Unread 07-07-2008, 11:39 AM   #4
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no i haVE A 2 INCH BB
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Unread 07-07-2008, 11:47 AM   #5
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What about the noise?

Is it more of a clunk? Like a pop?

Or is it a clicking/crunching noise as you described (repititive)?

If its a clunk/pop, look at the sway bar links. If they are stock, they are prone to breaking apart at the top of the link where it connects to the sway bar.

There is a ball joint fitting there that is under a rubber boot. Rock the Jeep back and forth while watching that joint. See if the sway bar link is separating and moving independently of the sway bar.
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Unread 07-07-2008, 08:03 PM   #6
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I have the same noise and i was painting my shocks today and saw that it had disconnected there. That is the noise you are propably hearing, do you hear it when you go over a curb turning.
Wheelin do i have to buy the whole end or can i just get the boot?
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Unread 07-07-2008, 08:07 PM   #7
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Get quick disconnects. The stock links are like 40.00 apiece and will break again.
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Unread 07-07-2008, 09:06 PM   #8
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well i need them fast unless i can drive at highway speeds like that, when i move the jeep the ball just comes out so is that ok
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Unread 07-07-2008, 11:19 PM   #9
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You can drive at highway speeds like that. I drove mine for a couple of months before I even found out what the hell the noise was. Highway every day. If they were both broken, it would affect the handling in a body roll type situation, but not to where the jeep would just flop over belly up.
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Unread 07-08-2008, 12:12 AM   #10
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yeah first i was just hearing it on the pass side and now its on both it sure was a pita reconnecting the links after the lift maybe i should of gotten like 0-3 inch qds
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Unread 07-08-2008, 12:13 AM   #11
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0-3 inch lift qds
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idk if im talkin about the same noise but sometimes whenever my front end gets flexed pretty good i hear a kinda of "pop" noise. any1 kno what it is?
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I have the same noise and i was painting my shocks today and saw that it had disconnected there. That is the noise you are propably hearing, do you hear it when you go over a curb turning.
Wheelin do i have to buy the whole end or can i just get the boot?
You have to buy the entire link.

I recommend replacing them with something aftermarket like fire239 suggested.
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Unread 07-08-2008, 08:33 AM   #14
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If the sound the OP mentioned is actually a clicking/crunching sound as described in the title, couldn't it be the U-Joints in the front axle? I know that's how I would describe the sound of needle bearings self destructing.

Rubicon1000, does the sound get a lot worse when you're in 4WD?
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Unread 07-08-2008, 09:36 AM   #15
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If the sound the OP mentioned is actually a clicking/crunching sound as described in the title, couldn't it be the U-Joints in the front axle? I know that's how I would describe the sound of needle bearings self destructing.

Rubicon1000, does the sound get a lot worse when you're in 4WD?
Yep, it could be u-joints too.

I'm still trying to figure out what type of noise the OP is describing

I've asked twice now for clarification on the noise, but I'm not getting any help on this.
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