Front End Clunk/ Light Vibration - Passenger Side -
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post #1 of 2 Old 09-19-2017, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Front End Clunk/ Light Vibration - Passenger Side

Hi all,

So a couple days ago I was driving in the rain, and came across a puddle. However I didn't realize exactly how deep the puddle was till I hit it (there is a dip in the road there). Must have been at about 40km/h? not very fast but it enough to slow me down a bit.

Fast forward to the next day, taking off from my driveway in 1st, I notice a sort of clunking/vibration from the front passengers side. Get up to about 20km/h not noticeable - obviously speed can mask sounds. Then taking off at the first stop sign, again same noise. Ok so I try taking off as slowly as possible and I didnt hear it. Now I have hear it sometimes and dont hear it other times? Always taking off from a stop.

Then today I was pulling into a friends driveway ( wheels were turned right) and he said he heard a noise like a clunk from the front right?

My question is where do I go from here?I put the jeep up on jack and wiggled the wheel, no play. Visually nothing in the front looks like it is bent.

My jeep 2003/4.0/5spd/2.5"RC x series lift (installed in may)/ 31" bfg a/t

Yes i realize i screwed up hitting that puddle hard

89 YJ 4.2 5speed - 1" Spacers / 31" MT
93 YJ 4.0 Auto
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-20-2017, 10:35 PM
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Is it a single clunk or repetitive?

For single, I'd check the brake calipers to make sure they're not hanging up after the brakes are released. For repetitive, I'd lean toward u-joints being the issue.

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