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post #1 of 30 Old 04-30-2010, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Steering knock, another cause!

Part of the knocking sound and feel in my steering wheel was from the Transmission lines that run along the left side of the engine block and oil pan. Thereís a plastic clamp/bracket that the lines are attached too which in turn attaches to a special stud on the oil pan flange. Well on mine, it would slip off shortly after being re-attached. Itís been that way for quite awhile but I never discovered it until recently. No matter how many times I put it back it would just come off. So I decided to make a permanent fix. In the following pics you can see what bracket Iím talking about and where the knocking sound was coming from along with the fix. Those with autos might want to check theirs to see if they have the same problem as me. Maybe Iím the only one but it wonít hurt to check.

This is it detached.



This is where the knocking sound and feel is coming from. Although in this pic the hose is resting on the steering linkage, as you drive and turn it rubs and bangs on the line fittings and tubing. Also, even though it looks like other parts are making contact, itís just the angle of the shot. Everything else has plenty of clearance.


And this is what itís supposed to look like when itís attached.


Now that itís attached thereís plenty of clearance. This is the way itís supposed to be.


Since I have the RockHard front skid installed I used the left front support to attach a simple bracket that I made. Itís 1/8inch aluminum. I figured that aluminum would be a lot safer than steel if for some reason the lines ever made contact (I donít see how butÖ) with the Trans lines.


Here it is with the bend.


Ready to assemble. All hardware is Stainless Steel.


Just need to put skid support back on.


Thatís it. Skid support re-installed and ready to go. Problem solved.


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post #2 of 30 Old 04-30-2010, 06:59 PM
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Thanks for sharing.. You did a very good and professional (repair) job..
Just comes to prove that Chrysler Quality Control System is like Swiss Cheese, full of holes...
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Interesting....thanks for sharing. Awesome detailed descriptions and pictures. I'm going to have to double check mine tomorrow.

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Thanks for sharing.. You did a very good and professional (repair) job..
Just comes to prove that Chrysler Quality Control System is like Swiss Cheese, full of holes...
Thanks, I appreciate that. Not sure how many Jeeps out there have this problem. Hope it helps some people that have knocking noise thatís hard to find.
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Interesting....thanks for sharing. Awesome detailed descriptions and pictures. I'm going to have to double check mine tomorrow.
Thanks. Let us know what yours is like. Very curious and want to know. Hope itís fine though.
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I don't know which is better, your repair or well photographed and explained description. Well done on both. Say, having any luck on that pesky roof leak? If you find a cure for that one I'll be first in line to try it out.
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Thanks for the complements. As far as any roof leaks, so far Iíve had none. Wish I could help though. I just couldnít stand it if my roof leaked. I know itís been a problem for quite a lot of people since the start of the JK run. I feel your pain and hope you get it fixed. Good luck.
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do you think that this could break after a couple thousand miles on my 2010 wrangler. I have had this steering clunk since i have had 4K on my wrangler......have almost 8K now!

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Great write up 1222!

BTW, how are you liking the rubi-crawler lo range?


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What a great job. Professional all the way!
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do you think that this could break after a couple thousand miles on my 2010 wrangler. I have had this steering clunk since i have had 4K on my wrangler......have almost 8K now!

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If itís the same steering clunk that the rest of us have/had then no, it wonít break. Sounds and feels like it will though. If you can get the dealer to recognize the clunk, they will fix it. Just be sure to go on the test drive when they try to replicate it. Good luck.
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Great write up 1222!

BTW, how are you liking the rubi-crawler lo range?

Thanks and I love the Rubi Crawler. I really donít use it that much since the Rubicons have the 4.1 low. I got the Crawler mainly for extreme hill descents. The auto really sucks in those situations. Of course Iíve used for other situations too but only on rare occasions. Itís nice to know itís there if I need it though. Worth every penny to me.
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What a great job. Professional all the way!
Thank you.
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bummer......not broken on my wrangler!!!!!

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Mine slipped off also, so I used tie wraps to hold it up (temp fix). So far, no more kluck or knocking feel.

I will have to come up with a permanent solution as I have the Skid Row skid.

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