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post #1 of 2 Old 04-17-2016, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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2wd Driveline Noise

So I've been searching forums for weeks and coming up with different answers. The jeep is a stock 2004 LJ, so stock d44 in the rear. Randomly when I'm traveling very slow from a stop sign but mainly when I'm backing into the driveway down a hill, my jeep has a bad popping, clanking, binding type noise. It also doesn't happen every time, no symptoms when I'm driving over like 2 mph. My first thought was my u-joints and they had a little play so I replaced them with no fix. My next guess was the spider gears because the driveway has a slight turn to it. Any suggestions? I plan on ripping the diff cover off this afternoon.

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post #2 of 2 Old 04-17-2016, 08:01 AM
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You could remove each driveshaft individually and see if it goes away. That would isolate it to the shaft that was removed. I'm thinking though that pulling the cover and looking at the gears like you plan is the right move though.
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