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post #1 of 4 Old 08-13-2019, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thumping when turning or shifting out of 2nd and 3rd

Hey guys, I started driving today and when im driving slow like out of my neighborhood and and to make a turn while accelerating im getting a loud thump in the back of the jeep. also when I accelerate out of 2nd or 3rd gear it feels like the car is slipping out of gear. im assuming it has something to do with the rear diff and the pinion seal has some oil on it but it doesn't seem to be leaking bad. any thoughts? the driveshaft also has very little play.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-13-2019, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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forgot to mention its a 05 wrangler x 89k miles manual transmission
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-16-2019, 11:49 AM
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The description has me thinking a possible problem with the rear differential spider gears. I'd remove the rear diff cover and inspect the internals for damage.

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The slipping out of gear is usually a symptom of a worn clutch on a manual.

The thumping when load is applied could be as simple as worn out control arm bushings, ujoint(s) or loose bolts on suspension, or as severe as spider gears / gears chipped as Mukluk says.

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