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02-04-2018 10:19 AM
ruffin11 Can someone give me some advice for a problem i have with my 2001 jeep cherkee 4wd , it just started making a popping noise when i make a left turn , all the sound is coming from left front of jeep . iT happens only when turning to the left and alittle popping when going over a bump , and when i am stopped i tryed turning the wheel back an forth and it makes that popping noise when turning steering wheel can someone direct me to a fix for this problem i would really appreciate any advice that i can go on and whittle the problem down to a few ideas then all the ones i've have come up with... In advice THANKS all...
02-13-2012 04:53 PM
TJBrit
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Originally Posted by zenash22 View Post
The problem with the banging was fixed!! Thank you everyone for your suggestions and help
it turned out to be the upper trail arm on driver side and driver front sway bar link
Thanks again guys!!
Where's my prize?
02-09-2012 05:58 AM
zenash22 The problem with the banging was fixed!! Thank you everyone for your suggestions and help
it turned out to be the upper trail arm on driver side and driver front sway bar link
Thanks again guys!!
02-09-2012 05:56 AM
zenash22 U were right!
02-08-2012 02:37 AM
zenash22 My jeep is at the shop hope it will be fixed today, I thank you for your help. I kinda feel the same as you, not convinced this guy knows what it is although he is a mechanic, and I dont know anything about this, just know very scarey when I drive it and I feel have no control steering, (like it is too loose and wanders)
I was explained that the upper trailing arm bearing is bad and would cause the tire to sound uneven because the arm stablizes the steering, this could also explain driving on a muddy road front wheels caused the jeep to swerve very badly even when I put in 4 wheel (almost like no contro lor grip in front end) never happened before even in the snow.
When turning to the left or driving on bumpy road (like mine with potholes) the banging comes from the front of the jeep-although before I took it in it was happening on both side when going straight (hit a pothole) the banging is very loud and can feel at my feet, it is now on the passenger side, also heard something in the rear passenger side. Will call this am to suggest he look at the rear track bar mount and the coil spring. I luv my jeep but have had enough! bought it in 06 used with 90,000 miles 2 mos. after driving down the road going around a bend-steering broke was on the ground! had it towed to a dealer-they replaced the steering box, and put a used front axle(?) in -ever since front end has been odd like I discribed above-very loose feeling-will let you know what happens and I thank you again for your time
Anne
02-07-2012 05:16 PM
RaggedOleMan
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Originally Posted by zenash22 View Post
Please could someone give me some advice -Jeep is making a very loud noise when I turn in driveway of make a sharp turn. Could this be a ball joint or a u joint? I had a chevy truck that had the same sound and ball joint broke front end was on the ground!
Sharp turns-jeep jerks like it is sticking
not sure how to discribe the tire sound it is not like a rock in the tire more like a uneven hum similiar to a train (but not as loud -an uneven sound)
PLEASE HELP!
Annie
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Originally Posted by zenash22 View Post
Well took in in yesterday to have it looked at and the U joint changed-This was not the problem, was told it was the upper trailing arm driver side, they didn't have the part , asked if safe to drive, guy said no problem as long as you can stand the banging noise when turning.
Went into town this am banging louder and now in the passenger side also, going down small hill stopped before making a left turn - passenger side of the jeep banged and went downward, had to drive with it lopsided!! called garage and left it there -does anyone else know what could be wrong here? sounds like it is more than the trailing arm (drivers side)
So, they're telling you it's the drivers side, upper control arm? If so, I would expect a clunk, not a "hummmmm...." And the part about the Jeep going "downward" isn't making sense to me.

Don't you have a 4wd shop in your locality? Someone that knows & understands Jeep will be invaluable to you. I'm not convinced the guy you're working with or talking to, is on the right track...can you post up a picture of your drivers side, upper control arm from a few different angles so we can see what your mechanic is seeing?

I wonder if the rear trac-bar mount at the axle end disintegrated...losing a coil spring would make the Jeep lopsided...this is FUBAR. Get it to a Jeep guy.
02-07-2012 02:34 PM
zenash22 Well took in in yesterday to have it looked at and the U joint changed-This was not the problem, was told it was the upper trailing arm driver side, they didn't have the part , asked if safe to drive, guy said no problem as long as you can stand the banging noise when turning.
Went into town this am banging louder and now in the passenger side also, going down small hill stopped before making a left turn - passenger side of the jeep banged and went downward, had to drive with it lopsided!! called garage and left it there -does anyone else know what could be wrong here? sounds like it is more than the trailing arm (drivers side)
02-01-2012 10:08 AM
RaggedOleMan
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Originally Posted by mateas View Post
The jerking during sharp turns makes it sound like it's in 4 wheel drive (transfer case).
X2...maybe it didn't dis-engage, and you're still in 4-wd.

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Originally Posted by jr03 View Post
Check the front axle ujoints I had one bad made a pop and kinda grabbed cap on ujoint was broke
X2 The drive shaft doesn't care if you're turning, but the axle u-joints do...
02-01-2012 09:51 AM
j_niko Before spending a ton of money of parts, make sure your not rubbing the turn stops. Are you by any chance running slightly bigger tires?

If so, just add a couple washers to the stops and see if that takes care of it.
02-01-2012 07:47 AM
DerekXJ This is a shot in the dark but..................a busted sway bar endlink?
Im assuming youve already been under there inspecting things though....
02-01-2012 07:28 AM
jr03
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Originally Posted by noodles5124 View Post
Deff sounds like a cv joint I had the same problem ended up need all new axles
The stock axles do not have cv joints, they have single ujoint at each outer axle shaft. I would also consider the wheel bearing and check all the steering linkage too while your checking the ujoints and bearings.
02-01-2012 05:57 AM
noodles5124 Deff sounds like a cv joint I had the same problem ended up need all new axles
02-01-2012 04:20 AM
zenash22 Its not a pop-it is a loud thump(like something is breaking), when turning, or over a bump-sounds like front end is coming apart-power steering fluid is fine. The humming in the left tire is all the time(not an even sound going down the road) All this is happening on the left front.-was on a muddy road, front end was all over the place, even in 4wd-never had that happen before, even in the snow. Will check u joint-scared to drive it
01-31-2012 04:38 PM
merkchop From you description, I do not get you having a pop or anything, is that correct?
If it is just humming when you are making a sharp turn, check you power steering fluid and make sure it is not low. Once the pumps get low on fluid they will hum or make worse sounds when you are turning. If that is the case you can sit still and not be moving, turn the steering wheel and it should still make the sound.
01-31-2012 04:34 PM
zenash22 ok got ya now thank u
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