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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:27 pm 
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anyone knows what it could be?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s6pJGOOBC4

shop says maybe u-joints, but to me it sounds more like its coming from the steering box.. just started doing it on the way down from wheelers pass.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:14 pm 
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I don't know what the sound is Davis, but in the other video: Death Valley spider, that's a wind scorpion. Harmless, but fast as a rocket!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:48 pm 
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You may just have a dry joint that is worn from being that way. You may throw some grease in the joints and it might go away for a while. So, I'd try the feeling it first then if you can narrow it down somewhat, then try greasing all the fittings. It sounds like a knuckle popping. Is there grease in the upper ball joints, and all the tie rod and drag link fittings with zerks on it? Have someone else rock the steering back and forth and lay down and put your hand on the components to see if you can feel where the noise is coming from, then shoot some grease in the fittings one-by-one and see if a certain one stops making the sound.

How many miles on your Jeep? I had nearly 98K miles on mine and my steering was fine other than play in the pitman shaft. I can't see it being bad already, but anything is possible.

Keep us updated on what developes.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:49 pm 
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hmm I will check tomorrow, but I think they greased everything again when I took it to ted wiens for them to re-torque everything today. I have around 27k on the jeep, maybe 1000 of it with the lift installed. how do I go about greasing the u-joints on the axles? do i need to remove them? sorry Im a newb when it comes to suspensions.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:50 pm 
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Goat wrote:
I don't know what the sound is Davis, but in the other video: Death Valley spider, that's a wind scorpion. Harmless, but fast as a rocket!


harmless you say? man it sure looked mean though haha!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:12 pm 
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Check the lower bracket on the trac bar . Mine has loosened up before and made a similar sound .

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:47 pm 
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Bill wrote:
Check the lower bracket on the trac bar . Mine has loosened up before and made a similar sound .

checked it this morning, it was a little loose, and i torqued it to 55lbs (what i found online). is that high enough? it still makes the sound though :(

edit: nvm i think I torqued the drag link. i will have to try the trackbar tomorrow. what should i torque it to?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:56 pm 
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ccwrangler wrote:
Bill wrote:
Check the lower bracket on the trac bar . Mine has loosened up before and made a similar sound .

checked it this morning, it was a little loose, and i torqued it to 55lbs (what i found online). is that high enough? it still makes the sound though :(

edit: nvm i think I torqued the drag link. i will have to try the trackbar tomorrow. what should i torque it to?

Specs from a Jeep Service Manual...2002


INSTALLATION
(1) Install the track bar at axle tube bracket.
Loosely install the retaining bolt and flag nut.
(2) It may be necessary to pry the axle assembly
over to install the track bar at the frame rail. Install
track bar at the frame rail bracket. Install the
retaining nut on the stud.
(3) Tighten the ball stud nut to 81N·m (60 ft. lbs.)
and install a new cotter pin.
(4) Remove the supports and lower the vehicle.
(5) Tighten the bolt at the axle bracket to 47 N·m
(40 ft. lbs.).
(6) Check alignment if a new track bar was
installed. (Refer to 2 - SUSPENSION/WHEEL
ALIGNMENT - STANDARD PROCEDURE).

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 9:05 am 
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If it is still making noises bring it by the shop and we can check it out for you.

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