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#1 06-13-2011 23:17:36

lean
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 141

question regarding front end

On my 93 I noticed that if I'm pulling a steep climb with lots of loose
material I get a popping or banging noise from the front end as it slips a
bit. Is this normal? I've had someone else tell me it's because of the open
diff and it is normal.

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06-13-2011 23:17:36

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#2 06-13-2011 23:18:17

donald
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 16

Re: question regarding front end

I haven't run open in years but I don't remember having the noise you
describe. When I get popping and banging noise it is normally something
loose or worn out.

Do you have adjustable control arms? If so check that the jam nuts are
tight.

Also check all your control arm bushings.

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#3 06-13-2011 23:19:07

browner
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Registered: 10-17-2008
Posts: 37

Re: question regarding front end

Huh, I have same problem and found it its my coil springs getting pulled
back as the arms drop and bind and pull down against bumpstop tube. If
you have a good amount of lift and short control arms this is something
you may want to check out. but for me it did not matter if it was loose
or rock

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#4 06-15-2011 10:48:58

evad
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 240

Re: question regarding front end

No that's not normal..


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#5 06-15-2011 11:21:48

jeep99
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Registered: 03-06-2009
Posts: 10

Re: question regarding front end

My bet is on a broken/worn/loose ball joint or tie rod endlink.
do you have any suspension mods? if so, what is up front? what size
tires are you running?

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#6 06-15-2011 11:31:03

lean
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 141

Re: question regarding front end

It's perfectly normal, it's a noise designed to inform you something is wrong. Manufacturers make parts to do that to prevent further damages from neglect, and to keep from damaning other parts from neglect. Boy the manufacturers are pretty smart. :-)

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#7 06-15-2011 11:47:48

lean
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 141

Re: question regarding front end

That's where my thoughts were running only not with quite so much humor...
The sound is definitely as the rotation of the front tires slip and grab. On
non-slippery surfaces or flat surfaces or just around town there's no
issue.... I take that back, every once in a while (like 4-5 weeks) I'll be
driving in town straight or around a corner and it suddenly feels like I
just ran over a glass bottle. You know, a bump bang, nothing more.
Anyway, more clues and don't know if they're related. My steering feels nice
and tight with no wandering.
I'm running a 3" lift and 31" BFGs.

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#8 06-15-2011 14:28:38

J-bone
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Registered: 07-05-2009
Posts: 3

Re: question regarding front end

Now that sounds like the start of death wobble.

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