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#1 06-23-2011 11:58:53

Kacul
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Registered: 03-25-2009
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clunking

my cherokee is giving me some noises i cant figure out where its coming from...need to have someone drive it and/or listen to where the damn clunking is coming from. everything on the underside is tight

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06-23-2011 11:58:53

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#2 06-23-2011 11:59:32

evad
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 240

Re: clunking

When do you hear/feel this clunking?
How are the door hinges?


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#3 06-23-2011 12:00:13

Kacul
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Re: clunking

doors are fine... i strongly suspect its the springs or shock absorbers.

its really hard to describe. at least for me.

ive been to my local mechanic 2 time already and we can figure it out.

im going to get a 2nd opinion and see if a fresh set of eyes and brains can work it out.

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#4 06-23-2011 12:00:47

evad
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Re: clunking

Could those clips around the rear leaf springs cause this problem if they
are missing?

When do you hear this clunk and can you pinpoint where it is coming from?


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#5 06-23-2011 12:01:42

Kacul
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Re: clunking

the clunks come when im running at about 40mph,  and i run over some small repetitive bumps (like speed strips). it sounds like the rear axle is bouncing around if i didnt have shocks.

to me it really sounds like the left rear tire.

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#6 06-23-2011 12:09:52

howard
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Re: clunking

Definitely sounds like a bad shock.

Most likely loose or a broken bolt (uppers)

How old are your shocks and who installed them?

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#7 06-23-2011 13:38:52

evad
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Re: clunking

Lift that side of the Jeep and see if your wheel moves in and out of the
axle.
Make sure that it does not come off and pass you down the street.

Check the bumper and the rear hatch and the spare tire.

Just some thoughts!


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#8 06-23-2011 13:39:34

stevil
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Registered: 04-29-2009
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Re: clunking

Shocks are a good place to start.  One you might not of thought of is the spring bushings.  They can wear out also.

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#9 06-24-2011 12:38:26

Kacul
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Re: clunking

shocks are less than a year old. my mechanic installed them. but i just had a complete change of the bushings. so he may have loosened them or took them off for that.

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#10 06-24-2011 12:38:49

Kacul
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Re: clunking

yup... changed the bushings a few weeks ago. thats actually when i noticed the new sound.

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#11 06-24-2011 12:39:17

Kacul
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Re: clunking

hatch: check!
bumper: check!
spare: check!
axle: hmmmmm havent looked at that yet.

by check i mean that its verified as not the cause.

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