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Clunking sound in the rear end

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by Rey88, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Jul 8, 2018 at 8:57 PM
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    Rey88

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    So I just bought this cherokee and I dont really know anything about them. When I drive I hear a clunking sound in the rear end, I've been told a u joint needs to be replaced.
     
  2. Jul 9, 2018 at 6:11 AM
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    A u-joint is very likely the issue, you might crawl underneath and grab the rear driveshaft and see if there is movement in the joints at each end of the driveshaft.
    Does it clunk all the time or just when accelerating or stopping?
     
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  3. Jul 9, 2018 at 6:36 AM
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    Accelerating and stopping, sometimes turning
     
  4. Jul 9, 2018 at 7:05 AM
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    Yep sounds like a U-joint to me. Easy fix.
     
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    Thanks for the input! I've never done one but it doesnt look to difficult
     
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    As I'm getting ready to put the new u-joints in, they aren't fitting, they seem to big, and are actually a little larger than the originals. But that's what 4 wheel parts gave me. I'm confused
     
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    Now that its disassembled, take the old ones to 4WP to compare and get the correct part.
     
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    Finally got everything together earlier. Although it feels a little better, I still hear clunk when I hit the gas and let off, also shifts Into drive and reverse a little rough. Any ideas? Thanks guys
     
  10. Jul 14, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    Sounds like it could be in the transmission. If you ease into the gas does it still make the clunk?? Then maybe try a quick tap on the gas and the clunk is definitely heard?? That would be a good starting point. Maybe the belts inside the transmission needs more tension or replaced.
     
  11. Jul 14, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    Yeah when I give it a quick tap it does. Or when i shift it into drive or reverse
     
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    Yea im thinking it's in your tranny. I'm not really sure how to fix it but that will be your best shot. I don't think it's cheap either :facepalm:
     
  13. Jul 14, 2018 at 2:05 PM
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    Dang, of course notHaha, thank you for your input.
     
  14. Jul 14, 2018 at 2:11 PM
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    Lol hey no problem man. I hope it's a quick and simple fix for your sake. Transmission stuff is waaaayyyyyy out of my league so I'll take the gouge from the trans shops and pay them to fix it lol
     
  15. Jul 14, 2018 at 2:14 PM
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    Me too lol might have to bite the bullet
     
  16. Jul 14, 2018 at 5:19 PM
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    Might want to check the trans mount for excessive movement and while your down there any worn/loose suspension parts/bushings.
     
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