2007 Jeep Liberty making noise. Need help diagnosing.

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  1. BrendenKJ

    BrendenKJ New Member

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    I’ve attached a video. It happens mostly when I turn the wheel. On some other occasions too. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Shane Giggie

    Shane Giggie Full Access Member

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    Sounds like a bad ball joint too me.
     
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  3. Shane Giggie

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    I had to replace sway bar bushing on my jeep it was making a similar noise to yours. Almost sounds like something is out of grease. I'd check them and ball joints
     
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    Thank you. I’m gunna give them a check after work if not tomorrow morning. Hopefully can get this figured out so I don’t have to just start replacing random parts.
     
  5. Shane Giggie

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    Don't do that. Look, goggle, YouTube it don't just throw parts on it there not cheap.
     
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    I had a noise something like that on my 2002 Export CRD but noise was definitely coming from the top of the steering column. Jacked up the front so I could turn the steering wheel both ways.

    Turned out to be the ball bearing at the top of the column was bad.
    Dealers do not sell the bearing.....said I had to buy the complete steering column assembly:confused: So I located a similar bearing assembly at a bearing shop.

    In any case you probably need to lift the front wheels and check everything in that area!
     
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    Front end components on the Liberty are pretty easy to isolate and inspect for condition. I would check it out sooner than later though. I had a front lower ball joint break and thankfully i was going pretty slow when it happened. Could have been a whole lot more serious ending if it had been at highway speeds. Ball joints will generally give you a little bit of advance warning before they fail in most cases. Mine had started having a slight kick back in the steering a few weeks before it broke. I just didn't recognize it at the time. No noise in the steering though on mine. I've since replaced every ball joint on the front end and the upper ball joint/ control arm on the rear suspension, as well as inner and outer tie rods.
     
  8. Shane Giggie

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    I think his is a ball joint too.