Driver's side front clunk

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  1. HoosierJeeper

    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Have a clunk in the driver's front that literally only happens when pulling in my driveway (not out). Doesn't happen over any other bump. Even took it off road this weekend (Iron Range OHV area in northern MN - best park I've been to!) and it didn't make a peep.

    Had play in the upper ball joint, so I replaced that. I jacked it up by the LCA and felt no play at any position on the wheel. Sway bar bushings are a few months old, end link looks good to the eye. As I drive over the curb, it clunks as the Jeep rocks. Any ideas?
    Thanks!
     
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    Engine or Transmission mounts?
     
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    Maybe it's your driveway?
     
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    I thought maybe the driveway too but the Liberty is the only one that does it.

    I hadn't thought about transmission or engine mounts...hm. The other thing I thought it could be is the hole in the sway bar for the end link could be egged out and this causes it to shift. It definitely has a driver's front feel to it.
     
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    I just re tightened my endlinks again with a big ol bar. Quiet again :)
     
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    Here's a video of revving the engine in drive then in reverse...how does that seem?

    No vibrations at any RPM.
     
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    I'm gonna guess end links. See if you can tighten them up. Mine made lots of clunking a while back. Finally got under it and was actually able to move the end links by hand with weight on the ground!!!

    I couldn't tighten my bolts. I don't know what happened but they seized up pretty bad (probably from being loose for a while). I replaced with all new links and hardware. Nice and quiet now.
     
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    I am getting a lot of wind type noise mixed in, hard to hear anything, but more like a thunk.. ha ha..
    I'd be tempted to mount my thin dashcam with some electrical tape and see if I could see any movement in the end links...