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    thump noise in front end

    I have a 1998 Jeep Cherokee 6cyl. Cherokee XJ 4 wheel drive, auto trans. When I make a right turn from a stop, I have a thumping noise in the front end drive or suspension area, it continues until I get up to speed then I don"t hear it anymore....anyone have similar problem ? Any ideas as to, What or where I should start checking for the problem ? Just put in main driveline U-joints so that isn't problem..

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    Re: thump noise in front end

    First thing you should do is jack it up and check for anything loose or with play in it. A bad hub can cause a noise when turning but usually goes away shortly after the wheel is straightened.

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    thump noise in front end

    Agree.
    Sway bar connectors go bad.
    Track bar bushings
    Ball joints
    Bearings as noted
    Even check the axel u joints


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    Re: thump noise in front end

    Thanks Mark.. I starting on doing your recommendations as soon as possible.

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    Re: thump noise in front end

    JPNinPA...Thank you for your reply, am in process of doing (checking) stuff you recommended I check. Good list you sent me, appreciate it.

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    Re: thump noise in front end

    Did it do it before the driveline work was done?

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    Re: thump noise in front end

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepergeo View Post
    Did it do it before the driveline work was done?
    No it didn't but I have to ask you if that could be a factor.

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    thump noise in front end

    Yah!
    If you have a suspension lift, greater than 2 inches, it puts the drive shaft at more extreme angles. That could cause binding and pressure on the u joint areas.



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    Re: thump noise in front end

    [QUOTE=JPNinPA;347817]Yah!
    If you have a suspension lift, greater than 2 inches, it puts the drive shaft at more extreme angles. That could cause binding and pressure on the u joint areas.



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    NO.. don't have any lift on it..!!

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    Re: thump noise in front end

    Ok. Ok.
    Have you looked at the items I listed earlier?
    Do you need methods to test/validate good/bad?


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