I would appreciate any suggestions on what the klunk <technical term> is in the rear of my '85 CJ7. I have changed the u-joints and still have same klunk. It klunks one time when the engine is braking (jeep in gear and let up on accelerator). It seems louder near the rear left wheel from outside the jeep. Thanks
sounds almost like the problem I had with my 86 cj , I installed the genuine gear one peice rear axles, and the problem was solved, unless you owned your jeep since new,I would suspect the previous owner/s might not have kept them torqued, even if this wouldn't solve your problem it is definitely a peice of mind modification.
Hitwoman, do yourself a favor before you do anything and get underneath and with the jeeps driveshaft grasp it and see if you have a lot of movement. I have an 82 and have been thru this twice already and I found that the "backlash on the ring and pinion wrong.You should have some play but not alot.