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clicketa, clicketa..coming from front axle

so the newest noise is a clicketa, clicketa, clicketa, sounding noise coming from what sounds to me like the front axle. it doesn't happen all the time, but when it does it is when i am in 2 wheel and off the throttle (slowing down) as soon as i speed up or touch the brakes, it stops. my guess is a bearing in the axle some where. i remember the last time i had the hubs off, i thought the shaft felt a little loose, how much play should it have? any other suggestions?

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Re: clicketa, clicketa..coming from front axle

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there are a lot of possibilities. check your lockers first. then i would check u joints. also check you center cap they could have rocks in them.

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Re: clicketa, clicketa..coming from front axle

i have no lockers. what center caps? are you refering to the manual hubs? can anyone tell me how much slop the axleshafts should have?

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Re: clicketa, clicketa..coming from front axle

Your axles shouldn't have that much slop at all. I would check the axle joint by raising the each front wheel off the ground and spinning it while someone turns the steering wheel. If you hear some crunching, popping, or any other noise coming from there it is probably time to replace it. It's a pain in the a$$ so you might want to change out your bearings while you have it all apart. You sure as hell aren't going to want to tear the axle down again if you can help it.
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I had the exact same thing on my 78CJ, if its the same thing your front disc brake rotors are warped you need to have them turned. The disc break pads at slow speed will click clack as the warped rotor rotates when you hit the breaks they stop because they are pressed firmly on the rotor, at high speed the rotor is moving to fast to alow for any noise. I put brand new rotors on my jeep and they were warped from sitting on the shelf so long, silly me i didnt know new rotors had to be turned. There is also some glue stuff you can put on the back of the break pads, but it wont work with warped rotors get them turned then use the stuff. jim

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Re: clicketa, clicketa..coming from front axle

yeah i had to replace my rotors about a year ago. but if rotors are warped, can't you feel the pedal pulsing when you hit the brakes?

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Well I didnt feel it and the noise drove me up the wall. Pull the tire rotate the disc and see if its warped at all. This would be the easiest to fix. jim

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