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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2001, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Ways to quiet leafs?

I salvage some 2" leafs for my CJ from a Jeep yard here locally but every since I put them on they make a popping noise when I turn the wheels. Any ideas on how to quiet these suckers down?

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Re: Ways to quiet leafs?

That could be your axle u joints making that poping noise. If you think it is the leafs though they are probably just rusty and need to flex and smooth out the ruff spots. You could take the spring packs apart and grind or sand the rust out to achieve a smoother ride.

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Re: Ways to quiet leafs?

Drury, I actually had a similar problem on my wrnagler, what my problem was:
When I turn the wheels, the turnbucle for the steering would "snap" a turning motion and would pop when it hit the steering knuckle.

I just tightening it to fix it.,


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Re: Ways to quiet leafs?

Sanding them will help some. Some people grease the springs but I think that attracts too much dirt. (I live on a dirt road) You might see about putting in some teflon pads, they help.

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McMaster-Carr sells HDPE(?) tape with adhesive on one side. I thought about using it IF I ever get something that's not such a big POS![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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Re: Ways to quiet leafs?

does it do it when you turn the wheel all the way? Could be your tires rubbing. mine does when i turn the wheel all the way left, allignment needs to be adjusted. this probably isnt close to what your problem is but thought i'd make a suggestion.
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Re: Ways to quiet leafs?

Thanks..but no its not the tires. It will make the noise when I'm standing still and just turning the wheels. It may be the actual steering linkage. But it never made this noise untill after I added these news leafs. So I have to assume its the leafs.

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