Clicking noise when turning.

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2021 JLUR w/8k miles. Just noticed the clicking today. I installed the AEV dualsport last week, so I instantly thought I messed something up. I will get under it Wednesday to check the balljoints. I will report back!





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Mine just started doing it on my 2021 JLU with 1700 miles. I am bone stock. Goes in Wednesday to the dealer. If they can't find it I will make them read all 24 pages of this thread!
 

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Mine just started doing it on my 2021 JLU with 1700 miles. I am bone stock. Goes in Wednesday to the dealer. If they can't find it I will make them read all 24 pages of this thread!
They fixed the noise, which was the loose castle nut and cotter pin on the ball joint.
 

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Imagine that. Good work.
It took them 2 days of me telling them to check that, but they finally swallowed their pride and listened. They wanted to release the Jeep back to me and wait for the noise to get worse....
 

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It took them 2 days of me telling them to check that, but they finally swallowed their pride and listened. They wanted to release the Jeep back to me and wait for the noise to get worse....
Guessing it was lower ball joint?
 

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I’ve been having the same clicking issues 😖for about 2 weeks now. Came into the dealership this morning and the mechanic was able to recreate the clicking with the Jeep stationary. So as it turns out, the tie rod is loose. He could rotate it and move it side to side. Now I know it’s not a castle nut issue that others have mentioned. The parts are only an hour away and that’s a good thing. I hope this helps others.
 

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I’ve been having the same clicking issues 😖for about 2 weeks now. Came into the dealership this morning and the mechanic was able to recreate the clicking with the Jeep stationary. So as it turns out, the tie rod is loose. He could rotate it and move it side to side. Now I know it’s not a castle nut issue that others have mentioned. The parts are only an hour away and that’s a good thing. I hope this helps others.
I too had bad tie rod ends when we first bought the Jeep. Personally I would scrap the tie rod, drag link and track bar and fork over the money and replace them all with Steer Smarts Yeti components. Your entire front end will tighten up and feel so much better and take a severe beating if you choose to off road.
 

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I too had bad tie rod ends when we first bought the Jeep. Personally I would scrap the tie rod, drag link and track bar and fork over the money and replace them all with Steer Smarts Yeti components. Your entire front end will tighten up and feel so much better and take a severe beating if you choose to off road.
FWIW, I replaced my suspension with a Metalcloak 3.5" Game Changer lift, tie-rod and drag link. No issues, no clicks and the ride is better than stock.
 

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I too had bad tie rod ends when we first bought the Jeep. Personally I would scrap the tie rod, drag link and track bar and fork over the money and replace them all with Steer Smarts Yeti components. Your entire front end will tighten up and feel so much better and take a severe beating if you choose to off road.
That’s my next upgrade. To completely bulletproof the steering setup. Tie rod, stabilizer, drag link, track bar, and ball joints.
 

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I grabbed the drag link and tie rod while it was being cycled to see if I could feel it but couldn't. I also moved from the driver side to the passenger side but I couldn't narrow it down. Yes, I pulled the pins, put the torque wrench on them and they were all tight. Do you have a link to the youtube video?
Well it finally got bad enough that I took it to an off road shop and the culprit was my oil pan/trans skid was shifting causing the popping and clicking noise when turning. It's quiet as a church mouse now. The noise didn't start until after the MC install so I was just making the assumption that was the problem... Lesson learned
 

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