That sound is the lower ball joint. Simple to fix. Remove the cotter pin, advance castellated nut 2 holes, re-insert cotter pin. Sound gone. The torque spec on the lower ball joint is 33ft/lbs but when I had to tighten mine that was not enough to get rid of the clicking.I went to my dealer with this issue. I showed them the thread that identified the ball joint crown nuts. They said they checked everything and couldn’t find anything. It doesn’t look like they did anything to the ball joint nut torquing, and of course I still have the clicking noise (see attached video after service).
@JeepCares can you help?
Thanks for tagging us here, Djzjeep22. Feel free to send us a private message with more details if you need assistance.I went to my dealer with this issue. I showed them the thread that identified the ball joint crown nuts. They said they checked everything and couldn’t find anything. It doesn’t look like they did anything to the ball joint nut torquing, and of course I still have the clicking noise (see attached video after service).
@JeepCares can you help?
Follow-up after the visit to the dealer. I sat in the waiting room for an hour and was then informed that my ball joints had been tightened and they aren't hearing the noise any more. I'm not either, so this looks like a win.My 2021 JLU Wrangler just started doing this, and google led me here. When I found the first page of the thread and saw it was from 2018 I was sort of bummed. "Ah man," I thought, "if it was that long ago surely the factory is doing it right by now. Must be something else." Then I skipped forward to the most recent post and found it was hours old! I'm moderately handy in general but more around houses than cars, so I'm starting with an appointment at the dealer tomorrow with this link ready to go on the phone. Fingers crossed. I don't like, starting a conversation with, "So, the internet says..." with a mechanic any more than I do with a doctor, but the sheer number of similar stories present in this thread is enough for me to get over that, I think.
Does anyone have the TSB number? Mine is going to the dealer on Monday. I have already tightened my castle nuts to spec, but the clicking and popping continues.this is an old thread but it am posting this for anyone who is searching for this issue as i recently was.
there is a TSB for this issue. the dealer knows about it. if the dealer tries to say otherwise find another dealer. see the RO notes for my 21 2dr JL (2900 miles)
What skid do you have? I have Artec, but not sure how that could be the cause of my clicking. Everything there is tight.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