Clicking sound when turning

SargeRubi

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I have a 21 Rubicon Ecodiesel with about 5k miles. I notived a metalic click when i turn the wheel going slow. Sometimes it wont make it but usually it does and its when turning left or right. Its coming from somewhere under the car in the middle and sounds a lot like a snap. The dealer heard it too and said they havent encountered it before and cant locare it. I read that some people have this problem and its the ball joint not torqued. However the deale checked it and said that wasnt it. They ordered me both front axle shafts thinking its something internal. I highly doubt this since the sound comes when you turn the wheel. Im going to go to another dealer for a second opinion but wanted to ask your thoughts.





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It’s likely the ball joint studs “loose” in the tapered aluminum knuckle. It doesn’t seem to happen on the steel knuckle JL/JT’s but I hear it a lot on the alloy knuckle JL’s(especially with bigger tires). I really wish they all came with the steel knuckles, as torquing those nuts seems to be a temporary solution.
 

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Was there any feedback from the dealer? We are noticing the same thing with our 2021 JLU Ecodiesel with less than 3K miles.
 

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I have a 21 Rubicon Ecodiesel with about 5k miles. I notived a metalic click when i turn the wheel going slow. Sometimes it wont make it but usually it does and its when turning left or right. Its coming from somewhere under the car in the middle and sounds a lot like a snap. The dealer heard it too and said they havent encountered it before and cant locare it. I read that some people have this problem and its the ball joint not torqued. However the deale checked it and said that wasnt it. They ordered me both front axle shafts thinking its something internal. I highly doubt this since the sound comes when you turn the wheel. Im going to go to another dealer for a second opinion but wanted to ask your thoughts.
Incase you still need answers, had the same issue. See attached for fix.

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SargeRubi

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My car is still at the shop for an oil leak, which I have posted in another post. But I told them this and they claim they replaced the ball joints and it no longer clicks. I have not been able to personally confirm this since I dont have access to the vehicle. Thank you all. It appears that it indeed is the ball joints.
 

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I recently started noticing the same issue. JLU Rubicon with 2,000 miles. I called the dealer today to make an appointment, and I was told that they have received complaints about this issue, and they are looking into a fix.. but currently they have no fix, so there's nothing they can do. I started reading some of these forum threads afterwards, and I see that some people were able to get it fixed, so I will be pursuing this further.

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