Knock in rear with Dana 44

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I have the same concern about putting on wide wheels.

I've been trying to get a decent recording of the sound with the spacers on, then I'll try for another recording without the spacers. I'm not convinced removing the spacers makes the problem go away completely.

The shop that did my lift/tires/spacers is stumped. They hear the noise while driving but don't know what the issue is. There is no noise if they put the Jeep on a lift and turn the wheels.
Well, I’ll see what my dealership does to remedy the solution.
They’ll probably say they aren’t required to do anything BECAUSE we lifted it.
Which has no way in the slightest of effecting the rear diff.
Which is why I’m going in, and not my wife, mainly because I understand the mechanics of it.



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I've got just shy of 23k on the clock on my '18 sport with LSD rear. Just noticed the knock a few days ago and quickly found this thread. I heard back from JeepCares here via PM today and called the dealer. It goes in next Monday, so we'll see what happens.

I do have a 2.5" lift, 35s and 1.75" wheel spacers so we'll see how mod friendly my dealer is (they installed the 35s on stock wheels at time of purchase).
 

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I had to pick my mom up at the dealership tonight (she is having the steering stabilizer recall work done on her JLU). While I was there I spoke with the service advisor about my issue and upcoming appointment. He seemed very knowledgeable and while he said he hasn't seen any of this specific issue come through the dealership as of yet on these vehicles he talked alot about specific things that have been mentioned in this thread like clutch pack could be to blame, or wrong fluid used, was able to describe what it would feel/sound like if there was an issue back there and was confident they would get it sorted out for me. As of now I'm feeling optimistic about next week's appointment. I will post an update on how it goes!
 

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I have a new axle arriving tomorrow at dealer. I've been without my jeep almost 2.5 weeks because it's been apart. Frustrating with the troubleshooting with FCA that it took 1.5 weeks apart in their shop to diagnose, but top tip - having the jeep there in pieces got the part order flagged as VOR "vehicle off road) and axle should show up in 4 business days rather than the month some people have waited. I've asked for part number/revision info but haven't been told that yet. JeepCares has been helpful and I've had a loaner cherokee for free no questions asked.
 

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I have a new axle arriving tomorrow at dealer. I've been without my jeep almost 2.5 weeks because it's been apart. Frustrating with the troubleshooting with FCA that it took 1.5 weeks apart in their shop to diagnose, but top tip - having the jeep there in pieces got the part order flagged as VOR "vehicle off road) and axle should show up in 4 business days rather than the month some people have waited. I've asked for part number/revision info but haven't been told that yet. JeepCares has been helpful and I've had a loaner cherokee for free no questions asked.
Hopefully, they have have found a fix. A permanent one. I took mine in a month ago and still no fix. They told me the axle was on order, but didn't know when it would be in, since it's on "Intergalactic Backorder". The dealership told me to take it home since there is nothing they could do without parts. No offer of a loaner and no idea of when I could expect it to be fixed. Now it just sits in my driveway as an ornament.

I hope they get yours fixed and, please, let us know how it works out.
 

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Just got a message from JeepCares this morning.
FCA closed our Case and our Jeep appointment isn’t until next week Monday.
Thankful for being apart of a forum where things actually get handled.
Here’s the message i just received.
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I'm not holding my breath for Jeep to ever fix this. Mine has the same issue and I've been dealing with @JeepCares and the dealership for over a month and mine still isn't fixed. Mine has been sitting in my driveway close to 3 weeks. I was told part is on 'Intergalactic Backorder' and to just take my Jeep home. I'm like WTF!!! For the amount I paid for this vehicle and you can't or won't fix it, can't or won't give me a loaner and now I make payments on something that I can't drive. Having a Case opened hasn't helped either. I have a case open with them 3 weeks now and every time I complain they just tell me...

I apologize for the delays that you have been experiencing, Tony. I can assure you that your case manager is working diligently on your behalf. I have added this message to your case as well for your case manager to review.

Darlene
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I'm so done with this BS!!! I've filed a complaint at this website, https://www.usa.gov/car-complaints and at this one, https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/

I'm considering talking to an Attorney about a class action, since so many ppl seem to have this problem and Jeep isn't addressing it. I bought this damn Jeep to drive and not to sit in my driveway looking pretty. Why in the hell would anyone want to make payments on a vehicle to look at? Jeep has been side stepping this issue way to long. I've complained to the dealer, Jeep, FCA, JeepCares, forums, groups, even on Jeeps FB page and my damn Jeep is still broken. So for all of those that think Jeep is going to help... Let me just say... Jeep is going to f*ck you!!!
 

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I seriously hope you get your issue fixed.
I’m at the point of just upgrading to better parts.
Because that’s what i originally wanted to do in the first place.......
Either or, I want to see what my dealer has to say about the issue
 

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I seriously hope you get your issue fixed.
I’m at the point of just upgrading to better parts.
Because that’s what i originally wanted to do in the first place.......
Either or, I want to see what my dealer has to say about the issue
I’m completely replacing and upgrading the axles on my dime. I’ve learned through this whole ordeal that Jeep isn’t going to help on this and they are just going to screw us over. It sucks that I only have 10K miles and my Jeep is less than a year old and to know that Jeep is screwing me and so many other ppl, just pisses me the eff off. I love my Jeep and I’ve got so much money in this thing that I’m committed to it now, but to have to spend close to 25K on axles to resolve this issue, because Jeep can’t or won’t step up to the plate and fix it is ridiculous. I hope Jeep knows I’m pissed and I will NOT buy another FCA product. Hell, I went and traded my wife’s Jeep for a Buick just to get her the hell away from Jeep. My work just bought 8 new HD Trucks and they wanted Rams, but I talked them into Chevy’s after I explained to them what a nightmare getting my Jeep fixed has been. My uncle bought a 2019 Ram the day I bought my Jeep, but I convinced him to get a Denali the day I got my wife’s Buick. I’m convinced that Jeep isn’t going to fix this axle thing and the warranty is a joke. I wanted a Jeep, but I’m damn sure paying for that mistake. But, like I said I’m committed and I’ve got too much money in it to quit now. I’ll just keep Jeeping on!!!
 

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Well, the part did not show up as promised so I'm still waiting - but my service advisor has confirmed it is definitely a revised part number from the original.
 

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Jeep is in the Service department RN with the technician, I’ll update my experience as soon as I receive word on what they’ll do.
 

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And the saga begins...

Dropped my Jeep off this morning around 9am for 930 service appointment. Got a call around 230 this afternoon from the service advisor. He claimed my jeep didn't have LSD "no clutch packs in there"... He said the tech told him it was due to my mud terrain tires being cupped and they swapped stock wheels and tires on the Jeep and the noise was 100% gone.

I told him to leave the stock tires on there and I'd be down to the dealer in about 1/2 hour. Upon arrival I showed him my build sheet m220 rear axle and anti spin rear diff. The tech "stood corrected and made a mistake" is what I was told.

I jumped in got less than 1 block from the dealer and clunk clunk clunk...circled right back, told the service advisor to grab the tech he needed to go for a ride along. Again less than a block from the dealer the tech looks at me and says "it isn't that is it?" So now the tech claims since he is aware of which noise to listen for he is confident he can get it sorted out.

He started to say "last time I heard a noise like that it was a body mou..." I cut him off and said it's not a body mount bolt, you need to pull the diff cover. I pointed him to this thread and explained the black fluid and metal people are finding. Along with the need for a lot of axle replacements to which he replied "well if it is the axle they are on back-order". So that tells me he already researched before trying to pawn off the "tire issue" or they've had other people come through with this issue already.

The Jeep stayed overnight and they said they would call with an update tomorrow. I will post here when I receive that update. To be continued...
 











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