Steering CLUNK when very cold

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Hi there, well after 30,000 flawless KM's I am having some issues with my Jeep. 2 weeks ago I had the steering dampner replaced due to wobble at highway speeds when hitting bumps or expansion joints.
Now I am getting a pretty good clunk when turning or hitting a bump on the road. We have been hit with an extreme deep freeze for the past week, temps in the -30 to -40 degrees celcius range. I took the jeep back to the delaership as I thought It may be related to when the steering dampner was changed. They called me saying "could not duplicate" the issue. I went for a drive with the foreman and lo and behold it was not doing it! Looks like a morning in the warm shop cured my jeep. Of course it has been doing it ever since - being outside and really cold.
Is anyone else experiencing this? It is a pretty loud (as best I can describe) clunking noise, I actually even feel it under my left foot. I'm going to take it back on Monday - our deep freeze will continue for at least another week. I did download some dash cam footage too where I can clearly hear the clunking.





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Any update to this? I’m experiencing something similar.
I had a similar issue after installing the nexus steering stabilizer. The joint attaching the tie rod was "clicking." Even when stationary, I could manually rotate and get the click. I tightened the bolts on both sides a bit from teraflex's recommended 120lb-ft, and that cleared it up...mostly :)
 

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Hi there, well after 30,000 flawless KM's I am having some issues with my Jeep. 2 weeks ago I had the steering dampner replaced due to wobble at highway speeds when hitting bumps or expansion joints.
Now I am getting a pretty good clunk when turning or hitting a bump on the road. We have been hit with an extreme deep freeze for the past week, temps in the -30 to -40 degrees celcius range. I took the jeep back to the delaership as I thought It may be related to when the steering dampner was changed. They called me saying "could not duplicate" the issue. I went for a drive with the foreman and lo and behold it was not doing it! Looks like a morning in the warm shop cured my jeep. Of course it has been doing it ever since - being outside and really cold.
Is anyone else experiencing this? It is a pretty loud (as best I can describe) clunking noise, I actually even feel it under my left foot. I'm going to take it back on Monday - our deep freeze will continue for at least another week. I did download some dash cam footage too where I can clearly hear the clunking.
Hi,

I’m experiencing this also. Did you ever find/confirm the permanent fix?

Thank you!
 
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Hi,

I’m experiencing this also. Did you ever find/confirm the permanent fix?

Thank you!
Hi, took my jeep to the dealership a few times for this. They did replace the front stabilizer shock and related components, sorry don't have the parts break downs. But I know the last time it was there they did the recall for the stabilizer shock and since then I'd say this has not been an issue at all. It's been a year now, including one winter since, and it is all good. I know all this is wobble related but appears to have gone hand in hand. Best of luck
 

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Hi,

I’m experiencing this also. Did you ever find/confirm the permanent fix?

Thank you!
Hey, Petey003. Have you brought this to the attention of your dealer yet for repairs? If not, we recommend doing so at your earliest convenience. If you need assistance, please send a private message.

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