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REZ
02-23-2008, 03:41 PM
My friend has a 92 cherokee
when we turn make sound is it u joint?
I have always been dealing with axle shaft not u joint so ....
if so is it repair able or has to be change

thanks

B
02-23-2008, 04:56 PM
or the unit bearing ... the wheel bearing hub can ware out as well and seem smoth till u trun then a light grinding sound .. if it's a clunk u are probly right about the axle u jiont

REZ
02-23-2008, 07:28 PM
ya its clunking.
more when I turn to left, and no sound when turn in reverse.

is it possible to fix it or has to be replace short in $$

Jeep_Explorer
02-23-2008, 11:58 PM
I had this same thing.... Take one front wheel off, and take the rotor and caliper off.... if you can wiggle the hub, then it is the bearing... I drove my truck a short distance with a fubared u-joint and I didn't even feel it, or hear it.

oh be prepared too.... the wheelbearing hub unit for a D30 runs about $198.00 from napa or lordco.

REZ
02-24-2008, 03:30 PM
so you think its the bearing not the u joint?
bearing makes different kinda sound, and even when you drive straight there will br sound
but this happen only in turn

Jeep_Explorer
02-24-2008, 05:43 PM
not really, my bearing only made noise when I was just starting to go backwards, or forwards. Seemed to be more noisy when my wheels where turned. staight was no sound or feel...

besides, if you take all that stuff off, it is only 3 more bolts to get the axle and u-joint out.

REZ
02-24-2008, 10:09 PM
if it be the bearing it would be much cheaper to fix.
thanks

Jeep_Explorer
02-24-2008, 11:12 PM
if it be the bearing it would be much cheaper to fix.
thanks


Bearing is about $198.00 after tax...

U joint is like $50.00 for a good greasable one.

REZ
02-28-2008, 09:21 AM
fixed it,
it was the Ujoint, $50 for a pair and changed the seal that was about $200.
bearings were good

Thanks