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glenmiller41719
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Sep 18, 2020, 10:31 AM

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Axle (cv unit) or Ball joint Sign In

I have a 2014 jeep patriot and when you turn the wheel it makes a clanking sound. Not really jacked it up or looked at it close. just wondering which one it could be, anybody got any guesses?


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 18, 2020, 11:09 AM

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Re: Axle (cv unit) or Ball joint Sign In

l'll remove the duplicate post no need and it's not A/C?
I take it you haven't even look yet? LOOK! REALLY should make sure wheel is properly tightened before you do anything else!!!!
Things like clues, loose metal/plastic plates, sway bar integrity, look for torn CV boots. IDK for all I can tell so far could be some exhaust shield fooling you so far so please look around and tap gently on things suspect,


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White Trash CVP
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Sep 25, 2020, 11:29 PM

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Re: Axle (cv unit) or Ball joint Sign In

Way more info required and what is a "clank"? Once, or ta-ta-ta?

Is the vehicle moving? Is the frequency of the noise proportional to speed? (ta-ta at low speed, a hum or vibration higher)


White Trash CVP
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Sep 25, 2020, 11:42 PM

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Re: Axle (cv unit) or Ball joint Sign In

Sorry, didn't glean your post in it's entirety. Does it click-click-click proportional to speed as you turn? FWIW, never seen a ball joint - no matter how bad - make a noise.

Not entirely true, but they'll usually stay quiet once you're moving.


(This post was edited by White Trash CVP on Sep 25, 2020, 11:46 PM)


Hammer Time
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Sep 26, 2020, 5:04 AM

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Re: Axle (cv unit) or Ball joint Sign In


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FWIW, never seen a ball joint - no matter how bad - make a noise.


Then I guess you haven't been around long enough. It is VERY common for a dry ball joint to make all sorts of noises ie; snapping, cracking, creaking etc. I've seen that MANY times.



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White Trash CVP
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Sep 27, 2020, 12:00 PM

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Re: Axle (cv unit) or Ball joint Sign In

Of course you're correct, as have I. heard 'em sound like a hammer on the control arm. Apologies .. A late night post poorly worded - I meant a constant noise of a specific frequency or monotone while travelling.


Hammer Time
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Sep 27, 2020, 12:03 PM

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Re: Axle (cv unit) or Ball joint Sign In


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when you turn the wheel it makes a clanking sound.


This is how he described it.



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