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Old December 9th, 2003, 12:03
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Weird popping sounds up front

Well, with the smow this weekend in the northeast, i used my 4H for the first time since i upgraded my suspension. I noticed a lot of weird popping sounds up front when i was turning at slow to moderate speeds and when backing up. there is no apparent noise when in 2wd. I upgraded from a 3" to a RE 4.5" w/ Tom woods, and AA SYE, disconects, and am running 31s (no rubbing). Let me know if you have any ideas. thanks

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Old December 9th, 2003, 12:11
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Re: Weird popping sounds up front

Check the front axle u-joints
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Old December 9th, 2003, 14:20
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Re: Weird popping sounds up front

I just did a trip yesterday and got a lot of popping noises up front too. I'm planning on pulling the front axle shafts and replacing/checking the joints, but I've already looked at them on the vehicle and didn't see anything abnormal. What will you usually notice while looking at it on the vehicle if a U-joint is busted? TIA.

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Old December 9th, 2003, 14:43
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Re: Weird popping sounds up front

Most of the time you don't see it, watch for signs of rust. Replace them, they are cheap and if you get used to it you can change a u-joint in 30 minutes.
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