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I just replaced the axle u-joints on the front of my 1996 jeep cherokee, now the axle is making a clicking noise.

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  • seabatts Jun 04, 2009

    Thanks for your advise Marty. Still did'nt work. The axle shafts are the origionals. I think i might have to take the gear cover off to see if the shafts are sitting right in there-what do you think? Appreciate it!! Thanks, Tom

  • George DeMore
    George DeMore May 11, 2010

    Have you greased the new joints?



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Hello, i hope this helps, if remanufactured axle shafts were installed, it is VERY likely that they are bad! the quality of the rebuild is only as good as the minimum wage rebuilder that did the job! if they are new axle shafts, double check the tourqe on your spindle nut! good luck, marty

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    MARTY Jun 05, 2009

    hi again, you can try to grab onto the axle shaft itself between the inner and outer joints, try to move it in and out and side to side, if any play or looseness is felt, go ahead and change the shafts, if the problem was inside the gear cover as you ask, it would be very loud and youd know for, if you buy remanufactured axles, shop at napa and get the lifetime warranteed parts "you wont regret it" good luck, marty



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