Clanking noise coming from rear of 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee
I have a similar problem as the 97 Maxima mentioned. I changed all 4 of my shocks on my 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee as well as the rotors and afterwards I began to hear a small clanking noise when going over small bumps in the road. It sounds specifically like it's coming from the left back wheel. The mount bushings on the rear shocks are not installed individually but instead comes imbedded in the shock itself. I was wondering if and how is it possible to install this shock incorrectly? Installation seemed pretty straightforward. Will incorrect torquing cause this to occur? Thanks for your help.
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have the u joints inspected as sometimes a noise is not coming from the area you might think it is.the noise could be a bad shock on that side or a rear spring bushing or spring problem.have it checked out,its a 95 so chances are you have not changed the shock and its worn out making noise.if it is change both shocks.
I had a similar problem about a year after having rear shocks replaced, turned out there is a round metal tube through the bushing at the top end of the shocks, if you tighten the mounting bolt down too tight these crack and allow a bit of movement which causes the clunk. Replacing the shocks (at another shop) solved the problem - two years ago, no recurrance. Take out the shocks and check that little metal tube (I'm sure it has a more technical name); if it is cracked, try to find replacements (otherwise you have to replace the entire shock) and be very careful when reinstalling them not to tighten the mounting bolts down too tightly. Don't know if maybe there is a torque specification for these mounts, perhaps a Haynes or Chiltons manual could help here. Good luck.
Check sway bar. On some models as suspension sags, sway bar outer ends will contact the body, leaving a mark or dent just above the end, causing a bang over bumps. Only way to correct this is to change springs or add a spring lift.