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Scenario: I am helping my buddy with his jeep trying to find out what the grinding sound is in his front end. It only happens at moderate speeds and is not affected by braking. It usually starts happening after 15 min. of driving or so. We checked the brakes and they seem to be fine. I was feeling the right u-joint and it has minimal play but still more than the other side. Could this be the problem or what the heck is wrong with this thing. I am not very mechanically inclined so please help NOW!!! Thanks in advance!!

I also wanted to add that when I rotate that side, every couple of revolutions there is a clicking sound coming from the u-joint 'area"??
 

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What kind of Jeep? If it is like a YJ, check the wheel bearing.

Wes
 

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Ya sorry, what an idiot I am! I forgot to say what kind of jeep it is! It is a 1989 YJ. Thanks.
 

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Probably wheel bearings. Jack up the front wheels one at a time and shake them around. Look/feel for anything loose.

New bearing assemblies aren't cheap, and can be difficult to replace in an older YJ like yours, depending on rust.

Chris
 
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