Hi. Is this a single knock type noise? The rear has a ball joint over top of it that goes bad and knocks, sometimes pretty loud. There are also bushings on the v frame that connects to the ball joint. They tear and rot sometimes.
It is a single type clunk. Will my mechanic understan what you are referring to? Any more clarification which could help find the problem
If he has ran into these before, yes. You can get a few guys to rock the jeep in the shop and usually that will get it to move enough to pinpoint it. I have done quite a few of these. I think it will be either the ball joint or the bushings. Most likely the joint.
Please repeat your diagnosis--when I hit reply, it disappeared before I could make notes
Either the ball joint over the rear differential is bad or the bushings for the v frame that is attached to it.
Did that work for you?
I did in fact read your diagnosis of my Jeep question. It sounds logical and is probably correct. I'll run it by my mechanic in the next few days and we'll focus on the ball joint and V frame bushings. I'll let you know if you hit a home run.Chip