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Question Rear suspension noise

I have a 2X2 Hemi JGC Summit with 1500 miles. When I go over a sharp bump or even a speed bump at any speed other than crawl I get a "thump" in the rear end. I took it in and they said the spare tire was a little loose so tightened it but it still does not sound right and makes a noise. Does anyone have anything similar? The Jeep drives great but the sound makes does not seem normal at all. I hav test driven several and i dont recall hearing this. Thanks
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Re: Rear suspension noise

With it only being a 2x2 half of it is probably draging on the ground with the 2 wheels that are missing.
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Re: Rear suspension noise

Possibly the rear jounce bumpers, there was a TSB for squeak/clunk in the rear, they are rear struts.

Check out: Tsb 17-002-11 : Squeak and/or clunk noise coming from rear of vehicle

and for the TSB: http://wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_1700211.pdf
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Re: Rear suspension noise

OK Mr Smarty then its a 4X2...Ha Ha good catch. Thanks!
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Re: Rear suspension noise

I had the same thing, though this was before the most recent TSB. But they called it Shock Rumble and the dearler ordered new shocks. Though I still hear the clunk but not as consistent as it once was. I'm bringing mine back in for the TSB "Cure" we will see.
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I had the same thing, though this was before the most recent TSB. But they called it Shock Rumble and the dearler ordered new shocks. Though I still hear the clunk but not as consistent as it once was. I'm bringing mine back in for the TSB "Cure" we will see.
Also in the rear?
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Re: Rear suspension noise

Yea in the rear of the Jeep,
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Re: Rear suspension noise

Oh, this is not just on new jeeps... My 02 wj has been in and out of shop and hanging all kinds of new parts....sounds like a bobbling sound or balls in a bucket. Very annoying
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Re: Rear suspension noise

Does this apply to MY 2014? I see the bulletin says 2011 but I have this in the rear of a 2014 , oddly enough it only seems to be during or after driving in the rain?
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Re: Rear suspension noise

Yes! Unfortunately your year look up thread clunking in read at Jeep Forum.
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Re: Rear suspension noise

I have a 2014 4x4 limited ecodiesel that did it. It got extremely bad after I put a old man emu lift on. Turns out it comes from the upper bushing on the rear shocks. The factory upper bushings are very soft and caused metal to metal contact. ARB sent out an updated upper bushing kit that completely cured the rear clunking noise. The bushings should fit the factory shocks as well.
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Re: Rear suspension noise

This is awsome news...thanks friend!
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