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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Question: Popping noise when turning -near back of front seats

 

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Visitor, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Monroe, NC, April 07, 2010, 17:59

Whenever I turn my jeep there is a loud popping noise that sounds like it is under the back of the front seats. Is this cv joints and are they costly to replace? How hard are they to replace?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 07, 2010, 18:25
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    Hard to guess without hearing the noise. The front axles are forward/ mid engine compartment area. The transfer box and drive shaft are in the area you talk about hearing the noise, very important to get it checked out on many 4WD cars if the front Universal Joint on the drive shaft brakes it could potentially flip the truck over.
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    orvis 4x4 July 01, 2010, 00:41
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    had a similar problem w ours it turned out to be the swaybar link it went out of socket eventually

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