Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Front axle thunks when turning

asked by on

The front axle thunks when I turn. I was told that I have to replace the U-joint on it.

A: That does sound like the problem. The u-joi...

That does sound like the problem. The u-joints spin with the wheel all the time on your Jeep. Do not delay the repair for too long. If the u-joint fails, it can cause more damage and possibly lock the wheel, or bind the steering. A qualified mechanic from YourMechanic can come out and inspect your steering and suspension to let you know exactly what repairs need to be made.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Front Axle Clanking Sounds

The front axle joints may be bad and binding from worn out ball bearings in the constant velocity (CV) joint. You may also have wheel bearing and ball joint issues and possible struts. All these could be possible causes of...

Q: My car turns over but won't start, has no spark, distributer cap/rotor, spark plugs, and ignition module have been replaced.

Hi there. It sounds like the ignition coil has failed causing the no spark issue. The secondary circuit within the ignition coil has either burned up or shorted out. I recommend replacing the ignition coil. If you need further assistance...

Q: crankshaft position sensor problem

No it will not work. Do not try and install it since it will not fit or work. If you start a quote for a crankshaft position sensor replacement with YourMechanic, the right part will be found for your Jeep....

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...