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Any advice for the newbie? Please :)

Good morning fellow commanderers. This is Donnie and Chanise. We bought our Commander 2 years ago. Its a green 07 Sport, 3.7 V6. It has a 3in lift, rack and kc lights, grill guard and lots of stickers lol. We come to this site on a pretty regular basis, looking for solutions to our issues, everything from overheating to misfiring to odd noises. Yall have been very helpful, thanks! Which leads me to ask for a little help in which I havent seen too many posts directly related to. I have a massive, constant clunking when letting off the accelerator only, usually when driving straight. Not while braking or pressing the gas, nor in reverse. There is a clunk when shifting to reverse. It sounds like its coming from the front drivers side, near the wheel and underneath the jeep. There is a little play in the front driveshaft, though we just replaced it last year. Were waiting on another new one to arrive. We also replaced the rear driveshaft, front diff bushings, rear diff seal, tc fluid change, brake pads and misc suspension pieces. Im wondering if it could possibly be the left hand CV axle or wheel bearing? I had the cv joint replaced at diehard auto a year ago and on my paperwork, they suggested a cv axle replacement. For over $200, wouldnt the joint and axle have been replaced together? You'd think so. Either way, there seems to be no clicking when turning or whiring noises to indicate a bad axle or bearing. I dont know if I should just be patient and see what happens when I replace the driveshaft or if I should go ahead and order the axle and bearing. Or even start seeking out any other causes. Patience is not a virtue I have when my jeep is my only mode of transportation with 4 kids lol. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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@Donnie;

Welcome to the forum.

I've said many times here, that I'm no mechanic.

If I were in your shoes, I would wait & see what happens when you replace the driveshaft - since it sounds like you're already in the midst of doing that and then see where you stand when the dust settles.


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@Donnie;

Welcome to the forum.

I've said many times here, that I'm no mechanic.

If I were in your shoes, I would wait & see what happens when you replace the driveshaft - since it sounds like you're already in the midst of doing that and then see where you stand when the dust settles.
Thanks for your comment BigBlue, we'll see what happens!

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If it makes you feel about better, I replaced a worn halfshaft on a different vehicle with a brand new one... which was actually bad. Similar, but not exact, symptoms as you describe.

Sometimes part of a halfshaft can be replaced, but I'm rather a fan on doing the whole thing.
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