Why is my rear right tire rattling.

50

Asked by Feb 23, 2016 at 01:05 PM about the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

Question type: General

The other day I noticed that my rear right tire
rattled when I when over bumpy sections of road.
So I did a little testing with it and notices that it
didn't make the noise when I went over a speed
bump. Only when I go over bumpy sections of
road.  When I got home I crawled under my vehicle,
I wasn't sure what I was looking at but I did check
my shock absorber and coil spring and those were
both tight.

11 Answers

6,695

run over something that's lodged in the tire? would spot a severed bolt or cracked suspension frame...anyways the handling would have gone to hell, so take it to a tire shop...and they'll pull the wrench out of the tread for ya~

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I checked the tires to make sure there weren't any screws or nails in it.

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124,155

Possibly sway bar links needing repaired. These tend to rattle and or sound like change rattling in your pocket(if rubber bushing are completely shot).

6,695

14 years of reliable service, Dandy is right WORN bushings...by now...have an inspection done by a professional shop~

50

Is it bad to drive around with them worn.?

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300,255

Check the lug nuts on the wheel to see they are torqued down.

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124,155

Not to bad but not to good either. That being said I would have to advise you to have them inspected. If it is the links they are normally fairly cheap and easy to replace.

50

That was the 1st thing I checked and they were tight.

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124,155

Good call Tom.

6,695

have seen many U-Joints causing the driveshaft to end up in the road....a couple of times....with the 4wd...there are a lot of moving parts down there...see if that is the funky way in which the sound is happening~

6,695

do not drive with them worn...get them fixed~

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