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Okay so I've been having fun with this issue on my 2016 Renegade Trailhawk. I live in Illinois and since about October when it started cooling down I started hearing this hollow thunk coming from the right front tire side. Now mind you done very little to any off roading yet, so I was a little concerned. However if the temps got into the 60's I didn't hear it. Fast forward to now and its still cold out and when the temps are cold when I first drive it I hear the noise and it seems to be worse. Just this hollow kchunk noise, the Jeep drives fine otherwise and I have no issues but I know something isn't right. Mechanic and the dealer had no clue as they couldn't hear it very well and its louder now but I feel that by the time I get it into the shop it will be warm and gone. So I did finally get some decent audio on my dash cam and was just wondering if anyone had a thought or had this same problem.

 

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Okay so I've been having fun with this issue on my 2016 Renegade Trailhawk. I live in Illinois and since about October when it started cooling down I started hearing this hollow thunk coming from the right front tire side. Now mind you done very little to any off roading yet, so I was a little concerned. However if the temps got into the 60's I didn't hear it. Fast forward to now and its still cold out and when the temps are cold when I first drive it I hear the noise and it seems to be worse. Just this hollow kchunk noise, the Jeep drives fine otherwise and I have no issues but I know something isn't right. Mechanic and the dealer had no clue as they couldn't hear it very well and its louder now but I feel that by the time I get it into the shop it will be warm and gone. So I did finally get some decent audio on my dash cam and was just wondering if anyone had a thought or had this same problem.

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I am having the same problem with my 2016 Jeep. I only hear the clunk sometimes, usually when I am stopping and turning. Otherwise it feels fine. I didn't think about the weather, but it is October and it has been in the 30-40's range temp wise. My noise is coming from the front drivers side. I took it in to the dealer for a check up. I have a friend who works in the service department for Toyota. I got them to hear the noise before I took it in. Now that it is there for the dealer to check out they can't seem to get the noise to happen. My friend said it sounded like the CV- Joint/ Axel.. / maybe even the shocks hitting the frame of the body.
 

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I posted my issue and then saw your post. Yours and mine are definitely temp related as the parts contract in cold temps. We may have the same issue but yours is way far worse. Into clunking level of bad. I'm letting mine freeze overnight and mustering a heavy neighbor's help to jounce the corner while I diagnose. Good luck.

My sound happens while still so CV is way down the list. Adding end links to my short list.
 

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Okay so I've been having fun with this issue on my 2016 Renegade Trailhawk. I live in Illinois and since about October when it started cooling down I started hearing this hollow thunk coming from the right front tire side. Now mind you done very little to any off roading yet, so I was a little concerned. However if the temps got into the 60's I didn't hear it. Fast forward to now and its still cold out and when the temps are cold when I first drive it I hear the noise and it seems to be worse. Just this hollow kchunk noise, the Jeep drives fine otherwise and I have no issues but I know something isn't right. Mechanic and the dealer had no clue as they couldn't hear it very well and its louder now but I feel that by the time I get it into the shop it will be warm and gone. So I did finally get some decent audio on my dash cam and was just wondering if anyone had a thought or had this same problem.


Hi Kevin, I'm getting this issue quite badly with my 2016 Trailhawk, but this is a UK diesel.

Did you ever get the problem fixed? I must say, like yours, it does seem to be termperature related; when the engine is warm the knocking is far less noticeable (if at all). Sounds all the world to me like a suspension knock, but there's been a few posts about engine mounts on this model.
 

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Okay so I've been having fun with this issue on my 2016 Renegade Trailhawk. I live in Illinois and since about October when it started cooling down I started hearing this hollow thunk coming from the right front tire side. Now mind you done very little to any off roading yet, so I was a little concerned. However if the temps got into the 60's I didn't hear it. Fast forward to now and its still cold out and when the temps are cold when I first drive it I hear the noise and it seems to be worse. Just this hollow kchunk noise, the Jeep drives fine otherwise and I have no issues but I know something isn't right. Mechanic and the dealer had no clue as they couldn't hear it very well and its louder now but I feel that by the time I get it into the shop it will be warm and gone. So I did finally get some decent audio on my dash cam and was just wondering if anyone had a thought or had this same problem.

Sounds like the same problem I had with my ‘17 Latitude. I took it back to the dealer 4X’s. It started making that noise with less than 10K on the odometer (still under warranty). I told the dealer it sounded like a broken strut (I’m no expert mechanic but have some knowledge). After chasing the problem I just had it fixed by a local shop that replaced the strut bushings. Total cost was $450. Parts are only available from Jeep/Mopar. Hope this helps.
 

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I got the same problem now with 2017 renegade with only 2,000 miles.
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Resurrecting this thread. Did you (Kevin) figure out what the noise was? I have the same noise now on my 2016 75th Anniversary Lattitude at 80K miles. Passenger side front. Mine isn't as bad as yours but I should find a dirt bumpy road like you did to test it out. From reading multiple threads I'm thinking engine mount and ordered one, but now am wondering if it is strut mount/bearing. Both are mounted in same area under the hood and that's exactly where the noise seems to be coming from. Appreciate any help.
 

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How expensive is the part? Easy to replace? Part #? I'll buy it and do it myself if not bad. Already spent $160 on the engine mount, thinking my sounds were exactly as described by others. Waiting for the part to arrive, figured I'd install in my garage. I have jack stands and a portable jack, just have to find a good spot to support the motor when installing.
 

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Just wanted to post that I just finished changing my passenger side motor mount, was pretty easy to do and confirmed the original was shot! It was totally collapsed when installed. After removing the old mount, I layed the new one in place and thought perhaps it was the wrong part as there was 1/2" or more if a gap between the engine and base of the new motor mount! Looked closer and realized the old mount was totally collapsed so after removal, I had this gap. No dampening whatsoever on the passenger side, all vibration was transferring through the body, and I had that 30mph vibration as well. Will have to go for a drive to see if the occasional clunk type noise on that side is gone as well, my guess is it will be. Thanks to all on this forum for these tips and repair process! Just saved myself about $450 as a DIY.
 
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