Metallic, rotational 'rattle' in rear

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Hey everyone -

This sound seems to come up when off road. Yesterday we did Barlow Road in Oregon, and I noticed it start up again.

  • I don't remember hearing it until we had been wheeling for a while (might have been, but only realized it later in the day).
  • I THINK it is coming from rear DS.
  • Goes away under power.
  • Recently did entire brake job in rear to try and get rid of it. No dice.
  • Recently greased u-joints
1993 FZJ80 on 35s.

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Any help is appreciated!
 
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I'd have someone outside the car try to tell you where the sound is coming from. Have you pulled the tire? Could be a rock caught in there.
 
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I'd have someone outside the car try to tell you where the sound is coming from. Have you pulled the tire? Could be a rock caught in there.
I thought the same and there was not. I have walked next to the rig and almost had my wufe drive over me to diag. Hard to tell
 

ajax1

 
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After I had done brakes on the rear including the parking brake I lost a clip that went on the pin that holds the shoe, the pin was tapping the rear backing plate , took out the slack on the pin and put couple washers on the pin and no more noise
 
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After I had done brakes on the rear including the parking brake I lost a clip that went on the pin that holds the shoe, the pin was tapping the rear backing plate , took out the slack on the pin and put couple washers on the pin and no more noise
It does sound like something hitting a heat shield or something. I just re-did my rear brakes including e-brake shoes thinking it was smething in there. All pins are clipped and seated.
 
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Put it up in the air and figure out where it is coming from. Here's hoping it's a rock.
 

ArmyFJ

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Bent heat shield? I had that happen and it was hard to figure out without it on a lift with a helper.
 
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