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Unread 04-10-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Squeaky front end. Driving me nuts! D:

So lately i noticed a front end squeak. Only when the jeeps moving. Im not sure which its coming from. Front left or right. I thought it was my ujoints on my driveshaft. But i pulled that and still squeaking. It only does it when the jeeps rolling. I checked the axle ujoint for play. Nothing. Before i just drop cash into it. Any ideas? Im leaning with wheel bearings?

Note : It started a day or two after it was stuck in a swamp overnight.

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Unread 04-10-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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Worn front brakes?
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Unread 04-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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Worn front brakes?
Its all practically new.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 05:20 PM   #4
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Its all practically new.
Sounds like something needs cleaned out. Ya know, from the night in the swamp.
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Sounds like something needs cleaned out. Ya know, from the night in the swamp.
I pressure washed it. It sounds like front passenger side.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 06:55 PM   #6
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Squeaking suggests metal-to-metal contact somewhere.

You could try process of elimination by hitting one component of the suspension/steering system with a quick blast of WD-40 a day. For instance, the first day try the front left forward leaf spring bushing, wait for the WD-40 to evaporate or wash it off, listen for a squeak, and move on to the next component/bushing/ball joint/etc, Until the issue is found.

Also, take a grease gun to all the zerk's on the front suspension. That might eliminate a few possibilities.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 07:08 PM   #7
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Squeaking suggests metal-to-metal contact somewhere.

You could try process of elimination by hitting one component of the suspension/steering system with a quick blast of WD-40 a day. For instance, the first day try the front left forward leaf spring bushing, wait for the WD-40 to evaporate or wash it off, listen for a squeak, and move on to the next component/bushing/ball joint/etc, Until the issue is found.

Also, take a grease gun to all the zerk's on the front suspension. That might eliminate a few possibilities.
Did the grease gun. It only does it when its rolling. So its drivetrain somehow
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I pressure washed it. It sounds like front passenger side.
Did you take your tire's off and spray out the hub/disk/caliper/knuckle/etc? I've had squeaking happen after I got debris trapped in those places that I couldn't get to without taking off the tire.

Just a thought.

Jack it up and jiggle the hell out of everything, see if you can recreate the noise while under/around it.

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Unread 04-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #9
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Check for mud between the brake rotor and the dust shield, if it only squeakes when you cycle your supension check the bushings on the swaybar.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 01:34 AM   #10
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Did you take your tire's off and spray out the hub/disk/caliper/knuckle/etc? I've had squeaking happen after I got debris trapped in those places that I couldn't get to without taking off the tire.

Just a thought.

Jack it up and jiggle the hell out of everything, see if you can recreate the noise while under/around it.

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No but i will see if i can do that tomorrow.
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Check for mud between the brake rotor and the dust shield, if it only squeakes when you cycle your supension check the bushings on the swaybar.
Id check the swaybar but its in my room :P
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Unread 04-11-2013, 09:17 AM   #12
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Check your body mounts. There is metal to metal contact there. As the bushing wear or rot they can cause this. It would only happen while moving as well.
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