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post #46 of 57 Old 03-20-2013, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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This is going to sound absolutely crazy. I fixed the chirping! I just got done putting a new turn signal switch in and took it for a test drivce to make sure the auto cancel works and the steering wheel was straight, and now the chirping is gone. It must have been something in the steering column. Any ideas?


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post #47 of 57 Old 03-21-2013, 12:53 AM
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Did you try driving it while accelerating and/or going up hill?
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post #48 of 57 Old 03-21-2013, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, I took it for the exact same test drive after I put the driveshaft in 5 hours earlier. It made the chirping noise several times. The 2nd test drive after the steering column it did not chirp once.

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post #49 of 57 Old 03-21-2013, 04:19 AM
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Well Mike, after 48 responses to your topic I think it's your responsibility to the forum to find out exactly what caused the chirping and how you stopped it.
I don't see how it could have come from the steering column turn signal switch, but who knows?
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post #50 of 57 Old 03-21-2013, 06:02 AM
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Body movement? Maybe the body moved enough to make the steering shaft shift and squeek.
This is just a good example of how impossible it is to troubleshoot over the internet.
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post #51 of 57 Old 03-21-2013, 08:58 AM
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<snip>This is just a good example of how impossible it is to troubleshoot over the internet.
I don't seem to have too tough of a time.

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post #52 of 57 Old 03-21-2013, 10:00 AM
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This is going to sound absolutely crazy. I fixed the chirping! I just got done putting a new turn signal switch in and took it for a test drivce to make sure the auto cancel works and the steering wheel was straight, and now the chirping is gone. It must have been something in the steering column. Any ideas?
No ideas but glad to see you got it fixed! Steering column huh, that's a new one.

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I don't seem to have too tough of a time.

I love it, where did you find that?

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post #54 of 57 Old 03-22-2013, 02:32 PM
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I love it, where did you find that?
I admit - I can't take credit for originally posting it someplace here. IIRC, jbolty (another moderator here) posted it some time ago & I copied it into my fototime account for future use.
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post #55 of 57 Old 03-22-2013, 04:54 PM
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My chirping seems to be coming from the center of the jeep. I'm thinking the trans. mount or motor mount. I wonder how to rule out the turn signal switch?
Was the noise (chirping) coming from right in front of you at the steering column?
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post #56 of 57 Old 03-27-2013, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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The turn signal switch was not the problem, and the chirping came back the next day so I have no idea what this noise is or why it went away. With the door closed it sounds like it is coming from the front right of the Jeep. If you open the door and stick your head out of the Jeep (on a very very empty road) it sounds like it is coming from under the Jeep.

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post #57 of 57 Old 03-27-2013, 02:28 PM
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That turn signal switch was too hard to swallow. I'd say trans mount or engine mount, or body mounts.
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