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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
aldersonfilm
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What is that squeaking???

I've owned Jeeps before. An XJ a CJ and now a YJ. I don't usually mind all the funny noises they make, but there is one constant squeak that will not go away. It happens every time I go over the smallest bump. It's not from the doors or hard top. It's coming from the driver's side, towards the front I think. Something in the suspension I'm guessing. High pitched and sounds like metal rubbing against metal.

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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Check the sway bar link bushings, spring eye bushings, shackle bushings...basically check all your bushings, I would think you have one or more that are dry rotted and in need of replacement. If you aren't ready to replace them spray them with some silicone lubricant, I have had varying success with that working to quiet things down until I could replace mine.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 10:39 PM   #3
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Also Greese your front drive shaft.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 03:27 AM   #4
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I had this problem, it sounds EXACTLY like what you are describing. It drove me crazy figuring it out, until I finally observed that the sheetmetal on the tub that one of my body mount bolts fastens to was partially broken out. Every time I hit a bump, the cracked sheetmetal would scrape against each other causing an ungodly screech. On my Jeep it was the body mount below the passenger side floorboard. I ended up taking the bolt and bushing out, reinforced the broken out mount with heavier steel, and reassembled. Fixed the problem.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 06:20 AM   #5
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My springs are the culprit on mine. I get the same bump-squeak as you describe. Mine magically vanishes for a while every Spring. That's when I do my annual undercarriage painting. After I paint the springs, the squeak will go away for a few weeks; I guess the leaves rub and squeak.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 06:29 AM   #6
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I had a hood hinge that had slop, caused noise.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 09:41 AM   #7
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The springs inside my hood latches both squeak - I think a shot of lubricant will quiet them down.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 09:52 AM   #8
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Come to think of it though, about the only things that don't not squeak, rattle or smoke on my Jeep are the tires!
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