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post #1 of 5 Old 12-02-2008, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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2002 Wrangler Wont Stop Squealing

OK, so I have to start by saying Im a newbie and not a mechanic by trade.

I had my stock 2002 Wrangler Sport in the shop the other week for a variety of things, one of which was a screaching coming from the front.

Heres my investigation:
It sqeals if going 20mph or faster, loudest at about 40mph.
Squeals faster the faster I drive.
Generally does NOT squeal if I put it in 4wd.
Sounds like it is coming from fairly far up front somewhere in the drivetrain.

When I had it in the shop they replaced two u-joints in the front. When I went to pick it up, the squeal started right back up with one difference. After I got it back, I drove it on the highway for a few miles and it goes away, even if I slow back down. But, if I park it and it cools off for a few hours, it will squeal again.

So its back in the shop, and they took out the entire front drive shaft, but cant find anything wrong.

Has anyone ever had this, or have any good ideas?


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post #2 of 5 Old 12-02-2008, 08:37 PM
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#1 did they check if the front driveshaft was greased.

#2 Front wheel u-joints
#3 carrier bearings?\

#4 get a yj

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post #3 of 5 Old 12-03-2008, 10:03 AM
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Drive it with the front Driveshaft removed. If the squeal is not there then likely the CV joint / centering ball on the shaft. If the squeal is there then look to Front axle - U-Joints, Unit bearing, pinion bearing.

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I have the same problem, just replaced the hub/bearing, still squealing
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-06-2009, 08:54 PM
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Did you find the problem???
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