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Unread 03-31-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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Wheels squeak while turning

So, I'm a 19 year old boy who likes cars, likes to go fast, and try to drift my Jeep in dirt. Well, I found a nice safe patch of dirt a couple days ago. I went around, floored it, and cranked my steering left and right. I then had the smart idea to see what it would be like in 4HI. Not to well of course but I was just playing around. Today, (driving in 2HI) I cranked my wheels to park and got a scary squeaking noise on my front axis (I believe). Did I jack something up when I "drifted" in 4HI?

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Unread 03-31-2011, 04:39 PM   #2
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I would guess the axle U joint may have been tweaked. By the way, if you can drift a Jeep then you can call yourself a man now.
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Unread 03-31-2011, 06:27 PM   #3
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I was hoping that wasn't the issue. Though, I knew there really wasn't any other option. You guys have any tips on how I can check for sure and how to fix it without having to go to the dealer?
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Unread 04-01-2011, 07:37 AM   #4
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oh oh, parents r gonna b maaaaad! i remember first time i messed up the car and dad got involved.. was not pretty...
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Unread 04-01-2011, 07:38 AM   #5
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also forgot to say, i dont there are u joints in the front, liberty has IFS not AFS, so its a ball joint from what i know, but i can be wrong.
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Unread 04-01-2011, 09:39 PM   #6
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Cause with the KK's being "new" relative to the KJ's, there isn't really ANY help on the web for this. I will just call tomorrow or Monday then.
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Unread 04-01-2011, 09:54 PM   #7
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KK front axle is exactly the same as the KJs. its dana 30
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Unread 04-01-2011, 10:17 PM   #8
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Good to know
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Unread 04-01-2011, 10:24 PM   #9
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KK front axle is exactly the same as the KJs. its dana 30
Actually the KK's front diff is very different then a KJ's front diff.

KJ---D30A

KK---D30M

The KK's D30M accepts JK D30 gears,the KJ's D30A only accepts D30A gears.
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Unread 04-02-2011, 12:17 AM   #10
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i meant more in half axles/ball joints way, then the differential gearing
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Unread 04-02-2011, 06:38 AM   #11
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i meant more in half axles/ball joints way, then the differential gearing
Completely different balljoints and CV axles also.
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