Groaning Noise From Rear Wheel - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > Groaning Noise From Rear Wheel

Labor Day Sale!FS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitEngo winches available at www.rockridge4wd.com! Free shipp

Reply
Unread 10-03-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
allanbranch
Registered User
1978 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: PANAMA CITY, Florida
Posts: 17
Groaning Noise From Rear Wheel

I'm having a groaning noise coming from my rear driver's side wheel. It happens when I start from a stop and especially when turning left.

See this video, it happens at :10 and :14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNF65...ature=youtu.be

Thoughts?

__________________
FYI: I'm going to ask many stupid questions. I write software for a living, engines and Jeeps are a new technology to me. Go easy on me.

Last edited by allanbranch; 10-03-2013 at 10:24 AM.. Reason: youtube link didn't work.
allanbranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-03-2013, 01:21 PM   #2
LumpyGrits
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The Mojave Desert Palmdale Ca. U.S.A.
Posts: 4,666
Axle bearing say'n, bye-bye, me thinks.
Do you have oil leaking on the inside sidewall of your tire?
When was the last time you checked your rear hub nut for torque(250ft/lbs min.)?
Check your diff oil level.
Way to much background noise to be sure with my bad ears.
LG
__________________
Have'n you along, is like loose'n 2 good men
LumpyGrits is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-04-2013, 09:04 AM   #3
allanbranch
Registered User
1978 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: PANAMA CITY, Florida
Posts: 17
LumpyGrits, thanks for the feedback.

My wife shot another video. Youtube jacked up the videos and make them all warped looking.

No oil leaks on the side of the tire, what would that indicate axle issue?
__________________
FYI: I'm going to ask many stupid questions. I write software for a living, engines and Jeeps are a new technology to me. Go easy on me.

Last edited by allanbranch; 10-04-2013 at 10:09 AM..
allanbranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-04-2013, 10:25 AM   #4
jeepwhore
Hair puller xtraordinaire
 
jeepwhore's Avatar
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Posts: 3,028
So it only makes the sound for a second after you start moving? It almost sounds like the brake shoes are binding up inside the drum. Hard to tell though as the engine noise drowns out alot of the actual sound. If a wheel bearing was that far gone to make a sound like that I would think it would be heard all the time. Pull your drums off and make sure all the brake hardware is still in place and that the shoes haven't fallen apart in there. It could very well be a bearing but again, it's hard to really hear the sound.
__________________
'84 CJ-7: Yota axles (spartan locked front, e-locked rear) 4" BDS, 1" Daystar & 3/8" shackle lifts, 35" X-Terrains on steelies, YJ Tub & family roll bar, heater blower upgrade, 4.2L w/MC2100 & Team Rush, Warn 8274. Rebuilt 4.2/4.0 hybrid, AX15 and twin sticks/clocking ring waiting to go in.

The advertised position for a topless, dirty jeep girl has been filled......by my wife. Thanks to all that applied.
<------------and yes, that is her.
:-D
jeepwhore is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #5
LumpyGrits
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The Mojave Desert Palmdale Ca. U.S.A.
Posts: 4,666
X2 on pull'n the drums.
If you don't see anything there.
Pull the diff cover off and look for broken gear teeth.
I would stop driving it till you get this fixed.
LG
__________________
Have'n you along, is like loose'n 2 good men
LumpyGrits is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-04-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
allanbranch
Registered User
1978 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: PANAMA CITY, Florida
Posts: 17
You gentlemen are very much appreciated. Many thanks, have a great weekend.
__________________
FYI: I'm going to ask many stupid questions. I write software for a living, engines and Jeeps are a new technology to me. Go easy on me.
allanbranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-04-2013, 10:49 AM   #7
LumpyGrits
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The Mojave Desert Palmdale Ca. U.S.A.
Posts: 4,666
Let us know, what you find
LG
__________________
Have'n you along, is like loose'n 2 good men
LumpyGrits is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #8
allanbranch
Registered User
1978 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: PANAMA CITY, Florida
Posts: 17
Well the wheel bearing looks fine, the u-joints had some wiggle room so we swapped those out. That wasn't it, then we spotted a rotten spring perch. That's the next thing we'll change out. I'll replace both while I'm at it.

__________________
FYI: I'm going to ask many stupid questions. I write software for a living, engines and Jeeps are a new technology to me. Go easy on me.
allanbranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-12-2013, 06:16 PM   #9
allanbranch
Registered User
1978 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: PANAMA CITY, Florida
Posts: 17
Well the spring perches are replaced and nope that's not it either.

I created a new thread because I think I found the problem, or I found another problem.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f19/h.../#post17653281
__________________
FYI: I'm going to ask many stupid questions. I write software for a living, engines and Jeeps are a new technology to me. Go easy on me.
allanbranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-13-2013, 06:20 AM   #10
southshore30
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: cape cod, MA
Posts: 560
Groan more turning one direction more than the other? Probably time for wheel bearings. If you don't have one piece axles then do them at the same tome
__________________
Firefighters Jeep Club


SBC350,T-176,D-300,D44
southshore30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-13-2013, 07:58 AM   #11
allanbranch
Registered User
1978 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: PANAMA CITY, Florida
Posts: 17
Turns out the woodruff key was broken, I'm putting in one piece axles now. Thanks!
__________________
FYI: I'm going to ask many stupid questions. I write software for a living, engines and Jeeps are a new technology to me. Go easy on me.
allanbranch is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.