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Unread 10-03-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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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?

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Unread 10-03-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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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.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 10:04 AM   #3
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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?
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Unread 10-04-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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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.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 11:34 AM   #5
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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.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 11:42 AM   #6
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You gentlemen are very much appreciated. Many thanks, have a great weekend.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 11:49 AM   #7
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Let us know, what you find
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Unread 10-26-2013, 02:36 PM   #8
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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.

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Unread 11-12-2013, 07:16 PM   #9
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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
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Unread 11-13-2013, 07:20 AM   #10
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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
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Unread 11-13-2013, 08:58 AM   #11
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Turns out the woodruff key was broken, I'm putting in one piece axles now. Thanks!
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