Likely cause of frame, body, suspension creak?
Sometimes when I slowly pull my '85 into a driveway or other sloped area, I can hear a creaking sound. The sound is not like a squeaky door, but lower in pitch and short in duration.
My first thought was that something in the suspension was at fault, so I positioned one ramp in front of a tire, drove up the ramp, and listened for the sound. I did this with each tire, one at a time, to flex the suspension.
The only time I heard the creak was coming from the rear of the Jeep when I was flexing the front. So now I'm thinking the source of the sound may motion between the frame and body when the frame is subject to uneven torque.
My frame is in good shape, the shackles and bushings are all fairly new. Fairly recent shocks.
The body mount bushings are all old and likely original. The bolts holding the body to the frame are all old but in the past I have removed, cleaned, greased, and reinstalled most of them. The Superlift leaf springs are old and have some surface rust.
So, it's probably nothing to worry about but I thought I'd post to see if anyone had any ideas or has heard this problem before.
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