Front Wheel Squeak - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old 03-09-2007, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
dz1087
Registered User
 
dz1087's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,748
Front Wheel Squeak

Got a squeak in the front right wheel. I would swear that it is a bearing going out, but when the brake is applied, it stops. Never had this type of squeak before on anything.

Do we think its a bearing problem, or a brake pad problem? If brakes, what should I take a look at? If bearings, never opened them up, are they re-packable?



Air Force Jeep Club - Tail# JF037AD
'03 TJ Sport, Black on White, Stock. [[Gone]]
'99 XJ, Purple, Stock but with new wheels.

Running Doorless? Check your state's Mirror Laws!!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100% Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else.
Theodore Roosevelt
dz1087 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 03-09-2007, 09:55 AM
Fett
Mechanically Declined
 
Fett's Avatar
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Surprise
Posts: 319
The bearings are in the hub and it is sealed. If the squeak stops while applying the brake then I would first assume that it is in the brakes. Pull the tire and inspect.

99 TJ Sport I64L Manual 31x10.5 RE 3.5" Super Flex 1"BL 3.73 gears w/LockRite in front. Warrior Safari Rack.

"When you honestly believe you can compensate for lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there's no end to what you can't do".
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

|_
|T|
Fett is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 03-09-2007, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
dz1087
Registered User
 
dz1087's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,748
It sure doesn't sound like brakes though. Are there any retaining springs or clips on the pads? Could it be a loose pad rubbing freely aganst the rotor?


Air Force Jeep Club - Tail# JF037AD
'03 TJ Sport, Black on White, Stock. [[Gone]]
'99 XJ, Purple, Stock but with new wheels.

Running Doorless? Check your state's Mirror Laws!!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100% Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else.
Theodore Roosevelt
dz1087 is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old 03-09-2007, 02:26 PM
JeepMKcomin
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 479
I have the same problem, it isnt the brakes, someone else suggested it might be the front ujoint... but that doesnt make sense considering then the squeek should theoretically be coming from the front driver side. I pulled my brakes completely off and inspected the calipers and all and couldnt find a problem. I am thinking about taking it to a stealership *gasp*

it is the same problem though, brakes applied and it goes away... if you figure out what it is keep in touch, I will try and do the same

06TJ Silver Ruby - REBB w/DT3000s, Quick Discos, Superwinch EPi9.0, Warn engine skid, PS Box Skid, Diff Guards, IPF Lenses, x51s soon
92YJ White - Slight Shackle Lift w/30x9.5 BFG ATs, Custom Beefy Bumpers
06TJ Khaki Sport - Traded in

Last edited by JeepMKcomin; 03-09-2007 at 02:42 PM.
JeepMKcomin is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 03-09-2007, 02:43 PM
Dogman
Registered User
 
Dogman's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Boise
Posts: 5,223
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepMKcomin
I have the same problem, it isnt the brakes, someone else suggested it might be the front ujoint... but that doesnt make sense considering then the squeek should theoretically be coming from the front driver side.
They may have been referring to the u-joint in the axle shaft (assuming you're thinking the driveshaft).

I also have a squeek that I noticed yesterday - but it only happens when I go over bumps. I haven't figured out if it's drivetrain or suspension related.

John 3:17
Dogman is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 03-09-2007, 02:47 PM
JeepMKcomin
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by dogman
They may have been referring to the u-joint in the axle shaft (assuming you're thinking the driveshaft).

I also have a squeek that I noticed yesterday - but it only happens when I go over bumps. I haven't figured out if it's drivetrain or suspension related.
Could very well be a squeeky control arm...

Thanks for the idea of the ujoint in the axle shaft... i was thinking the driveshaft, that completely slipped my mind

06TJ Silver Ruby - REBB w/DT3000s, Quick Discos, Superwinch EPi9.0, Warn engine skid, PS Box Skid, Diff Guards, IPF Lenses, x51s soon
92YJ White - Slight Shackle Lift w/30x9.5 BFG ATs, Custom Beefy Bumpers
06TJ Khaki Sport - Traded in
JeepMKcomin is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 03-09-2007, 02:51 PM
Dogman
Registered User
 
Dogman's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Boise
Posts: 5,223
Ya, I'm going to check it out this weekend. I have to pull my D30 so, I'll be going over the front end.

John 3:17
Dogman is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 09-21-2007, 11:41 AM
westt
Registered User
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 62
Bump - I have the same symptoms - squeak until I hit the brakes. It then comes back soon after releasing the brake. Let me know if anyone finds the culprit.
westt is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 09-21-2007, 11:52 AM
bige2533
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Thornton, CO
Posts: 742
When I had this problem it was caused by the brake pads vibrating slightly. I applied some disc brake quiet to the backs of the pads and the squeak went away.

Last edited by bige2533; 09-21-2007 at 12:25 PM.
bige2533 is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 09-21-2007, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
dz1087
Registered User
 
dz1087's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,748
Well, I'll give that disk quiet a try this weekend.


Air Force Jeep Club - Tail# JF037AD
'03 TJ Sport, Black on White, Stock. [[Gone]]
'99 XJ, Purple, Stock but with new wheels.

Running Doorless? Check your state's Mirror Laws!!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100% Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else.
Theodore Roosevelt
dz1087 is offline  
post #11 of 15 Old 09-21-2007, 01:14 PM
nat441
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: MO
Posts: 251
Same thing here, but mine is a squeek, squeek, squeek that speeds up and slows down depending on my speed. I know exactly what is causing the squeek, just don't know why. My caliper is moving in and out with the rotation of the wheel and the ear of the brake pad is rubbing on the steering knuckle causing the squeek. I thought it was a warped rotor so I replaced the rotors and pads, but the squeek was still there. So I am now looking for another reason the caliper/pads are moving. The way I discovered this was by getting the front up and spinning the tire as fast as I could to simulate the squeek. Then using some extra hands to do this while I had my head underneath.

I am interested if anyone finds the culprit.

Edit: I did the no squeek on the back of the pads before I replaced the rotors and pads.

98 Sport
nat441 is offline  
post #12 of 15 Old 09-21-2007, 05:23 PM
flatlander757
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dayton
Posts: 5,417
I too have the same noise on my driver's side front... I'll give the stop-squeek a shot this weekend and will post back my findings.

SOLDThe lumbering steel-laden pig - 2003 TJ - 40" LTBs - D60/D70HD - 5.86s - Detroit lockers - 110" wheelbase

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
Originally Posted by 2006 Sport
Being able to make vroom vroom noises in Tonys Jeep was the highlight of my life.
Currently Jeepless.
flatlander757 is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 09-21-2007, 05:27 PM
EG00TJ
Registered User
 
EG00TJ's Avatar
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sacramento , Cali
Posts: 737
Ive had the same problem for some time now, it does it off an on.. ever since i went wheelin the first time , or mudding i mean ..

96 ZJ Longarm
Previous rigs : 96xj , 92 xj , 00 tj , 90 xj , 93 Longarm XJ
EG00TJ is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 09-21-2007, 06:59 PM
eclipse27
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 1,624
I just took mine to the dealership today. And they basically told me "you have a squeak...we dont know where its coming from." So 75 bucks wasted on the obvious. They claim they checked everybearing and ujoint possible. But w/e. If you figure it out let me know and i'll look into it on mine. Im going to try lubing up my jeep and cleaning everything underneath and pray that that will help!

4-4.5 inch susp. lift. 1 in performance acs. body lift. 5 in offroad foglights. Brushgaurd. Atoz corner armors.Round 4in taillights.D35/30 combo. upgraded horn.radio.8inbazzoka tube.highlift jack. 1.5in wheel spacers. 33' goodyear wrangler mt's.
eclipse27 is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 09-21-2007, 09:12 PM
eclipse27
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 1,624
Whats the no squeak i dont understand?? How do you fix the brake thing?

4-4.5 inch susp. lift. 1 in performance acs. body lift. 5 in offroad foglights. Brushgaurd. Atoz corner armors.Round 4in taillights.D35/30 combo. upgraded horn.radio.8inbazzoka tube.highlift jack. 1.5in wheel spacers. 33' goodyear wrangler mt's.
eclipse27 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Steering Wheel Squeak??? JYogi JK Wrangler Technical Forum 2 01-08-2008 12:10 AM
Squeak from front passenger wheel. Divinitous TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 04-25-2007 09:15 AM
Squeak - in ync w/wheel rotation swoodnj TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 03-05-2006 03:55 AM
steering wheel squeak blang4d TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 3 12-01-2005 11:34 AM
Steering Wheel Squeak drzima TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 3 12-04-2003 12:24 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome