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Unread 03-09-2007, 08:05 AM   #1
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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?

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Unread 03-09-2007, 08:55 AM   #2
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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.
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Unread 03-09-2007, 11:16 AM   #3
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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?
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Unread 03-09-2007, 01:26 PM   #4
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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
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Unread 03-09-2007, 01:43 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 03-09-2007, 01:47 PM   #6
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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
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Unread 03-09-2007, 01:51 PM   #7
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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.
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Unread 09-21-2007, 10:41 AM   #8
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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.
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Unread 09-21-2007, 10:52 AM   #9
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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.

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Unread 09-21-2007, 11:03 AM   #10
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Well, I'll give that disk quiet a try this weekend.
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Unread 09-21-2007, 12:14 PM   #11
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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.
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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.
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Unread 09-21-2007, 04:27 PM   #13
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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 ..
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Unread 09-21-2007, 05:59 PM   #14
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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!
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Unread 09-21-2007, 08:12 PM   #15
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Whats the no squeak i dont understand?? How do you fix the brake thing?
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