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Unread 10-17-2010, 10:36 AM   #16
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U-joint makes sense, but what still bugs me is the fact the squeak stop the second I tap the brakes.
Just jack her up, put her in neutral and spin your drive shaft and see if it squeeks.

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Unread 10-17-2010, 11:28 AM   #17
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Check and see if your rotor is rubbing against the dust/backing plate.
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Unread 10-31-2010, 02:37 PM   #18
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Ok, I got a chance to jack up the front wheels. Of course when spinning the wheels it didn't replicate the squeak. Though when I spin the passenger side wheel really hard and fast, I can hear a very faint squeak. So I'm certain it's that wheel. It's to faint to hear where it's coming from, but I'm certain it's not rubbing the dust shield.

I do get a lot of resistance when spinning both wheels. I realize it's also spinning the driveshaft but it seems like there is still a lot or resistance, and it sound like the pads are dragging on the rotors. Maybe both calipers are sticking?
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Unread 10-31-2010, 11:13 PM   #19
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Ok, I got a chance to jack up the front wheels. Of course when spinning the wheels it didn't replicate the squeak. Though when I spin the passenger side wheel really hard and fast, I can hear a very faint squeak. So I'm certain it's that wheel. It's to faint to hear where it's coming from, but I'm certain it's not rubbing the dust shield.

I do get a lot of resistance when spinning both wheels. I realize it's also spinning the driveshaft but it seems like there is still a lot or resistance, and it sound like the pads are dragging on the rotors. Maybe both calipers are sticking?
I'm having the exact same issue as you, though it's right-rear with me. It's been driving me crazy - brakes are all good, no issues there.

Guess I'll check the u-joints tomorrow.

Glad I found this thread.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 07:30 PM   #20
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I'm thinking its the brakes. I'm going back and forth about just buying a new caliper, but 60 bucks is a lot to spend when I'm not sure what the problem is.
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Unread 11-08-2010, 09:23 PM   #21
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Took the rotor in last Saturday to get it turned, turned out it was to thin so they couldn't. Went into the connected Advance Auto and bought a new rotor for 32 bucks. Got home, put it on, then went to "test the brakes" , and the squeak got better.

Today, now that the rotor has been broken in, and the pads shaped to the new rotor, the squeak is completely gone.
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Unread 11-08-2010, 09:59 PM   #22
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Took the rotor in last Saturday to get it turned, turned out it was to thin so they couldn't. Went into the connected Advance Auto and bought a new rotor for 32 bucks. Got home, put it on, then went to "test the brakes" , and the squeak got better.

Today, now that the rotor has been broken in, and the pads shaped to the new rotor, the squeak is completely gone.
Yup, warped rotor. If youve got the money Id upgrade to Centric Rotors and Savvy's "Magic" pads or atleast EBC Yellowstuffs. I think Blain finally put a package deal together. You can never have enough brakes and for $2-$300 range, thats cheap reassurance.
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Unread 11-08-2010, 10:04 PM   #23
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Yup, warped rotor. If youve got the money Id upgrade to Centric Rotors and Savvy's "Magic" pads or atleast EBC Yellowstuffs. I think Blain finally put a package deal together. You can never have enough brakes and for $2-$300 range, thats cheap reassurance.
Yeah, I wish. Maybe next summer, but right now I'm out a job for the winter and just splurged on a new top. But when I was "testing the brakes" I could still make them squeal (if I put all my weight into it), but there's always more to be desired.
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Unread 11-08-2010, 10:07 PM   #24
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Yeah, I wish. Maybe next summer, but right now I'm out a job for the winter and just splurged on a new top.
... No excuse, cut grass, clean pools, shovel snow! $300 isnt hard to earn if you work for it. Hell, get a job at walmart, collect carts for a week.
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Unread 11-08-2010, 10:10 PM   #25
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... No excuse, cut grass, clean pools, shovel snow! $300 isnt hard to earn if you work for it. Hell, get a job at walmart, collect carts for a week.
Hey! I never said I wasn't tryin', I just don't want to go spending all my money when I don't have anything set in stone. Just knowing how Jeeps work, I would break an axle or something, plus it's not like they sip gas.
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Unread 12-02-2010, 02:53 PM   #26
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Ok, I've got an update. The squeak came back. I don't know when It came back because I've had the top on quite a while, but I def. heard it today. I've also got another symptom to add. On my way home from school, I take my friend home everyday, and we were driving next to another friend. I was about to merge off off 60-65, and my friend tells me to slow down so we can be right next to the other person. So just to scare him I waited till the last moment to stop.

Long story short when I put the brakes on hard it pulled horribly to the right, and it's the right front wheel that squeaks.

I'm not really sure what this means, maybe it's just because the new rotor has more bite than the old one, or it could be a caliper, I'm not sure. I know the squeak has to be the brakes because when I initially put on the new rotor I know it for a fact it went away.

Any other ideas?
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Unread 12-12-2010, 11:04 AM   #27
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Unread 12-12-2010, 11:17 AM   #28
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When I replace brakws, I always do it in pairs so that I don't have the issues with pulling to one way or the other. With 33s, you're right on the edge of where I would trust stock brakes. I know for sure that when I upgrade to 33x10.50s next summer I am going to replace my front brakes with the Black Magics and centric rotors. I don't want to end up in a position where I slam on the brakes and am not able to stop in time. On my '03 Trailblazer, I had a similar squeak which turned out to be a wheel bearing. Another thing- is there any possibility that it could somehow be your swaybar link? I would check the swaybar link and see if that is somehow ****ed up, then upgrade the brakes, and then, if all else fails, replace your wheel bearings. If that doesn't do it, I don't know what will. Good luck!
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Unread 12-12-2010, 01:21 PM   #29
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When I replace brakws, I always do it in pairs so that I don't have the issues with pulling to one way or the other. With 33s, you're right on the edge of where I would trust stock brakes. I know for sure that when I upgrade to 33x10.50s next summer I am going to replace my front brakes with the Black Magics and centric rotors. I don't want to end up in a position where I slam on the brakes and am not able to stop in time. On my '03 Trailblazer, I had a similar squeak which turned out to be a wheel bearing. Another thing- is there any possibility that it could somehow be your swaybar link? I would check the swaybar link and see if that is somehow ****ed up, then upgrade the brakes, and then, if all else fails, replace your wheel bearings. If that doesn't do it, I don't know what will. Good luck!
I know I should have replaced both rotors, but I just want to hold off because I'm also getting new tires next summer and would be looking at better brakes. Right now braking is not an issue because my tires are worn and are more like 31s, but next summer I'll be getting 33x10.5 so it's will suck again.

Its also unlikely its a bearing because the squeak briefly went away after the new rotor, and it goes away with the slightest application of the brakes. So thinking it's the caliper, but just wanted to get so more input. I'm also not really going to do anything right now because of winter and money. The brakes work perfectly fine, I can squeal the tires so I'm not worried about performance.

I'll take a look at the steering, see if there is any play in it or if anything looks bent.
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Unread 12-30-2010, 09:17 PM   #30
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i have the same issue in my 1994 ZJ. front front left wheel i believe. squeek frequency gets faster as i speed up, stops when I hit the brakes. anyone find the problem?
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