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Unread 12-31-2010, 02:41 AM   #31
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buy another rotor for the other side. thats what I would do

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Unread 12-31-2010, 09:30 AM   #32
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buy another rotor for the other side. thats what I would do
I just noticed over the summer we only replaced my front left rotor..so that makes sense
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Unread 12-31-2010, 09:46 AM   #33
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I know you have had multiple things sugguested to replace and if you had thought of replacing the caliper I would hold off and replace the rubber brake line before the caliper. If the fluid can't return through the line like it should could cause a pulling problem and possibly a brake scrub that makes a squeak.
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Unread 12-31-2010, 10:36 AM   #34
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I know you have had multiple things sugguested to replace and if you had thought of replacing the caliper I would hold off and replace the rubber brake line before the caliper. If the fluid can't return through the line like it should could cause a pulling problem and possibly a brake scrub that makes a squeak.
Thanks for the suggestion, I hadn't thought of that, but brobably won't get around to doing anything 'til next summer because it's so cold and FINALLY snowing!
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Unread 01-28-2011, 04:03 PM   #35
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OK, so I have an update. It got pretty warm today so on my way home from school my friend and I had the windows down. Of course I could hear the squeak, but something new popped up. When I was stopped at a red light and I released the brakes (because I have a manual) I heard a new squeak when disengaging the brakes.

Go home and did some tests. I turned the Jeep off so I could hear and pumped the brakes. Sure enough I could hear a squeak, and not just on the disengagement, but through the full travel of the pedal. So I got my mom to come out and pump the brakes while I listened and it's coming from the REAR passenger side wheel. I'm stumped as to what it could be, but tomorrow I plan on taking the drums apart and see if there is anything unusual.

I'm still not a 100% sure if this is causing the driving squeak, but either way I got to figure out what is going on with the drum.

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Unread 01-28-2011, 04:35 PM   #36
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More than likely its the shoes rubbing the backing plates. You might be hearing the springs also.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 07:34 PM   #37
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I had the same problem on front driverside wheel. i replaced my wheel bearing and the squeeking stopped.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 08:47 PM   #38
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I had the same problem on front driverside wheel. i replaced my wheel bearing and the squeeking stopped.
That's what I thought at first, but the squeak goes away with pressure to the brakes and slightly changes frequency with slight pressure to the brakes.

After I sort out the issue with the rear drum, and it turns out that wasn't the cause of the driving squeak, I will first bleed the brakes, lube the back of the pads and caliper bushings, if that doesn't do it I'll either replace the brake line to that caliper or replace the caliper because it has to be some kind of drag issue.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 08:55 PM   #39
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Unread 01-29-2011, 02:52 AM   #40
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That's what I thought at first, but the squeak goes away with pressure to the brakes and slightly changes frequency with slight pressure to the brakes.

After I sort out the issue with the rear drum, and it turns out that wasn't the cause of the driving squeak, I will first bleed the brakes, lube the back of the pads and caliper bushings, if that doesn't do it I'll either replace the brake line to that caliper or replace the caliper because it has to be some kind of drag issue.
yeah mine went away with brake pressure too. it could have just been fixed whenever I recompressed my caliper when I put it back on the rotor after I changed the wheel bearing, either way my squeak disappeared haha
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Unread 01-29-2011, 05:17 PM   #41
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I've spent the past 3 hours taking the passenger side drum apart, and very carefully greasing all the contact points, only to put it back together and it still squeaks.At first I thought it had gone away, but then came back. I used regular green grease instead if lithium grease, and I did the hard stops in reverse for the "self adjusting" thing, so maybe the heat affected the grease?

This is the squeak while the I'm not moving and is with pedal travel. Tomorrow I'm going to bleed all the brakes, maybe it's an air bubble. And not surprisingly the moving squeak is still there. I also need to get new drums, there was a pretty good sized groove in the one I took apart, but that's not happening until I May when I start working again.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 01:05 PM   #42
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Ok, today I went and got brake fluid and cleaner at Advance because it's buy one get one free, I could still here the driving squeak, but when I got home and turned the engine off, the squeak from the drum seemed to have gone away.

New plan, bleed all the brakes and see if that solves the rotational squeak. If it doesn't I'm going to replace the passenger side caliper. I'm confident it's a problem with the pads scrubbing the rotor, but if that still doesn't do it then it's a new u-joint, if that still doesn't do it, it's new bearing. If non of that fixes it I'm driving it off a cliff.

Also once May comes I'm going to overhaul the drums, minus the shoes (since I just did that).
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Unread 01-30-2011, 02:19 PM   #43
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Ok, today I went and got brake fluid and cleaner at Advance because it's buy one get one free, I could still here the driving squeak, but when I got home and turned the engine off, the squeak from the drum seemed to have gone away.

New plan, bleed all the brakes and see if that solves the rotational squeak. If it doesn't I'm going to replace the passenger side caliper. I'm confident it's a problem with the pads scrubbing the rotor, but if that still doesn't do it then it's a new u-joint, if that still doesn't do it, it's new bearing. If non of that fixes it I'm driving it off a cliff.

Also once May comes I'm going to overhaul the drums, minus the shoes (since I just did that).
haha good luck man! let us know how it goes and maybe take some pictures!
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Unread 03-19-2011, 05:46 PM   #44
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Any updates on how its doing?
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Unread 03-19-2011, 06:35 PM   #45
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Any updates on how its doing?
Nope, still haven't fixed it.

Today I did the rotors, no luck. Tomorrow I'm going to bleed the brakes, the fluid is pretty nasty. If that doesn't do it it's new calipers and/or brake lines. New calipers and brake lines might be a good thing anyway, calipers are like 20 bucks each and brake lines are 18.

If I had the money I would do the vanco kit, but I don't have almost a grand laying around for that.
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