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post #1 of 11 Old 10-13-2019, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Please help with this stupid wheel squeak

Okay well I've posted half a dozen times trying to find the cause to the wheel squeak here. 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.8L HO. I put it up on stands and put it in drive and got a good video here of what's going on. I have a bad feeling something isn't right here.
Brakes are all brand new Stillen parts, minus the calipers. They were removed, disassembled, and reassembled with new slide pins and hardware. Axle shafts were removed, New wheel bearings pressed on, and all new fluid in the diff. I've had this thing apart 100 times now and everytime I do something, the squeak goes away for 1-20 miles depending on my luck but always comes back.
Now that I see it spinning with the wheel off, the rotor is wobbling around side to side and the caliper of course is shifting around with it.
Maybe this video will get me somewhere with diagnosing the issue.


Please for the love of all that's Holy tell me where to throw my money to shut this up.


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post #2 of 11 Old 10-13-2019, 08:43 PM
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Yeah, definitely warped rotors. Did you grease the area where the brake pads slide in the caliper mounting bracket? That would cause the sound you're experiencing for sure.

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It's absolutely not warped rotors. The squeak was there before an entire brake swap, these rotors are brand new and squeaked from the first minute they were installed


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the rotor is wobbling around side to side and the caliper of course is shifting around with it.
you say the rotor is ok huh? axel bent?? cant help you...

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you say the rotor is ok huh? axel bent?? cant help you...


Pretty sure it's a bent axle. Few guys on reddit agree as well.


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ahh, rethinking that. how could it be? flange/bearing bolts to axel housing. drive axel after the u joint is solid in bearing,too short to be bent?
i give up. back to rotor... take it off and clean the surface. is there something under the rotor?

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Pretty sure it's a bent axle. Few guys on reddit agree as well.
The video definitely looks like the rotor has a lot of wobble. If the squeak was there before the brake rotor swap, would agree with the others that the axle is bent.

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ahh, rethinking that. how could it be? flange/bearing bolts to axel housing. drive axel after the u joint is solid in bearing,too short to be bent?
i give up. back to rotor... take it off and clean the surface. is there something under the rotor?
There are no u-joints in the rear axle. All solid. Could definitely be a bent axle.
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The video definitely looks like the rotor has a lot of wobble. If the squeak was there before the brake rotor swap, would agree with the others that the axle is bent.







There are no u-joints in the rear axle. All solid. Could definitely be a bent axle.


Yeah the squeak was there when I bought it and the brakes were mildly warped. So I did new wheel bearings and all new brakes and it never went away.

Pardon my ignorance, would it be the axle housing that's bent, or the shaft?


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oops, rear huh!! back to the axel...

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Yeah the squeak was there when I bought it and the brakes were mildly warped. So I did new wheel bearings and all new brakes and it never went away.

Pardon my ignorance, would it be the axle housing that's bent, or the shaft?


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Looks like the shaft. So looking at a new shaft, seal, and bearing.
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Looks like the shaft. So looking at a new shaft, seal, and bearing.


Okay that's not the end of the world then. Any worthwhile upgrades from the D44a shafts I should consider now?


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