My '05 LJ manual was making a squeaking/whistling sound on the way home from work today. The sound seemed to come from the center of the dash, only >45 mph.
When I got home and parked, it felt like the parking brake was on before it was engaged. I couldn't push the jeep when it was in neutral. I tried with the transfer case in neutral and it still wouldn't move by hand.
I got my wife to pull on the parking brake while I checked the cables underneath and everything moved smooth.
Where should I check next for this noise and tightness?
His '05 LJ, 4.0, 6spd, 2" Rough Country BB, 31" BFG AT
Hers '03 TJ, 4.0, 5spd, stock - Sold
I would check your rear drums. Assuming using have a rubicon. They are suppose to be self adjusting. Without taking anything off you can adjust them though. Looking from under the look at the back of the drum, at the bottom there is a oval looking hole. It has an adjustment gear that can e moved with a flathead screw driver
Isthe friction on the front wheels or the back. You say the noise is coming from the dash but it feels like the parking break is on. You can yell if the rear brake are rubbing by feeling the drum after a long drive. The drums shouldnt be that hot being that the front does almost all the stopping