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Old 09-16-2008, 09:54 PM   #1
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My back end is chirping

My jeep's back end...

There is a chirping coming from the back of my jeep somewhere. It's loud. It chirps even if the jeep is sitting still and turned off. If I push against the jeep it chirps. I figured it was somewhere in the suspension and sprayed WD-40 all around hoping it would, at least, give me an idea where the problem is. Didn't work. I've crawled all around under my jeep trying to hear where it is but I can't locate it.

Does anyone have any suggestions? This noise is driving me crazy!

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Maybe you have a cricket trapped in your rear diff?

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Old 09-16-2008, 10:13 PM   #3
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Ahahahahaha.

This has been going on for a while but it seems to be getting worse. My 7 year old son, squirming in his booster seat, makes it squawk.
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I can hear Skeeter now.....Yes Dear.....Chirping.......OK, Sure.......What else are your hearing? (not that I've ever been there or anything....)
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:44 PM   #5
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Hey Amy.

Maybe its something in the exhaust squeeking. Try just moving the tailpipe with your foot. If it squeeks then look under to see if anything is loose. My guess is either the heat shield is working loose on the muffler or a hanger has gone bad and allowing the exhaust rub against the chassis somewhere.
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I know you said its coming from the rear but try the hood latch. Mine had the same problem where it sounded like it came from the rear. My hood was rubbing the latch where the latch meets the hood when its closed. I sprayed some grease on there and wahlah.
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Amy,

I'd look at your control arm bushings or body mount bushings. This is probably where your noise is going to come from.
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Thanks for the help, guys. I'll check all of those things today. Hopefully, one of them will be the problem.
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with the Jeep parked and off, try bouncing it by putting your foot on the rear bumper. I had several squeaks, and ended up having to take a can of silicone under the Jeep and spray stuff while my wife jumped up and down on the bumper.

It ended up being a bunch of bushings that needed a shot of silicone.
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Thanks, TM. Looks like I need to get a can of silicone.
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I'm sure you already fixed the problem, but in case you did not>>

I was having the same problem. A squeeking that gradually became worse. Turns out one of the top bolts on my rear left shock was loose. Apparently the force from the shock and vibrations rendered the bolt worthless. While trying to remove and replace I broke the bolt in the frame <bolt removal sucks> Good times....Good times....
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Hey Amy.

Maybe its something in the exhaust squeeking. Try just moving the tailpipe with your foot. If it squeeks then look under to see if anything is loose. My guess is either the heat shield is working loose on the muffler or a hanger has gone bad and allowing the exhaust rub against the chassis somewhere.
Shush, don't tell her what it is. It's fun watching her crawl around looking for the problem
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my jeep chirps to it seems to be coming from the back to
it only happens when I turn in tight parking lots or if I make a right hand turn
maybe its my rearend the ring and pinion must be on its way out

Do you think the deteoit locke could cause this

Just in case some one doesnt catch on I'm joking

check your shock bushings and bolts they some times will cause it
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:19 PM   #14
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wow no on mentioned anything about the gas tank straps.

I have this very same problem.. in the rear of your gas tank you will find 13mm nuts with a bolt covered with a plastic plug/sleeve.. tighten the bolts until the squeak stops..

it's the rubber strap to tighten the gas tank or hold it in place.. after I tighten it, it still comes loose over time and starts making the noise again.. what you would really have to do to fix this problem is to take the tank armor off and lube the rubber straps..

keep up posted..
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My "version" of this chirping issue was my jack...I just tightened it back up and gone...
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put put put put......
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my jeep chirps to it seems to be coming from the back to
it only happens when I turn in tight parking lots or if I make a right hand turn
maybe its my rearend the ring and pinion must be on its way out

Do you think the deteoit locke could cause this

Just in case some one doesnt catch on I'm joking

check your shock bushings and bolts they some times will cause it
I got a few words into it and looked at your name... mr4X4... continued to read... and then get mad... it worked. You got me lol.

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