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Old 01-01-2014, 08:47 PM   #1
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While driving at around 55 I hear a sound like a rear tire rubbing sound gets worse when hitting spots in road like when suspension flexes a little. Not sure if it a wheel bearing or u joint or what. Any ideas. 05 tj sport 4.0 with 6 speed

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Old 01-01-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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Yes, it can be all sorts of things. You really need an inspection and proper visual diagnosis to be sure. It could be tire clearance, loose wheel nuts, bearings, worn suspension, etc.

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Old 01-01-2014, 09:26 PM   #3
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Well if it sounds like a tire is rubbing, and it gets worse when your suspension flexes, Its likely a tire rubbing. Go inspect all of your tires and the areas around your tires to see if you have any unusual wear.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:35 PM   #4
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I have checked all tires an no rubbing. All lugs have been checked and torqued. But the noise will start an stop. I can drive to work an it'll make sound an on way home it won't. An that's 30 miles each way so I'm unsure.
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Can you post a bunch of pictures around your tires, axles, and control arms?
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:06 AM   #6
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Ok so crawled under jeep found out that front u joint on rear driveshaft is bad. Rear seems to be fine. Going to replace today see if this fixes problem will update

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