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Old 01-18-2014, 06:14 PM   #1
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odd squeaking whistle while driving

coming from front end area. typically only above 15mph it comes and goes but doesn't get worse when I turn. driveshaft u joints? or pinion bearing?

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Old 01-18-2014, 06:39 PM   #2
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Probably u-joint. Does it get worse or go away when in 4wd?

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Old 01-18-2014, 10:29 PM   #3
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haven't tried. ill check that in the morning and get back to you.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:44 PM   #4
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Sounds like U-joint. I had a similar issue.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:39 PM   #5
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so the squeaking turned to a rough vibration on my way home from work today. so rough that I got out in the rain and removed the front driveshaft on the side of the road. ive got an appointment for Friday at 1 to have the u joints replaced as well as a few other things. will I do any damage to the t case to drive it in 2wd 20 miles round trip to work tomorrow with no front driveshaft on it? it got me the last mile home tonight with no noise or issue but I'd rather make sure
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so the squeaking turned to a rough vibration on my way home from work today. so rough that I got out in the rain and removed the front driveshaft on the side of the road. ive got an appointment for Friday at 1 to have the u joints replaced as well as a few other things. will I do any damage to the t case to drive it in 2wd 20 miles round trip to work tomorrow with no front driveshaft on it? it got me the last mile home tonight with no noise or issue but I'd rather make sure
No damage at all. You can drive around like that as long as you want.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:56 PM   #7
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thanks man that makes me feel better. ill get it fixed Friday a jeep with only 2wd is the least practical car in the world.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:13 PM   #8
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thanks man that makes me feel better. ill get it fixed Friday a jeep
with only 2wd is the least practical car in the world.
Yes it is! For future reference you can pull back shaft and just drive around in 4WD which becomes FWD if the back shaft fails. Happy 2wding!
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thanks man I always thought that would work
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:38 AM   #10
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you have the ability/knowhow to pull yer front shaft on the side of the road in the rain but cant replace the joints in the shaft yourself at yer own leisure?
sorry that's weird to me cuz pulling the front shaft in general is a pita.

well glad yer getting stuff figured out eitherway
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:41 AM   #11
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you have the ability/knowhow to pull yer front shaft on the side of the road in the rain but cant replace the joints in the shaft yourself at yer own leisure?
sorry that's weird to me cuz pulling the front shaft in general is a pita.

well glad yer getting stuff figured out eitherway
its not that I can't its that I'm having tires rotated and the front diff seals replaced, so they said while its there they'll do the u joints for nothin but parts. so instead of crawling in the dirt again to put it back in ill let them do it in their shop.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:51 PM   #12
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so i looked at the driveshaft again in the light, turns out I broke the inner part of the cv joint. need a new driveshaft. woo hoo. parts wont be here till Friday.

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