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Old 01-25-2011, 01:01 AM   #1
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rythmic squeek only when cold

I have a '03 tj with 46,000 on it, this winter when it got cold out and sits over night or a few hours, it will squeek when i take off in it, but only dose it for about 300 yards then quits. It has a rythmic noise and if i drag the brakes it dosent make a differance. I haven't looked at it to close yet, but my only idea is a u-joint or wheel bearing? Any ideas or help. thanks.

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:08 AM   #2
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"""""I haven't looked at it to close yet"""""

Don't ya think that would be your first step?

Before making people hundreds or thousands of miles away try to hear it.

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:52 AM   #3
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Maybe he is one of those people that has a hard time lying under the Jeep to listen for squeaks while driving it....

How fast is the squeek? Is it as fast as the tires are turning or 3-4 times faster? That should give you a good idea if it's a wheel joint or a driveshaft. My front driveshaft does exactly the same thing. I just haven't gotten around to greasing it yet since I don't daily drive the Jeep much.
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After experiencing it a lot when I lived where it got cold (-25F), I found that rubber bushings on metal do it when their not lubed well. I use white grease and that takes care of it.
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Ya I had a hard time holding on to the frame and giving it gas. I think this forum is for advice not smart ass comets. It sounds like its about the same speed as the tires.
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