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Old 02-03-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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Squeak squeak squeak

Took my 97 TJ sport off road last weekend, noticed it started a squeak from around the front end about hallway through, specifically right after crawling over some rocks. Got home and noticed the front pinion seal was leaking. While driving now it gets worse when rolling and in gear but goes away when in neutral. Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 02-03-2013, 12:29 PM   #2
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i would say maybe u-joints, or maybe even bushings. i had a very similar problem on my 05 Lj and it turned out to be that almost all the bushing in the front had gone bad and dried up.

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Old 02-03-2013, 12:39 PM   #3
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I'll check it out, thanks
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #4
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thinking U-joints, not hard or expensive. sometimes will chirp at low speeds as the shaft rotates and goes away with some speed. any vibrations @ hiway speed?
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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No vibrations, think I found it though. Had a bolt come loose on the steering stabilizer. Would explain the metal on metal squeak from the bolt in the frame and why it increases on bumpy roads. Will find out for sure tomorrow when I can get back out and drive it. Gonna stop and get some U-Joints just in case.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #6
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Save the money on u joints just spray some wd-40 and your good to go
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:28 PM   #7
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Don't use wd40. it would only be a very temporary fix if anything. Wd40 is not good at lubricating. If it ends up being the u joints, Just replace them. they aren't that expensive
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Save the money on u joints just spray some wd-40 and your good to go
Why the hell would you give someone advice like this. I hope I just missed the sarcasm on the post. Wd-40 is meant for squeaky door hinges and getting bolt out. Not for fixing major components like a u-joint. And if your jeep is repaired with nothing more than wd-40 I hope I never pass you on the road for fear of it exploding into a shower of over heated and worn out shrapnel moment I see it coming down the road.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:19 PM   #9
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Don't think it's the u - joints. Found a strut loose, gonna look at it and the hood hinges are old school YJ hinges, they squeak like crazy. It's going in to the shop for 2-3 days starting in the morning. Will take a closer look when I get her back. Gonna see what they say too. It all started when my front pinion seal started leaking so we'll see what happens. Thanks for all the advice.
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Save the money on u joints just spray some wd-40 and your good to go
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Save the money on u joints just spray some wd-40 and your good to go
Some white lithium grease maybe but wd40 is a cleaner and rust desolver not a lubricant, if anything wd40 will remove any remaining grease and toast good u-joints...

Think about it good new u-joints cost $25-$30 dollars.... AND can of wd40 $5.99+broken. driveshaft yoke from not changing u-joints about $300 for new shaft....

All equal if it is the u-joint just change it will say time, money, and lots of heart break when your Jeep does breaks...
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:30 AM   #12
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My bad I did not mean u joints. The things that were squeaking on my Jeep are the lower and upper control arm bushings. Those are made with rubber and are fine to spray with WD-40
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wd 40 is still a very temporary fix. As previously mentioned, wd 40 is great for cleaning, not lubricating.
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In the shop, transmission seal, rear main seal and u- joints getting replaced. There for the transmission seal, figured I'd get the rest worked on. See how it works out.
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In the shop, transmission seal, rear main seal and u- joints getting replaced. There for the transmission seal, figured I'd get the rest worked on. See how it works out.
Lol im not even sure that I believe that rear main seals can even be fixed. You fix them and then a month later theyre dripping again.
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have them check if its the valve cover first. Lots of times that is what is leaking, but it looks like it's leaking from the rear main seal.
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^x2 I replaced my valve cover gasket and my rear main seal stopped leaking!
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Some white lithium grease maybe but wd40 is a cleaner and rust desolver not a lubricant, if anything wd40 will remove any remaining grease and toast good u-joints...

Think about it good new u-joints cost $25-$30 dollars.... AND can of wd40 $5.99+broken. driveshaft yoke from not changing u-joints about $300 for new shaft....

All equal if it is the u-joint just change it will say time, money, and lots of heart break when your Jeep does breaks...
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wd 40 is still a very temporary fix. As previously mentioned, wd 40 is great for cleaning, not lubricating.
its been 2 months and no squeaking
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its been 2 months and no squeaking
I have had thing that did squeak stop then shortly after and it broke just double check your u-joints....
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Officially a bad day! Got the jeep back, then while still searching for the squeaking i found the four wheel shift lever in neutral, thinking lets see if it squeaks in 4 wheel I decided to shift it. Sitting still in neutral of course. Then, after shifting into 4 wheel i went to drive off and CLANK CLANK CLANK!!!! WTF!!!! I stop and the 4 whell shift lever no longer catches... And i can no longer drive because CLANK CLANK CLANK! So back to the tranny shop it goes. Now the wife is wanting me to sell, find newer one she says.
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Officially a bad day! Got the jeep back, then while still searching for the squeaking i found the four wheel shift lever in neutral, thinking lets see if it squeaks in 4 wheel I decided to shift it. Sitting still in neutral of course. Then, after shifting into 4 wheel i went to drive off and CLANK CLANK CLANK!!!! WTF!!!! I stop and the 4 whell shift lever no longer catches... And i can no longer drive because CLANK CLANK CLANK! So back to the tranny shop it goes. Now the wife is wanting me to sell, find newer one she says.
I think you're wife is being too hard on herself, there's no reason for you to get a younger wife....

Sorry man, i'm joking of course. thought you coul use some humor to cheer you up on a not so good day.
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I think you're wife is being too hard on herself, there's no reason for you to get a younger wife....

Sorry man, i'm joking of course. thought you coul use some humor to cheer you up on a not so good day.
Hahaha! Thanks
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I have had thing that did squeak stop then shortly after and it broke just double check your u-joints....
I took it to the auto shop and they said we could replace the rubber bushings or you can just grease them.
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Officially a bad day! Got the jeep back, then while still searching for the squeaking i found the four wheel shift lever in neutral, thinking lets see if it squeaks in 4 wheel I decided to shift it. Sitting still in neutral of course. Then, after shifting into 4 wheel i went to drive off and CLANK CLANK CLANK!!!! WTF!!!! I stop and the 4 whell shift lever no longer catches... And i can no longer drive because CLANK CLANK CLANK! So back to the tranny shop it goes. Now the wife is wanting me to sell, find newer one she says.
Hopefully your transfer case is not to screwed up
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Hopefully your transfer case is not to screwed up
That was my first thought, my hope is that the shifter broke and its stuck between 4 wheel and 2 wheel. Will find out today. Hoping its something that was missed when the tranny was put back in. Can't imagine the transfer case going bad just by shifting. We'll see. Fingers crossed.
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Success! Just a broken bushing on the shifter.

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