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Old 01-27-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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Squeaking wont stop

So there has been a squeak in the front of my jeep for a while and I've been trying to pin point it. I went to a shop and they said it was the front right wheel ujoint and said they would do it for $200 but I did it myself.

It didn't fix it. I replaced the ujoint on the front axle and that didn't work.

Any help would be appreciated

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Old 01-27-2014, 08:45 PM   #2
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Is it a constant squeak or intermittent like when you go over a bump?

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Old 01-27-2014, 08:49 PM   #3
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So there has been a squeak in the front of my jeep for a while and I've been trying to pin point it. I went to a shop and they said it was the front right wheel ujoint and said they would do it for $200 but I did it myself.

It didn't fix it. I replaced the ujoint on the front axle and that didn't work.

Any help would be appreciated
Just FYI for future, best way to find bad u-join besides pulling directly on joint. Use flashlight and after dark look for metal shards/dust in joint, look for light to flicker off shards in joint. Tell tale sign that one is going bad, usually will begin to shred spider needles before completely going out. Any way back on topic, ease describe the sqeak, when where how and often?
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:50 PM   #4
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Constant with driving. Goes faster with speed and doesn't matter if I'm in gear or not
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:58 PM   #6
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Did you try driving without the drive shaft yet? Can pull front and drive see if it's gone if so it's one of those u joints. Can pull back shaft and drive in 4wd to check that one. Pretty much driving in fwd.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:58 PM   #7
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Check to see if the sheet metal brake rotor dust shield is bent and rubbing on the rotor.
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Check to see if your brake dust shield is slightly bent it may be rubbing other metal or caliper as road bumps agitate it. If not that try to WD or sea foam deep creep all of your control arms. Not that these would be speed sensitive but take 2 min and cant hurt. Spray each joint then bounce on front bumper to assist wrkn in lube.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:57 AM   #9
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Ok, on mine, I had the same thing. It ended up being the front driveline cv joint. I pulled it and put all new u-joints and the one middle piece with the plunger. How I knew it was that, was I could pull it into 4wd and press on the gas, it went away.. Sorry you got taken, but at least that one is new!!
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The brake dust shield isn't rubbing.

It all started when I got it back from te shop when being lifted. Wonder if that helps pinpoint it
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Maybe u joints in the driveline are squeaking from running at different angles after the lift.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:19 PM   #12
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:30 PM   #13
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is there a sound at really low speeds? also does it change/go away with braking/turning/bumps? just trying to get more info to make guesses, are there any steering problems, loss of power? basically any other problems that could in any way be related?
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:07 PM   #14
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Nothing else feels different. The squeaking usually starts at about 15 mph. And it goes faster with speed. When I get to about 55 mph I don't really hear it anymore. Could be that I'm going fast enough and it's just really consistent that it blends it or it stops.
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Ball joint?
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:29 PM   #16
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My thought was actually caliper slider i had that problem awhile ago... Im not sure why it goes away at slow speeds but i replaced my calipers and no more squeal

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