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Old 04-23-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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tires squeal at full steering lock.

Is it normal for the front tires to chirp or even squeal while turning the jeep at full or close to full lock??

Absolutely stock driveline. It binds up a whole lot worse in 4X4 so I'm sure its not that.
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Somewhat. Do you have over sized tires on stock rims? If so, they might be rubbing the lower control arms at full lock. If that is the case, install a couple of 3/8" flat washers behind each steering stop.

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Old 04-23-2014, 05:06 PM   #3
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My tires chirp on full lock and its due to ground you are driving on. On the street my tires dont chirp, but in parking lots on smoother concrete it will chirp. At least for me I know its not rubbing on any suspension components.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:36 PM   #4
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Tires are 30 inch, stock rims. No rubbing that I've found. The front end seems to bind up at full lock, is this all normal?
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Absolutely stock driveline. It binds up a whole lot worse in 4X4 so I'm sure its not that.
Do not use your 4wd on pavement unless there's snow
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:07 PM   #6
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I never do. I tested in semi packed dirt. I can still feel the slightest bind up at full lock, buts it was worse in 4X4. The screech/squeal was in 2wd.
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When was the last time you had the front end aligned? Does it pull to one side or the other when going straight down the road?
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It drives straight down the road. But there is a ton of play in the front end. Its on my spring rebuild list..
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I can still feel the slightest bind up at full lock, buts it was worse in 4X4. The screech/squeal was in 2wd.
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It drives straight down the road. But there is a ton of play in the front end. Its on my spring rebuild list..
That is most likely your problem. Also, check axle u-joints.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:42 AM   #11
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The reason your tires chirp and skip in 4wd is because of the u joints. You'll find that if you drive in 4wd without a rear driveshaft you get the same exact chirping/hopping. In 2wd when no power is going to the wheels it's not usually felt, but a bad u joint might be exaggerating it.
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Turned out to be axle u joints. Thanks guys
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My LJ also chirps at full lock in my parking structure at work. Wondered about that myself, glad I found this thread.

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