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Old 09-20-2010, 11:45 PM   #1
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'07 2dr Wrangler with Squeaky Hard Top, is that normal??

Hello:

So I test drove the 2007 black 2dr wrangler in my previous thread. Typical...looks great in the pics, but questionable condition. It has 27k miles on it.

I did notice that the hard top squeaked a lot, definitely on uneven road surfaces. Is that normal for the hard top to squeak? Is that normal wear and tear in action?

If the squeaking is normal, have they made changes in 2008-2011 to address it?

I haven't been around a jeep for awhile now. I can't remember if any noise came from the top, or not...

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Old 09-21-2010, 01:55 AM   #2
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I have a 2010 and it squeaks a little. Where does it sound like your squeaks are coming from? Mine appear to be coming from behind the driver's seat. Ask if the hard top has been removed at all [not just the freedom panels].

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Oops...just re-read your post and see it's a HARD TOP...deleted my comments about my soft top being quiet...
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Hey Mo Never see you around here much lately....

Anyway, our '07 doesn't squeak that I've noticed, but my '01's sport cage squeaks like crazy lately.... Are you sure it's the top, not the cage? Could be the seals just need some lube... Idk...
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I just took my '08 JKU (hardtop) out in the desert (rockyhills) to do some shooting and did some good "TWEAKS"--

No SQUEAKS from the hardtop, just some noise from the drivers latch assembly

Having a longer wheelbase, I probably got a little more body flex than that '07 you drove !!

Check the tub torx's and the "T" top rear thumbscrews, probably just a little loose somewhere !!

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Hey Mo Never see you around here much lately....

Anyway, our '07 doesn't squeak that I've noticed, but my '01's sport cage squeaks like crazy lately.... Are you sure it's the top, not the cage? Could be the seals just need some lube... Idk...
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:35 AM   #7
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i have a '08 JK 2dr with freedom top and getting some squeaks as well. Sometimes if i tighten down the hand screws on the center cross beam they go away (temporarily) but have recently noticed the two rubber grommets on the rear portion of the top that rest on the middle cross bar are the culprit. Apply some powder, armor all, or light grease to keep them from squeaking on the painted metal. Additionally, getting some squeaks from the rubber seals all around. Armor all those as well. Lastly, after cold winters and hot summers and frequent removal of hard top, the seals on the body tub begin to harden up. You can armor all them or buy replacement and reapply. This typically will help. I replaced the hard top bolts with thumbscrews for ease of removal, but realized the harder you torq them down the greater chance later for compressed foam and squeaks. It's an annoying issue that requires periodic attention. I also had rattling door hinges... but that's another thread (fyi..apply a few wraps of electrical tape on the hinge loop catch and their GONE!!! - doors, tailgate etc.)
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:42 AM   #8
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I just bought an 07 JK with Freedom top. It squeaks and creaks a little bit. More so when it is windy out. Nothing that will prevent my from enjoying my Jeep though.

Removing the panels and enjoying the outside air is my preferred solution.

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