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Old 01-23-2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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Any ides?

That should have been "ideas", not "ides". Big difference.

A few days ago, I noticed a noise coming from, I think, the driver's side front tire. Little squeak as the tire rotates.

Noise goes away, when brakes are applied.

Only hear it when driving straight. Not while turning

What I've done so far:

First day, raised that wheel, and spun tire by hand. No noise, no binding.

Today, I raised her up on 4 jackstands. Put In Drive and gently apply gas. No noise, nada. As an aside, ESP does NOT like to be up in the air.

Put in 4hi and drive. Again, no noise.

I guess, I'll take the wheel off and look down the brakes. See if I have some kind of debris down in there.

Noise is only heard when the Jeep is on the ground. I just rotated the tires last week and added the bumpers the week before that.

Anybody have an idea where I should look next?

Thanks.

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Old 01-23-2011, 01:16 PM   #2
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How many miles because that's the classic sign of the wear sensor. You should pull the wheel and check. Both wheels actually.

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Old 01-23-2011, 02:00 PM   #3
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5640.

But I just solved the mystery. Evidently, i missed torquing that wheel down when I rotated. I tightened them, with my 4 way, but missed it with the torque wrench. When I went to remove the wheel, they were barely over hand tight.

Disaster in the making.
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:01 PM   #4
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It's good when it works out to be something simple.
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:16 PM   #5
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I'm just glad I started looking now and not after the wheel came of while driving.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:00 PM   #6
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re: ".....and not after the wheel came of while driving....."

I always hate it when that happens.

nice save!
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:14 PM   #7
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Haha, mine were loose the other week when I took them off. I tighten them. I was spinning tire today when I went offroading and didnt loose one so, I think they are good. anyways glad your problems solved. I was gona say check the brakes. but yea obv. dont need to!
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:03 PM   #8
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The brakes were my first thought. The loose nuts really surprised me. Could have really ended up badly.

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