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Old 01-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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seat squeaking & creaking

It's the little things that can be irritating.

A couple weeks ago, my passenger seat started to sqeak quite badly.
It does it when braking, accelerating and making left hand turns. It only does it when there is a passenger in the seat, I assume the weight makes the seat shift.
It's a rather audible and grating sound.


I've adjusted the seat & looked under it to no avail. Should I just start spraying wd-40 on every place it could be emanating from? If I took it to the dealer how badly would they laugh me away & would they just spray wd-40 on it or grease it (which may solve the problem for a couple weeks, before it comes back).


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Old 01-15-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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having the same problem as you except with my driver seat and have checked every bolt i can see and cannot find the cause at this point I'm just dealing with it as I'm going to replace them with some master craft or corbeau seats this summer.

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Old 01-15-2012, 06:15 PM   #3
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My drivers seat squeaks all the time when my weight shifts at all. I'll eventually take it in, but not sure what they can do. I think it's the springs in the seat.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:25 PM   #4
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Spray what your manual recommends: Mopar Spray White Lithium Grease or something comparable... on the tracks. Look under *Maintaining your vehicle - Body Lubrication*
"Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated
periodically with a lithium-based grease, such as
MOPAR Spray White Lube or equivalent, to assure
quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and
wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts
concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and
grit; after lubricating, excess oil and grease should be
removed..."
Or give it a few rides.... my passenger side squeak disappeared after about 10 rides with a passenger onboard... had the passenger move the seat up/back etc...
The old saying RTFM many times is a good idea...
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:06 PM   #5
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Spray what your manual recommends: Mopar Spray White Lithium Grease or something comparable... on the tracks. Look under *Maintaining your vehicle - Body Lubrication*
"Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated
periodically with a lithium-based grease, such as
MOPAR Spray White Lube or equivalent, to assure
quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and
wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts
concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and
grit; after lubricating, excess oil and grease should be
removed..."
Or give it a few rides.... my passenger side squeak disappeared after about 10 rides with a passenger onboard... had the passenger move the seat up/back etc...
The old saying RTFM many times is a good idea...
lol- I guess I'll have to give the manual another quick read through

ordered a can of the lube you quoted
hopefully it helps
thanks
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:09 PM   #6
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My drivers seat squeaks when ever the height adjuster is dropped down to the lowest setting. One pull up on the handle and the squeak is gone.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:11 PM   #7
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They have to design the Jeep seat to be flexible so it will take a beating without breaking. With that flexibility comes squeaks. Mine also had an annoying squeak I narrowed down to be the mechanism that releases the seat to slide back and forth.

While I haven't had time to come up with a permanent fix, I temporarily wrapped a bungee cord around the release handle and the seat frame to add extra pressure pulling down on the handle. Once I come up with a better/permanent fix, I will post.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:16 PM   #8
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my back seat is squeaks a lot .
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:55 PM   #9
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My solution

Not all seat squeaks are the same, but here's the solution I found for mine that may help someone.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/sea...ml#post2141535

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