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Old 07-25-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Strange squeek... opinions?

So recently I have noticed a small "squeek" noise from what seems like my front passenger corner. It occurs when going over bumps but seems to disappear when I brake... it doesnt sound like the low brake pad warning noise (and I only hear it on bumpy rides...) I know this sounds kinda vague but anyone have opinions? (Knowing I may be opening up a can of worms because we know about opinions

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Old 07-25-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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Do you have shackles hanging on a bush bumper?

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Do you have shackles hanging on a bush bumper?
No sir.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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I say something is stuck on your brake pads.

I went through this same ordeal, it would usually start after I went over some bumps in the road. But the squeak would go away completely when i braked and start up again when I got off the brakes.

I tried cleaning the pads with alcohol, and it worked... for a few days. Finally, was in the shop for an oil change and had the mechanic take it apart. He grinded down the edges of the pad and cleaned the calipers and brake pad holders. Its been 500 miles and the squeak hasn't returned.
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Do you have heims on your sway bar links? That would be my guess
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:01 AM   #6
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Thanks Dew... I'll take the calipers apart and clean em well, see what happens! And heims? Que?!
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:24 AM   #7
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Could it be a sqeaky shock since it is on bumpy rides? Push down on that corner of the Jeep and see if it makes it.
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Kolector... nope but thanks... bounced all 4 corners, no dice.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:15 PM   #9
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I have about the same issue going on with my 2009 JKUR. I'm thinking just pad replacement but haven't really had the time to do it. Really hoping it's not an axle flange.

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Old 07-31-2012, 03:39 PM   #11
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Could it be a sqeaky shock since it is on bumpy rides? Push down on that corner of the Jeep and see if it makes it.
Hey Kolector, mine squeeks when I push down the corners...what do ya think I need to do...WD40?
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Hey Kolector, mine squeeks when I push down the corners...what do ya think I need to do...WD40?
Quit pushing down on the corners.
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You got me laughing right now...very funny.
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You got me laughing right now...very funny.
Sorry, I had to. That and I wasn't sure if you were being serious, kinda hard to pick up sarcasm on the web sometimes.

My dad has a Trailblazer and had a sqeak and it turned out to be the Ball Joints. May be another place to look.
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So this weekend I got around to replacing the pads.

I didn't have the socket for the front, it's like 21 or 22mm, but was able to get the rears done. They were worse any ways.

Well, new pads on the rear and no more squeaking for me. I think there was a rock or some debris between the pads and the rotor.

Happy to have that taken care of now.

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Sorry, I had to. That and I wasn't sure if you were being serious, kinda hard to pick up sarcasm on the web sometimes.

My dad has a Trailblazer and had a sqeak and it turned out to be the Ball Joints. May be another place to look.
Thanks, I was serious and will inspect the joints along with every other possible connection. I'll post the fix when I find it.
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Well, for those interested... I finally got around to checking the brake pads. I started to get the tell-tale low brake indicator screech which I thought was front passenger side. Took the calipers off and had PLENTY of pad left. So I checked the passenger side rear and found my problem! The pads were almost gone and while changing them realized I had a caliper bolt that was frozen! After quite a while trying to get it out, cleaning it up on a wire wheel, greasing it and re-installing it, shes quiet as can be! Thanks for all the suggestions!
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[QUOTE=the Kolector;2640286]Quit pushing down on the corners./QUOTE]

Holy crap that's funny.

Reminds me of a joke.

Guy goes to the doctor and tell that his body is a mess. Everywhere he touches he feels pain.

Doctor says, Don't be ridiculous, you broke your finger.
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Well, for those interested... I finally got around to checking the brake pads. I started to get the tell-tale low brake indicator screech which I thought was front passenger side. Took the calipers off and had PLENTY of pad left. So I checked the passenger side rear and found my problem! The pads were almost gone and while changing them realized I had a caliper bolt that was frozen! After quite a while trying to get it out, cleaning it up on a wire wheel, greasing it and re-installing it, shes quiet as can be! Thanks for all the suggestions!
Hey, the problem was also on my rear passenger side caliper. I also thought it was the front pad, until one day I had a passenger stick his head out the window and he swore it was coming from the rear brake.

Over 1000miles later and the problem has not resurfaced. Glad you got your brakes squared away!

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