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Old 03-16-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Suspension squeaking

If I walk around the jeep and push down on any of the corners I get a squeak. It's horrible when I driving and is driving me nuts.

Anything in particular I should look for when I crawl under her? I guess I need to have someone push down while I'm under the jeep?

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drive it off a cliff. that took care of my last squeaky jeep.

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err i shoulda said, "thats what she said"
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If I walk around the jeep and push down on any of the corners I get a squeak. It's horrible when I driving and is driving me nuts.

Anything in particular I should look for when I crawl under her? I guess I need to have someone push down while I'm under the jeep?

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How confident are you that your coils are properly seated? Other idea- do you have boots on your shocks that may be hiding dirty pistons?

I would get under while someone jumps on the bumper and isolate the noise. Curious though that all 4 corners squeak?
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Other idea- do you have boots on your shocks that may be hiding dirty pistons?
Exactly what I thought when I read the first post...
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Coils are fine. I made sure when I did my lift. Shocks are bootless.

Not sure how long this has been going on as I didn't notice until drop the top weather came around.

Could it be the spacers on the lift? If so I'm hosed (and pissed).

I'm hoping a date with the grease gun will solve the issue.
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Coils are fine. I made sure when I did my lift. Shocks are bootless.

Not sure how long this has been going on as I didn't notice until drop the top weather came around.

Could it be the spacers on the lift? If so I'm hosed (and pissed).

I'm hoping a date with the grease gun will solve the issue.
Are your spacers top- or bottom-mounted?

I think it's much more likely that it's springs or shocks. But all four doing it seems kind of excessive.
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Top spacers.

My all four corners comment is maybe misleading. Even pushing on one side can involve components on the opposite side.

I won't know until I crawl under. Just doing my research in advance.
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The more I think about it, the more possibilities there are...

I hate to say it, but I think you're gonna have to crawl up under there, have somebody rock the Jeep, and just hunt. Hopefully it turns out to be something that a shot of grease will cure, like you said.
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Coils are fine. I made sure when I did my lift. Shocks are bootless.

Not sure how long this has been going on as I didn't notice until drop the top weather came around.

Could it be the spacers on the lift? If so I'm hosed (and pissed).

I'm hoping a date with the grease gun will solve the issue.
Still rocking the TF spacer kit? Stock coils/shocks? How many miles?
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Still rocking the TF spacer kit? Stock coils/shocks? How many miles?
Yup. 4500 miles.

Gonna replace with a "real" lift. Prob next winter. Too busy now.

I've done some muddin so I hope it's just a case of it needing a good lube job.
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P.S. I wouldn't give all this great advice to just any schmuck in a Jeep, you know.

We used to be friends. Wha happen?
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P.S. I wouldn't give all this great advice to just any schmuck in a Jeep, you know.

We used to be friends. Wha happen?
Sorry brother. I know I've been bad. I havent been cruisin the forums as much as I was.

We cool? LOL

And thanks for the advice. Always appreciated.
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Sorry brother. I know I've been bad. I havent been cruisin the forums as much as I was.

We cool? LOL

And thanks for the advice. Always appreciated.
Just messin with you.

Hope you get it fixed. And for $0.
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Just messin with you.

Hope you get it fixed. And for $0.
I have crap to do tomorrow but this is on my list for Sunday. Will keep you posted.
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I have crap to do tomorrow but this is on my list for Sunday. Will keep you posted.

Cool, I'm curious now.
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Cool, I'm curious now.
I'm 99% it's because I went muddin and never relubed. Hopefully it'll just be a lesson learned.
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I'm 99% it's because I went muddin and never relubed. Hopefully it'll just be a lesson learned.
I'm thinking the same thing.
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Mine started squeaking relly bad after lift kit. Think it was the Bilstiens. A couple of wash jobs and it has stopped.
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i'm thinking the same thing.
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I had the same problem. It was the rubber bushings on my sway bar disconnects.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:54 PM   #22
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I had the same problem. It was the rubber bushings on my sway bar disconnects.
Now that you say that. I was thinking that seemed like the general area where the sound is coming from.

How did you resolve the issue?
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Mi beastie does that too. I haven't bounce the front yet, but the rear does it. Sometimes when I go over bumps/inclines I can hear it. I've bounce the rear & hear it squeak. Haven't really inspected it for the cause. Mine is fully stock 2011 & haven't done any off roading with it yet Was going to have dealer fix it since it's under warranty.
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Yep for the sway bar links.

I replaced mine with Synergy (Poly Performance to us down here) on front and rear and the its not usually the rubber lower end that squeaks, its the rod end / ball joint setup at the top. A quick squirt with some Lanolin based spray once a month or two and all good.

When it was stock I also got the ocasional squeak, that was usually the sway bar mounting rubbers (on the chassis) where the swaybar passes through them. Again, a quick squirt with the Lanolin lube and squeak no more.
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I'll check it out. And what's worse is the squeak turns into a sort of chatter when just driving down the road. Very irritating.
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"I'm 99% it's because I went muddin and never relubed."

I don't seem to have ANY lube fittings on my 08JK.

And the squeak on mine was from the front sway bar bushings. A squirt of spray lube into the tiny gap between rubber & metal would help briefly. Finally took the bushing apart to lube the whole width of the rubber. That helped 100%....for about 20 miles.

And some days are quiet while some are noisier. Front end shop advised zerk-fittings on new bushings were available...for more $ than I'm willing to pay.
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"I'm 99% it's because I went muddin and never relubed."

I don't seem to have ANY lube fittings on my 08JK.

And the squeak on mine was from the front sway bar bushings. A squirt of spray lube into the tiny gap between rubber & metal would help briefly. Finally took the bushing apart to lube the whole width of the rubber. That helped 100%....for about 20 miles.

And some days are quiet while some are noisier. Front end shop advised zerk-fittings on new bushings were available...for more $ than I'm willing to pay.
My front sway links are after market. They have grease fittings.
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"My front sway links are after market. They have grease fittings. "

So did you localize the squeak to the sway links or elsewhere?
My shop said they could order different bushings with a fitting. Of course I'm reluctant. If a wad of grease in the bushing cap won't do it 100% of the time, how can I expect any better with the same bushings even with a fitting?

Or am I missing something here?

Sometimes my little squeak comes & goes without moving out of the driveway.
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Bushings just suck. It will always be that way. I want to get rid of as many bushings as possible. silicone lube works best for lubing them however.
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I'm gonna grease the sway bushing today while I'm rotating the tires. Will let you know what I find.

Tried to show the squeak to a buddy yesterday but the damn thing wouldn't squeak. Got home and it was squeaking again ARG! LOL

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