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Old 01-13-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
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When I first warm my jeep up in the morning and leave for work, i hear a squeaking noise underneath up front. Like it's coming from the front front drive shaft. Then after about 3 minutes into my drive it goes away. Any suggestions or ideas?

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Old 01-14-2011, 06:47 AM   #2
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When I first warm my jeep up in the morning and leave for work, i hear a squeaking noise underneath up front. Like it's coming from the front front drive shaft. Then after about 3 minutes into my drive it goes away. Any suggestions or ideas?

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Are you SURE it's not from your steering column??? Just curious because TJ's are known to make noises from the steering column when they are cold.

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Old 01-14-2011, 07:42 AM   #3
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If its a groaning noise when u turn the wheel then its the bushing piece on the bottom of the steering columb. If it sounds like little birds fighting under your truck... the cv joint on the front drivrshaft is no good.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:05 AM   #4
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Well, it sounds like its coming from the middle. Like underneath where the stick shift is
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It's not when i turn my wheel. It's continuous. It goes away once I've driven it for about 3 minutes
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:38 PM   #6
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Check the U-joints in your drive shafts. It's usually the rear.
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Ok. Thank u for your help. How long do u joints take to go out?
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Depends on the angles at which they are operating. Before I stretched my wheelbase, I was spitting one out of the rear CV about every 10K miles.

If you're lifted it's going to happen eventually. My advice is read up on changing them, practice a couple times and then it is no big deal to pop one out and change it.
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Great. Thanks for the info.

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