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Old 04-22-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Exclamation Help! TJ Squeeking Horribly!

so a few weeks ago I took my 2004 TJ sport with a 2 1/2" roughcountry lift on 32s offroad and got highcornered really bad in a mud puddle. I was stuck in that mud puddle for about six hours before i was finally freed As soon as I drove out of the puddle there was this loud sporadic squeek coming out from under my jeep. It isnt like a consistent squeek and it comes and goes. Ive narrowed it down to the drivetrain and I took it to a 4x4 shop and they pulled my driveshaft, cleaned and lubricated my U-Joints. This fixed it for a few days but then it slowly began to come back. I dont know what to do but to take it back and see what they can tell me but I just wanted to see if anyone else has had this problem. Thanks all!
P.S. There is little to no vibration and the clutch feels as though it is a little bit stiffer. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 04-22-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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Have you checked your brakes

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Old 04-22-2012, 05:44 PM   #3
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It doesnt squeak when I brake, it actually gets less loud.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:30 PM   #4
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You've probably got some debris from the puddle stuck in your brakes. I had to pull my wheels off and spray out the front brakes for about 20 mins per side to get all of the junk out after a day of wheeling after it rained. Very similar symptoms as yours.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #5
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You've probably got some debris from the puddle stuck in your brakes. I had to pull my wheels off and spray out the front brakes for about 20 mins per side to get all of the junk out after a day of wheeling after it rained. Very similar symptoms as yours.
This^^^ is what happened to me but mine was my rear drums it diddnt squeak when I braked only when I was rollin, I ran threw a clean water hole and it washed em out and the squeak quit.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:25 PM   #6
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Ah okay thanks for the replies! I'll prbly put it on a jack and pull the wheel off and see if that does it. Only thing that bothers me is that it faintly squeaks when I'm idling sometimes. Not sure if it's related or not.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:33 PM   #7
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Idle squeak, check your serpentine belt and the pulleys
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:39 PM   #8
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Its probly the front CV joint... The only real way to fix it is replace it
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:19 AM   #9
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I also had a squeak after playing in the mud, went away for an hour or so after greasing everything; ended up blowing my rear u-joint. That was the cause for my squeaking.
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How deep was your Jeep in the mud? Auto or stick? ...... Lots of things it could be!! Six hours stuck in mud is a long time!
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:05 PM   #11
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Yea I got my cv shaft and U joints checked and they all checked out fine. It must be in the breaks.
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still how deep was it in the mud? If you have a stick it could be in your throw out bearing also.
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still how deep was it in the mud? If you have a stick it could be in your throw out bearing also.
Would tend to agree with throwout bearing. Just had to replace entire clutch due to throwout bearing exploding. Starts out with an annoying squeal and will increase the worse it gets. You can replace the throwout bearing pretty inexpensively, but if it gets too bad it can destroy the clutch. Just sayin cuz you mentioned the clutch pedal felt different. Also sometimes the noise would come and go if I slightly placed my foot on the clutch pedal. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:25 AM   #14
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ON a side note ..... If you were stuck in the mud for 6 hours I would also be changing both front and rear diff fluids, checking my axle u-joints and things like that. sitting stuck for that long water and mud can and will find a way in.
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It wasnt super deep. The mud was up to the body under the door. If its my throw out bearing then why would pullin the driveshaft change anything?
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It wasnt super deep. The mud was up to the body under the door. If its my throw out bearing then why would pullin the driveshaft change anything?
If you were in mud up to the tub for 6 hours I would check everything from the tub down. drain both diffs. and check the clutch and throw out bearing for sure. Pulling the drive shaft could have dislodged some mud in or around the throw out bearing ....... I would check it all out. take no chances..... 6 hours is a long time.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:16 PM   #17
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Alright will do. Thanks again all for the replies. The sound is driving me insane! By the way, here's the picture of how I was stuck:
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WOW!!!! Yep I would check the whole drive train out!!
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Alright will do. Thanks again all for the replies. The sound is driving me insane! By the way, here's the picture of how I was stuck:
Lol. Wow. Might wanna consider different tires, or use a stick to check the bottom of the hole, but I'm sure I don't have to tell you that. Thats great!

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