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Old 08-26-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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Squeaks and Vibrations

I drove my TJ for 3 hours today on the NYS Thruway at 65mph. It was a fairly smooth ride.

However, I noticed some weird things as soon as I got off the thruway. Whenever I turn the steering wheel left, it makes this strange whining sound. It's kind of like a low pitched squeak I would say, and I feel a little vibration in the wheel. It's not difficult to turn or anything though.

Also the clutch seems to be squeaking when I push it in.

I haven't noticed any differences in the way it handles, just these sounds. Any idea what these could be or how I can fix them?

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Old 08-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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Update: After I let it rest for the night, everything seemed fine this morning. The clutch was smooth and I didn't hear anything from the wheel.

Any ideas? Is this just a quirk?

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Old 08-31-2012, 07:02 PM   #3
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I drove it on the thruway again today for a few hours. I noticed that the same thing happened this time. The wheel started making a whining noise and the clutch was squeaky.

Anybody?
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I would say check the centering ball needle bearings in your front driveshaft, as well as the U joints. Also check your trackbar bushing/ball joints, as well as the bolt that holds the bar to the axle. Checking wheel bearings is also a good idea.
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I would say check the centering ball needle bearings in your front driveshaft, as well as the U joints. Also check your trackbar bushing/ball joints, as well as the bolt that holds the bar to the axle. Checking wheel bearings is also a good idea.
Okay. Ill try to figure out where that stuff is! Any idea why this problem only happens after I drive it at 65mph for awhile and then goes away the next day?
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:42 PM   #6
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Hey nrcrast. Hoping you figured this out back in 2012. But this is what mine is doing also. What ended up being the problem for you? Any advice would be great. Thanks

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