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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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Old 09-01-2012, 03:14 AM   #4
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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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