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Old 06-13-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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squeaks getting louder

i put my lift on a few months ago. after it was squeaking a little bit that i could barely hear with the top on and not at all with the top off. it has gotten a lot worse over the weeks and is now driving me up the wall. i thought it was the spare tire rubbing on the rubber pieces and on the third brake light. when i took the tire off it still did it. since then i have gotten under it and pushed up and pulled down and it seems like its something underneath. i don't have to push hard to make it do it. i'm not even compressing the shocks. it's very hard for me to narrow it down. i need help with what could squeak like that without much movement. thanks

edit. it's coming from the rear area of the jeep.

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Old 06-13-2011, 03:34 PM   #2
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Probably just the control arm bushings. Are they greasable or just rubber. If just rubber, shoot them with a silicone lube, could also be the trac bar bushings. Heck just try a silicone spray lube on them as well as the rear sway bar bushings including the rubber where it holds the sway bar in place. I guess even the shock mounts could be at fault here. I am sure you will find the culprit after eliminating all these possibilities. Mine makes a squeak every now and again too. I usually don't hear it over the stereo in my rig.

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I just had my shocks replaced and my rear squeaks. I'm thinking it's the bushings
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:02 PM   #4
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i found the rear sway bar loose so i tightened it. it still does squeak but a lot less. so what ever it is the sway bar being ridged again has stopped it moving as much. i'm going to lube everything and i'm confident that will help. also the reason i was having trouble finding it is because it seems to be coming from more than one spot.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:33 PM   #5
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That will happen, lube it up and turn up the stereo
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seems fine now after lubing. thanks everybody.

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