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06-03-2012 06:09 PM
team38tim What was the problem that was causing the noise??? I installed the AEV Dualsport XT 2.5" lift about 500 miles ago and started to get a rubber squeaking noise almost a popping when I hit the gas hard(shifting of weight front to back) and when I turn to the right hard it sounds like something is binding up, a rubber noise.
03-23-2012 09:34 AM
seadog Did the OP install some sort of quick disconnects? Some of them make noises, depending on how much slop the pins have.

Just a thought.
03-22-2012 09:50 PM
ESP Can you or someone lay under the jeep while someone else starts it up and then pulls stratiling you? Could give you a pinpoint of the noise's location.
03-22-2012 09:47 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Rooster454

upper and lower, front and rear were the first things I checked actually. I have the kit with adaptors so I was afraid maybe they were loose, but they were good
Ummmmm. We....... Must ....... Fix....... Roosters jeep before bed tonight

What if you were to get the jeep on jack stands under the frame. Then raise and lower the axle (s) with the jack under the pumpkin?
Full up and down motion of the suspension components. Just shaking or jumping on the bumper would not do so ???

Whatcha all think ?
03-22-2012 09:40 PM
Rooster454
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Upper shock mounts?
upper and lower, front and rear were the first things I checked actually. I have the kit with adaptors so I was afraid maybe they were loose, but they were good
03-22-2012 09:38 PM
kjeeper10 Upper shock mounts?
03-22-2012 09:32 PM
Rooster454
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Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
You could always jack the Jeep up to give you a little more room to work with. Once they are all loose, then set the Jeep back down and go through the process.
Yeah I'll try that. I should have done that to begin with, but going by how tight the nuts are on there I didn't think I'd be able to get them to budge

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Originally Posted by pluke the 2 View Post
one of the few bolts are either hallowed out or you got a loose nut/bolt.

if you live in cali you can bring it by the shop and ill take a look for ya
I appreciate the offer, but I live in Virginia
03-22-2012 09:30 PM
pluke the 2 one of the few bolts are either hallowed out or you got a loose nut/bolt.

if you live in cali you can bring it by the shop and ill take a look for ya
03-22-2012 09:30 PM
4fit
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Originally Posted by Rooster454

I did. I tried everything but it's such a small awkward spot to be in that I wasn't able to get it to budge. The tech did tell me he was going to tighten them up good for me. Maybe he went overboard
You could always jack the Jeep up to give you a little more room to work with. Once they are all loose, then set the Jeep back down and go through the process.
03-22-2012 09:29 PM
Rooster454
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
You said you got to all the other bushings correct?
Yes. I got everything nice and loose and shook and rocked the hell out of the jeep. Everything looked good and torqued back to spec now.

You think I should do the whole process again if I can get the front t-bar loose?
03-22-2012 09:27 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Rooster454

I did. I tried everything but it's such a small awkward spot to be in that I wasn't able to get it to budge. The tech did tell me he was going to tighten them up good for me. Maybe he went overboard
You said you got to all the other bushings correct?
03-22-2012 09:26 PM
Rooster454
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Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
Me either. Wonder if it is bound or even cross-threaded. Did you try to use a breaker bar on it?
I did. I tried everything but it's such a small awkward spot to be in that I wasn't able to get it to budge. The tech did tell me he was going to tighten them up good for me. Maybe he went overboard
03-22-2012 09:25 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by 4fit

Me either. Wonder if it is bound or even cross-threaded. Did you try to use a breaker bar on it?
125 is a lot but, not that that hard to loosen using a breaker bar.
03-22-2012 09:24 PM
Rooster454
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
I don't like how you were not able to loosen the Tracbar.
Man I gave it everything I had. Nothing like a straining session in a tight and awkward spot to get the blood flowing

You think it could be the trackbar is too tight?
03-22-2012 09:23 PM
4fit
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10
I don't like how you were not able to loosen the Tracbar.
Me either. Wonder if it is bound or even cross-threaded. Did you try to use a breaker bar on it?
03-22-2012 09:20 PM
kjeeper10 I don't like how you were not able to loosen the Tracbar.
03-22-2012 09:00 PM
Rooster454 No matter what we try it won't duplicate unless driving. It seems like the major weight transfer from front to back is what makes it happen
03-22-2012 08:56 PM
Rooster454
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Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
Absolutely shouldn't have gotten worse. Have you laid under the Jeep while someone rocked it back and forth to see if anything is moving that shouldn't be?
yes sir. I even stood up on my bumper and jumped up and down and it didn't do it. My brother lifted up on it real hard a couple times and nothing happened.

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Originally Posted by ESP View Post
Also since this seems to only happen when you begin from a stopping point, are the sway links mounted correctly and not making contact with any thing moving "wheel"?
I don't think so. I mounted them exactly like the teraflex instructions state and I have spydertrax wheel spacer since I'm still running stock shoes for the time being
03-22-2012 08:53 PM
ESP Also since this seems to only happen when you begin from a stopping point, are the sway links mounted correctly and not making contact with any thing moving "wheel"?
03-22-2012 08:52 PM
4fit Absolutely shouldn't have gotten worse. Have you laid under the Jeep while someone rocked it back and forth to see if anything is moving that shouldn't be?
03-22-2012 08:51 PM
ESP Can you video the noise for us? Is it possible to record it so we can hear it/see it?
03-22-2012 08:45 PM
Rooster454 So I loosened the front and rear CA bolts, the rear track bar, but was unable to get the front track bar bolts to budge at all. The tech put them on there TIGHT. I did the whole shakedown thing and re-torqued everything back to spec.

I think it made the situation worse. It definitely has not gotten any better.

Please help. Should I go back to the dealer and get them to look at it? I hate to spend some of my tire money on another trip to the dealership tho
03-22-2012 01:28 PM
Rooster454
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Keep us posted
Will do sir
03-22-2012 01:25 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by pluke the 2
TRACKBAR....the hole is hallowed out.
On a 2012?
03-22-2012 01:21 PM
pluke the 2 TRACKBAR....the hole is hallowed out.
03-22-2012 01:19 PM
kjeeper10 Keep us posted
03-22-2012 01:07 PM
Rooster454
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Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
Was just coming back to this thread to post that. lol

OP, while your Jeep is on the ground, loosen all of your control arm bolts and track bar bolts. Then give the Jeep a good shake front to back, and side to side. This will allow the bushings to move around and get to where they need to be. Now head back under there and retorque everything to spec. All of the torque specs can be found here.
Awesome. Thanks for this and the link. I'll be doing this when I get home from work and hoping it will take care of everything.

Thanks again guys for yall's input
03-22-2012 12:46 PM
4fit
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Were all the CA bolts loosened when the lift was installed?
Maybe possible a bushing is binding?
Was just coming back to this thread to post that. lol

OP, while your Jeep is on the ground, loosen all of your control arm bolts and track bar bolts. Then give the Jeep a good shake front to back, and side to side. This will allow the bushings to move around and get to where they need to be. Now head back under there and retorque everything to spec. All of the torque specs can be found here.
03-22-2012 12:44 PM
Rooster454
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Get yourself a paint marker and mark a line across the bolt/nut and mount.
Good visual but 125 ft lbs is a lot and should not loosen unless they were not torqued to spec to start.

Were all the CA bolts loosened when the lift was installed?
Maybe possible a bushing is binding?
will do sir. Thanks for the idea.

The CA bolts were loosened for the lift. I couldn't get them to budge for a while and finally was able to get them to break loose. I checked them when I retorqued everything but will check them again today.
Thanks
03-22-2012 12:36 PM
kjeeper10 Get yourself a paint marker and mark a line across the bolt/nut and mount.
Good visual but 125 ft lbs is a lot and should not loosen unless they were not torqued to spec to start.

Were all the CA bolts loosened when the lift was installed?
Maybe possible a bushing is binding?
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