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06-29-2013 07:25 AM
Getnoff
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Originally Posted by mickdundee View Post
hey guys forgot to post back, i took it in and the mechanic said he couldn't find anything wrong with it, the passenger side rear wheel caliper froze up and my brakes started smoking, so i had that replaced, any other ideas?

Um. Sounds like u found it!
I was just going to add I had a similar issue. Mine was a rock got jammed behind the brake dust cover. It was a horrible intermittent noise. Pull wheel and give a check if it acts up again.
Troy
06-28-2013 10:35 PM
mickdundee hey guys forgot to post back, i took it in and the mechanic said he couldn't find anything wrong with it, the passenger side rear wheel caliper froze up and my brakes started smoking, so i had that replaced, any other ideas?
05-18-2013 09:29 AM
mickdundee yea its going in monday morning, thanks guys!
05-17-2013 11:09 AM
SuicideSaints Try the things people suggested. I'm thinking wheel bearings as well. Don't go to the dealer if you can help it. Any ase certified mechanic will work. Get it figured out sooner rather than later. You will only make it worse and more expensive to fix.
05-17-2013 10:54 AM
WatchThis!
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Originally Posted by mickdundee View Post
yea i'm trying to find a mechanic that works only on jeeps, i found one in pensscola gave him a call and got a pizza resturant number lol, im afraid to take it to the dealer...
You dont need someone who only works on jeeps for something like this. And you are wise not to take it to a dealer since odds are they will charge you 3 times what someone else would.
05-17-2013 10:13 AM
mickdundee yea i'm trying to find a mechanic that works only on jeeps, i found one in pensscola gave him a call and got a pizza resturant number lol, im afraid to take it to the dealer...
05-16-2013 09:44 PM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by WatchThis! View Post
I'm still going with bearings, could be something else since its impossible to be certain over the oll interweb. I advise you figure it out soon and don't just keep leting it go, a $100 fix can turn into a $500 fix if left alone.
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Originally Posted by Mcrock View Post
Then I would take it directly to your mechanic if you are unsure. Bearings are relatively cheap But whatever the problem is, it will only get worse with time. And more expensive.
Good advice.
05-16-2013 07:40 PM
Mcrock
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Originally Posted by mickdundee View Post
thanks guys! i forgot to mention it only does this when i turn left.. and i just took it down a steep grade (grass hill) with most of the weight to the left (wasn't turning) and it made the noise again!! Any thoughts on that?
Then I would take it directly to your mechanic if you are unsure. Bearings are relatively cheap But whatever the problem is, it will only get worse with time. And more expensive.
05-16-2013 07:35 PM
WatchThis! I'm still going with bearings, could be something else since its impossible to be certain over the oll interweb. I advise you figure it out soon and don't just keep leting it go, a $100 fix can turn into a $500 fix if left alone.
05-16-2013 07:24 PM
mickdundee thanks guys! i forgot to mention it only does this when i turn left.. and i just took it down a steep grade (grass hill) with most of the weight to the left (wasn't turning) and it made the noise again!! Any thoughts on that?
05-16-2013 06:53 PM
JerryJeepster
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Originally Posted by Chipmunk View Post
^^ yup, just went through this with my truck. .
Sucks, huh!?!
05-16-2013 06:39 PM
Chipmunk
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Originally Posted by JerryJeepster View Post

If the axle/hub is bent you will see the wheel moving in and out when rotating. Take off the tire and with the rear end is off the ground carefully put it in drive and watch it. If it's wobbling or moving in and out, it's bent.
^^ yup, just went through this with my truck. .
05-16-2013 06:05 PM
JerryJeepster
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Originally Posted by mickdundee View Post
Hey guys/gals, i have an awful noise coming from the rear passanger side wheel, it sounds like somthing grinding against the rotor, the brakes and rotors were just replaced last month and the diff fluid was just changed out as well, the noise has been there for about 3 months, and im still trying to figure it out, Any ideas??? its driving me nuts! i read on some forums it might be a bent axel shaft, but the thing is only 5 years old with 70k miles!!
Mine is 6 months old with 7700 miles with a bent axle/hub. If the axle/hub is bent you will see the wheel moving in and out when rotating. Take off the tire and with the rear end is off the ground carefully put it in drive and watch it. If it's wobbling or moving in and out, it's bent.
05-16-2013 05:56 PM
jkjeeper06 Did you replace the pads calipers or both? Even if you replaced the pads, a sticky caliper could cause the pad to stay pressed on the rotor
05-16-2013 05:54 PM
WatchThis! If you are not sure how to check them it is easy to do. Use a jack to pick the tire up off the ground, stick a pry bar or anything that you can get leverage with and pry up on the tire. There should be no up and down movement at all.
05-16-2013 05:44 PM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by WatchThis! View Post
Bearings?
My thoughts 2.
05-16-2013 05:24 PM
WatchThis! Bearings?
05-16-2013 04:22 PM
mickdundee
Rear Axel

Hey guys/gals, i have an awful noise coming from the rear passanger side wheel, it sounds like somthing grinding against the rotor, the brakes and rotors were just replaced last month and the diff fluid was just changed out as well, the noise has been there for about 3 months, and im still trying to figure it out, Any ideas??? its driving me nuts! i read on some forums it might be a bent axel shaft, but the thing is only 5 years old with 70k miles!!

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