Hello all I have a 2006 tj I have a grinding noise in the front driver side. It's not the tire and my ball joints look newly replaced. I just bought it a few weeks ago. It is lifted about 3" and has 33" tires on it. This is my first wrangler so I'm still learning. I'm thinking this could possibly be u joints?? It started out just when I was braking and that was last week now it does it sometimes while braking and while I'm driving down the road. Any suggestions as to what it may be would be very helpful I can't get it in the garage for a few more days.
07-21-2013 07:19 PM
Welcome to the forum! Have you checked your brake pads? Your description sounds like it could be metal on metal.
07-21-2013 07:22 PM
Yes I did and brakes and rotors are fine!
07-21-2013 07:43 PM
Sounds like hub bearing maybe??
07-21-2013 07:51 PM
Possibly I will have to check when I get off of work.
07-22-2013 10:10 PM
If its u-joints. Sounds like birds chirping. Bearing hub assy. Will be more of a grumbling sound. Can jack up and try moving tire up and down to check hubs. Or pull tire move up down. I had a wheel noise. Turned out to be break caliper piston was slightly frozen engaged. Not enough to get hot or smoke breaks but enough to cause noise but the noise was like sharpening a steak knife and speed related. Just swapped out a new caliper. Changing a hub assy. Little more difficult to get the thing off. So be 100% before changing a hub
07-23-2013 02:04 PM
Thanks I'm finally going to get a chance to look at him tonight while I'm off work I'm hoping its am easy fix!
07-23-2013 03:57 PM
No problem :) take a look at calipers. Im pretty sure thats where u will find the noise