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Jeepguy77 01-13-2011 06:04 PM

2004 TJ question
 
When I first warm my jeep up in the morning and leave for work, i hear a squeaking noise underneath up front. Like it's coming from the front front drive shaft. Then after about 3 minutes into my drive it goes away. Any suggestions or ideas?

Brian

StinkyMud 01-14-2011 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeepguy77 (Post 987614)
When I first warm my jeep up in the morning and leave for work, i hear a squeaking noise underneath up front. Like it's coming from the front front drive shaft. Then after about 3 minutes into my drive it goes away. Any suggestions or ideas?

Brian

Are you SURE it's not from your steering column??? Just curious because TJ's are known to make noises from the steering column when they are cold.

rday78 01-14-2011 07:42 AM

If its a groaning noise when u turn the wheel then its the bushing piece on the bottom of the steering columb. If it sounds like little birds fighting under your truck... the cv joint on the front drivrshaft is no good.

Jeepguy77 01-14-2011 10:05 AM

Well, it sounds like its coming from the middle. Like underneath where the stick shift is

Jeepguy77 01-14-2011 10:07 AM

It's not when i turn my wheel. It's continuous. It goes away once I've driven it for about 3 minutes

RubiCobra 01-14-2011 12:38 PM

Check the U-joints in your drive shafts. It's usually the rear.

Jeepguy77 01-14-2011 11:54 PM

Ok. Thank u for your help. How long do u joints take to go out?

RubiCobra 01-15-2011 12:43 PM

Depends on the angles at which they are operating. Before I stretched my wheelbase, I was spitting one out of the rear CV about every 10K miles.

If you're lifted it's going to happen eventually. My advice is read up on changing them, practice a couple times and then it is no big deal to pop one out and change it.

Jeepguy77 01-15-2011 01:19 PM

Great. Thanks for the info.


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