10-11-2019, 11:26 AM
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Originally Posted by jrobgk1
this is just a PSA, as it was driving me nuts over the past month or two. I began to hear a squeak in the rear of my JKU when going over bumps. Nothing awful to start with, but a definitely annoying noise. I thought originally that the noise was coming from where the soft top connected to the tailgate. I have had the window rolled up a bunch and that seemed to stop the noise.
Recently, it got way worse. I was able to track it down when I closed the tailgate last night. There was the squeak! Damn!
So, what solved things was spraying the crap out of the mechanisms with WD-40. Boom. solved and done.
While this may not be earth shattering, it was something I thought I would share and memorialize here on the forum, should someone else come across this noise.
Here's to happy (and quiet) Jeep-ing.
first off welcome and glad your here, second, good suggestion, however I would maybe suggest something like lithium grease or similar, but that is just me, WD40 would work fine as well, but I suspect it may only be a temp fix? perhaps time will tell.
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