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What I have:

Stock 2006 Wrangler X 4x4 (Warrantied)
6-Speed Manual
3.07 gears - Dana 30 front Dana 35 rear (poopy I know...)
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I believe that is right - someone please correct me if I am wrong.

Problem/Observation:

I have recently noticed a squeak in the brakes - ONLY after I RELEASE them from coming to a complete stop. Or if I pump the brakes sitting still - I can get the brakes to squeak. Not when I press on the brakes - but when I let up.

Other than that, they work fine - no pulsing or actual brake pad squealing or anything of that nature.

Well, I think that's the best I can describe it. What would your immediate assumption be to check first? I know it's warrantied and I could always take it to the dealer but I want to learn and try to fix it myself. Would that be a warranty voiding issue by the way?

Thanks in advance for any input.
 

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How many miles on the Jeep. If the noise goes away when hit the breaks then you either have dirt dust or you are at the indicators. Its a piece of metal to let you know you need new brakes
 

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He after he releases the pedal, not pressing them.

Might have something to do with the calipers more than the pads. My guess would be the caliper guide pins.

First thing I would do though, it jack it up and take off the tires/wheels and do some inspecting. Grab stuf and wiggle it and see if anything that shouldn't be rubbing has been. But if its gonna be a guessing game I'd just take it to the dealer and have them fix it. Have them explain what the issue was that way you can research it and may be able to perform it yourself next time..
 

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MOST likely is either:

Interior(cab): Brake peddle linkage got rusty, hit it with some white lithium grease

Front:
a. Caliper slide pins. Yank off the calipers and grease em.
b. Caliper piston. Unlikley, nothing you can do unless its seizing.

Rear:
a. Drum brakes need a clean/lube/adjust. A lot of people are afraid to lube their drum brake mechanism, because if you use too much it will leak onto your pads/drum and cause a serious issue.
My advice is to get a buncha brake clean, clean out your drums REAL good, make sure everything is tight, and see whats squeaking. NEVER APPLY THE BRAKES WITH THE DRUMS OFF THE VEHICLE. If you find the squeak, decide if its safer to replace the part, or lube it carefully.

b. Master cylinder in the drums

Those are my guesses. I think your issue is a squeaky/rusty drum unit. People often overlook their drum hardware.
 

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That's always you guy's answer... "Grab stuff and wiggle it"
Makes for a happier ending, opposed to letting nature run its course :D :flipoff: :wavey:
 

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something I had problems with on mine and it is probally not it but the brass sleeve used as a bushing in the pedal. mine was binding.. this is on much older stuff I don't even know if they still use it. worth a check though.
 

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Well, I did some wigglin' yesterday...everything seems nice and tight.

With the help of another set of ears, and some maniacal pumping of the brakes, I've narrowed the sound down to the master cylinder. Ahhhhh, I love when I find where squeaks are eminating from.

I think I'm gonna take this one into the dealership. If they are unusually slow, do you think maybe I could get a tech to explain the problem to me in a little more detail than what's shown on the invoice?

Thanks again guys for your help. I will post the solution when I find out what it is! :rolleyes:
 
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