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Hey guys I have a 2012 Rubicon I recently purchased and I am chasing a squeak that seems to becoming from the rear seat...a high pitched metal-to-metal sound that occurs when traveling at a steady speed and small bumps in the road are present. I searched and searched and felt convinced it was coming from the passenger side underneath where the striker assembly is...dealership replaced assembly and I thought it was fixed but one day later and it's back (although more faint)...I read some threads that talked about a squeak in the headrest and also the shocks on the rear window...I feel certain the sound is coming from under the seat but know how weird sound can be to trace down...any one fixed this particular problem?

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The same thing is going on with my 2008 Sahara. I think that it is from the top not being bolted down tight enough, but after looking harder, I think it is from the window shocks. Any idea how to fix this?
 

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Funny u posted this, my '12 that's a month old has this and has been driving me a little nuts. I thought it was the rear seat too and checked around but couldnt find anything. I also thought it was the hard top but not sure. For now I just turn up the radio and its gone :D

I'll see if its still there in the summer when the tops off.

Also, I dont notice it as much when my kids are back there, only when the back seat is empty. So im subscribing to this thread, waiting for an answer we're most likely not gonna get.
 

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Mine had this squeak too when I bought it, 2012. Every bump... A small metal on metal squeak. Turns out the back seat wasn't latched fully in the down lock position on the driver side. I just made sure to push the seat hard down before locking in the upright position. Squeak never came back, it's been a month. Check that. Worked for me.
 

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Is the seat folded and tumbled? Mine squeaks in that scenario. I bet wd40 would fix it but I just latch down the seat instead
 

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Funny u posted this, my '12 that's a month old has this and has been driving me a little nuts. I thought it was the rear seat too and checked around but couldnt find anything. I also thought it was the hard top but not sure. For now I just turn up the radio and its gone :D

I'll see if its still there in the summer when the tops off.

Also, I dont notice it as much when my kids are back there, only when the back seat is empty. So im subscribing to this thread, waiting for an answer we're most likely not gonna get.
That is hilarious (the turn up the radio thing) it is the same thing my wife told me! I don't notice it w my boys in the back either...I am one of those weird people that won't rest until I find it...I'll let you know what I come up with! Have a great day,

Monte

Never done a forum before so bear w my lack of knowledge on posts, etiquette etc!
 

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Thanks guys I'll stay after it! It does it in the upright or folded down position (rubicon unlimited)...it does seem to stop w my boys in the back but then again my wild crew might just be drowning it out!

I'll let y'all know when I find it!

Monte
 

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Wf squeak - YouTube
Here is a video of where the squeak in mine is coming from. If anyone out there has any idea how to fix this, i would be forever grateful. I love everything about my wrangler except this squeak is driving me crazy. I know that it's a jeep and that it's going to squeak a little, but his is literally a high pitch whine over every bump from my window.
 

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Monte, I think I can help you out. My 12 had the same mind numbing, Natl. Lampoon-esque station wagon squeak. I traced it to the passenger rear headrest. I lubed the two rails with biodegradable lube and have never looked back. Also, Chrysler decided to throw in a non-functioning folding mechanism in the same seat; thanks Chrysler!
 

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Our rear seat has the same annoying loud squeek. It is so loud we have to drive with the seat down. First trip to dealer they lubricated head rest bars. As soon as we picked it up same loud squeek as if the shop guys never heard it. They gave us some BS that the grease they added a couple hours earlier must have dried up. On second trip to dealer they replaced head rest frame. Picked up Jeep and it still squeeks as loud as ever. I am going back to dealer tomorrow and I am will have service guy ride in jeep with me until I get an admission out of him that it still squeeks.
I will report back with the next plan of action. I am to the point they need to replace seat. There's got to be many more JK owners with this same problem other than us few on this thread.
 

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Thanks to all on the feedback...how did you trace it down to the rear passenger headrest? I have messed with the headrest manually and can't get a noise out of it...I went for my first trip of any distance yesterday 100 miles to Asheville, NC (I-40 from Knoxville) with rear passengers and no squeak...this makes me tend to believe it is something in the seat itself (metal supports) or in the mechanism but I am still stumped...absolutely love my JK Unlimited Rubicon but that high pitched metal on metal squeak is robbing my joy! By the way it is a brand new 2012 I have had about a month.

Again thanks for the posts maybe collectively well fix this.

Monte
 

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Yesterday I went back to dealer to go over squeek problem. The Service Manager told he would call me back today once he talked to shop about ongoing squeek. He surprisingly called me today to say they submitted a claim to Chrysler and hope to hear from them by tomorrow on what can be done. I will keep you guys posted. They just got to get me a new seat.
 

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Wf squeak - YouTube
Here is a video of where the squeak in mine is coming from. If anyone out there has any idea how to fix this, i would be forever grateful. I love everything about my wrangler except this squeak is driving me crazy. I know that it's a jeep and that it's going to squeak a little, but his is literally a high pitch whine over every bump from my window.

Close up the back, go through the doors to get in the back. Push slightly on each corner of the window, then on each corner of the top, including where the top meets the tub. Could be anything. I am betting the rubber seals in the tailgate bar are a bit worn.

Good luck,

Bob K.
 

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Close up the back, go through the doors to get in the back. Push slightly on each corner of the window, then on each corner of the top, including where the top meets the tub. Could be anything. I am betting the rubber seals in the tailgate bar are a bit worn.

Good luck,

Bob K.

I think I figured it out! It was actually something going on with the back washer fluid hose. I am not sure why, but when I adjusted the hose by pushing it farther into the roof, the squeaking stopped. I then secured it loosely with some tape and tested the fluid, and it worked fine, and I no longer hear a squeak in the back when closing the window! I will drive it tomorrow and see if I hear anything!
 

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I had a squeak in the rear seat once; but I threw her out in the bottom of some canyon!!:D:D
 

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Oh I remember the days the rear seat was just getting dusty in the shed...but that was three boys ago...1st, 3rd and 5th grade respectively!! I'll keep them though!

On the other hand when they are in the seat it doesn't squeak...guess I'll just strap them there...calm down not really!

Monte
 

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Oh I remember the days the rear seat was just getting dusty in the shed...but that was three boys ago...1st, 3rd and 5th grade respectively!! I'll keep them though!

On the other hand when they are in the seat it doesn't squeak...guess I'll just strap them there...calm down not really!

Monte
I remember those days too. Mine are 1st grade and Pre-K. The squeeking doesnt bother me as much as my 3 yr old kicking the back of my seat. Now I know why my dad screamed at me to knock it off or he'd pull the car over. Funny how things go around and now im my dad :eek:
 

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It's crazy the things you never dreamed you would hear come from your mouth as a parent...one of the things I remember saying to my middle boy that I will never forget hearing myself say was, "Tucker, would you please quit LICKING the floor?!?"
 
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