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post #1 of 2 Old 08-06-2012, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Squeak when off-throttle

Over the last 2 weeks I have developed a short, 1/2 second squeak every time I let off the throttle. I am 99% sure it is coming from the rear axle. It is not suspenion related, I can shake the Jeep all over the place and not hear it. It has to be a drivetrain component. My driver side axle shaft is perfectly straight, the passenger side has the slightest of bends, enough to notice it is bent but hardly any at all, maybe 1/64th runout. I have checked the u-joints in my driveshaft, there seems to be no play in them.

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even if it "looks" fine, you should check all the suspension hardware. it may be tight enough not to make any noise with you wiggling the jeep around, but that does not imitate the movement of a 4,000lb vehicle in motion with torque added.

a metalic squeak would make me think slightly loose. a "clank" would make me think its about to fall out....

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