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post #1 of 3 Old 06-08-2018, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Lots of weird noise!!

No memes intended, my wrangler does produce a lot if noise that I started noticing since the good weather hit us and I was able to get nekked. Please help me fix the stupid noises so I can enjoy hearing my 35 inch tires spin.

1. screeching noise when using the brakes, my guess is the rear rotors and pads need to get changed and I will tackle that soon.

2. Knock when the steering wheel centers, I read that the steering boot might need to get some grease in it to fix this but let me know if you have any other answers.

3. This is the most recent and hardest one to pin point. It's a screeching sound kind of like a piece of metal flapping around and occasionally hitting something. It comes on inconsistantly, usually when I hit a bump with my left tires. I have no idea what it is. Please don't take my analagy of the sound too seriously as it is very inconsistant.

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The year of Jeep and an idea of condition may help narrow down our hip-shot diagnoses, but I'll take a shot:

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No memes intended, my wrangler does produce a lot if noise that I started noticing since the good weather hit us and I was able to get nekked. Please help me fix the stupid noises so I can enjoy hearing my 35 inch tires spin.

1. screeching noise when using the brakes, my guess is the rear rotors and pads need to get changed and I will tackle that soon.
Agreed, checking the brakes is probably the best way to locate the brake noise.

2. Knock when the steering wheel centers, I read that the steering boot might need to get some grease in it to fix this but let me know if you have any other answers.
99% chance you have a clunk in your intermediate shaft - maybe not dangerous, but unnerving or at least annoying.
If you remove your intermediate shaft, tie your steering wheel so it doesn't go for a spin and wreck your clock spring.

I removed mine, unfastened one of the boot clips, sprayed open gear lube on the splines, and worked 'em through their travel range.
Any grease will damp it somewhat, but super-tacky grease will keep the two splines from clicking back and forth also (it stays fixed).

The open gear lube worked great for me for a few years, then it just barely started to clunk.
I pulled the intermediate shaft to re-do the greasing, but collapsed and extended it a few times and it was good to go, so reinstalled.
It's been a few more years and I'm about ready to pull it again for service. I may again not have to re-grease it.

That spray can of open gear lube will last my lifetime

Other people have put grease in there by other methods (search "JK intermediate shaft clunk" or similar.

Some people use a couple hose clamps and an extension spring to side-load the splined joint, and say it works.
Misch makes a kit with two spilt collars and a spring to do the same thing - (but not hillbilly looking ).


If you add grease, make sure it's not something that will eat the boot (I only read that someone had it happen ).


3. This is the most recent and hardest one to pin point. It's a screeching sound kind of like a piece of metal flapping around and occasionally hitting something. It comes on inconsistantly, usually when I hit a bump with my left tires. I have no idea what it is. Please don't take my analagy of the sound too seriously as it is very inconsistant.
If it's a 3.8 (once again, year of Jeep would help) check the heat shield on the crossover pipe in front of the trans. crossmember.
If it's broken loose on one side, can fix with stainless hose clamp.


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It's a 3.8 I installed flat fenders and had to cut the liners, after work today I noticed some of the liners was loose because I had to use zip ties to secure it. I think that's it because I was just under the jeep undercoating and cleaning rust recently.

It's a 2007 2dr auto with 108k miles in Massachusetts where it is a salty city in the winter.

I will check all of that thing thank you so much for the great reply.

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