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Squeak At Low Speed From Rear Wheel

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by Iandavidh, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Feb 18, 2020
    Iandavidh

    Iandavidh Member

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    What’s baffling me though is that when I put it in the air and spin the wheels they spin freely. It’s only when I put it on the ground it sounds like the shoe is pressing against the drum
     
  2. Feb 18, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

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    Lift it up and pull/push on the tire in all directions. If there’s any play or clunking, the bearing is likely bad. It could be allowing enough play for the brakes to drag under weight. If that’s the case, it’s close to total failure.
     
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  3. Feb 18, 2020
    Glenn

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    I'm also basing my thought due to you saying you worked on the brakes. ITLKSEZ has a good point about the bearing. It very well could be the cause.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    Braking didn’t have any effect on the sound
     
  5. Feb 18, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    Put it up again to check for play and didn’t find any other than the little bit of fore and aft movement that you should have. There was a little bit of clunking

    I did hear a sound that sounded a bit like the squeak though when I was checking for play on the passenger rear tire
     
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  6. Feb 18, 2020
    Glenn

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    Navy guy?
     
  7. Feb 18, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    No lol
     
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    Glenn

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    I don't hear fore and aft that often, just wondering. :D
     
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  9. Feb 18, 2020
    Glenn

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    Sound travels so maybe it's not the driver's side? Sure it's not a u-joint?
     
  10. Feb 18, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    It’s a brand new cv driveshaft. How should I check it?
     
  11. Feb 18, 2020
    Glenn

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    I was thinking maybe an old one needed replacing maybe that you hadn't caught yet. Wouldn't hurt to grease the new ones to see if it makes any difference.
     
  12. Feb 18, 2020
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    So you've had the wheel up in the air twice now, and still haven't removed the tire and wheel and remove the drum for a quick inspection. Doesn't take but a couple minutes. Why keep guessing ?
     
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  13. Feb 18, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    That’s the plan tonight haha I’ve been super busy Lately
     
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  14. Feb 18, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    So I pulled the drums and found.............





    Nothing. Other than is being a little dirty it looked fine. On the inside edge of the drum it looked a little bronze? Is that normal?
     
  15. Feb 18, 2020
    Glenn

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    Something rubbing? Can you post a picture?
     
  16. Feb 18, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    Yessir
     
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    Iandavidh

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    jpflat2a

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    You'd want to look for a shiny spot...metal on metal.
    Maybe the drum hitting the backing plate etc.
    Something that has to do with the wheel rotation that you described.
     
  19. Feb 18, 2020
    Glenn

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    Doesn't seem to be anything noticeably rubbed on the shoes. How about the axle itself, have you rotated it to see if it's even slightly bent and rubbing something?
     
  20. Feb 18, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    Yep. We spun it quite a bit and didn’t hear anything. The axle play is within the factory specifications
     

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