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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
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

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    How close is the back of the axle flange to the adjuster? Probably an illusion but the picture makes it look very close.
     
  2. Feb 18, 2020
    Glenn

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    Or is that part of the parking brake mechanism?
     
  3. Feb 18, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    Just an illusion
     
  4. Feb 18, 2020
    Glenn

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    And no bearing/axle movement up or down whatsoever?
     
  5. Feb 18, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    Nope
     
  6. Feb 18, 2020
    Glenn

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    If it isn't anything that everyone has suggested I'm certainly stumped.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    Me too. Or I’m just really missing something
     
  8. Feb 19, 2020
    Glenn

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    It's probably something that you're not expecting would be the cause.
     
  9. Feb 19, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Yea just send me your axle and I’ll look into it :D:whistle:
     
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  10. Feb 19, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

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    Pull the axle, repack or replace the bearing and inspect the seal. Could just be a dry bearing. No way of knowing until you pull it to see.
     
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  11. Feb 19, 2020
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet

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    I agree with the others here on tearing into it; don’t wait for the problem to possibly skyrocket and cost you any more money and downtime than it has to.

    I had a growl coming from the rear of my 81 ‘5 and ignored it. I drove to a football game my senior year and almost didn’t make it home because I was watching my axle/tire walk in and out as I drove home. Ruined the axle and a few other pieces.

    If it’s your DD you can’t go wrong saving up for a backup.
     
  12. Feb 19, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    Good point
     
  13. Feb 19, 2020
    PeteL

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    Checked the oil level in your differential?
     
  14. Feb 19, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    Yep
     
  15. Feb 19, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    If it were to be a bad bearing how long would I be able to safely run it?
     
  16. Feb 19, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

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    3 minutes? A year? :shrug:
     
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  17. Feb 19, 2020
    Glenn

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    Your CV driveshaft must have greaseable u-joints I assume?
     
  18. Feb 19, 2020
    Glenn

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    Did you check further into this last night?
     
  19. Feb 19, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    Yes but it did not present itself after taking the drum off
     
  20. Feb 19, 2020
    Iandavidh

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    Yes. I’ll throw some grease in there later
     

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