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 Post subject: Brakes or bearing?
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My Jeep has a squeak.

It happens when applying anything more than a slight left turn (nothing on a right turn and - most times - nothing when travelling in a straight line). The squeak doesn't change pitch with speed. It also stops when a slight application of the brakes is made.

Seems to be plenty of meat on the pads too.

What do you reckon..... brake shoes or wheel bearing?

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A wheel bearing tends to hum at certain speeds and then vanish as you seed up or slow down. When you manoeuvre you really do not hear a noise. A worn bush on the linkage will give a bump and a woolly feel. A squeal is generally a disc pad and it can be a simple case of removing the pads, cleaning the dust out and copper greasing the back of the pads before remounting them.

Is you Jeep constant four wheel drive or just back or front wheel drive in normal? The drive joint could be worn and cause a squeal with the change of direction.

Errrr....that is all I can think of.

Flash will know :lol:

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I can't think of anything other than what DWD has said. I usually feel front bearings "going" as a rumble through the steering quite early on.
It's not the drive belt to the steering pump giving a squeak when it's loaded is it?


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Defo coming from the front wheel and my suspicion was the brakes - very, very dusty but otherwise there are no other symptoms that point to the bearings (rumble etc).

Fixed 4WD, not the steering (I know that sound) and passed its MOT only a month ago with no precautions.

I'll gethewheelsinline and grease them up....

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He lives in Scotland too :lol: member41215.html

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You called?!?

Sounds like the anti-squeal shim between the calliper piston & back of pad needs copper greased?!?

Could be the disc is slightly running out if it was overheated.

Discs & pads are so cheap nowadays it is never worth skimming the discs. Easy DIY task - 30mins a corner!


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Lower ball joint...? Does it do it if you steer sharp either way?
Is it a very short squeak?

I did one on my old car last year. Spent ages looking at the brakes, refitted the discs.... still doing it.
Got a mechanic mate to have a look at it, diagnosed it as a ball joint, sure enough it was.

No knocking, but a squeak... didnt expect it to be a ball joint.

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Anti-squeal shim seems most probable - I replaced the disks about 18 months ago - dead easy as you say (got to do the rear ones before the end of the year) and the lower ball joints were done a couple of years ago so unlikely.

Was going to do a wheel dismantle job tomorrow but my curry shop had a 'run' of sales over the weekend plus a local caravan site wants to take a freezer full so I'll be stuck in the kitchen all day :roll:

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