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Old May 5th, 2012, 09:51 PM   #1
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I've checked everything. The axle joint isn't very old and the bearing rolls smooth.
It's been making this noise, but over the past few weeks it keeps getting louder.

The noise is only when I'm going forward. I've been reading about the brake pads chattering, but I'm not sure if that could be the issue.
Hopefully it isn't anything serious.

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Old May 6th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Old May 6th, 2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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i would remove and inspect the wheel bearings as that sure sounds like the culprit to me from the video
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I have a 94 Wrangler axle under the front. It has unit bearings.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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It sure sounds like a flat spot in a bearing so I would look closer at all bearings and joints then
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The noise goes away when I hit the brakes and I can move the caliper around if I grab the brake hose.. I don't think that is normal.
All of the bolts are tight and the bearings roll smooth.
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if you can move the caliper around like that something is far from right there but bearing noises usually go away when the power is not being applied i would start with the caliper knowing that
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I have a 94 Wrangler axle under the front. It has unit bearings.
Unit bearings can go bad also.
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Unit bearings can go bad also.
Wouldn't it be a constant noise if it was bad? It doesn't make the noise in reverse or when I hit the brakes.


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Wouldn't it be a constant noise if it was bad? It doesn't make the noise in reverse or when I hit the brakes.


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Yes, a bearing noise will usually go away when you hit the brakes. The noise is from the outer part of the bearing moving around. When you hit the brakes the pads clamping down on the rotor prevents the movement, thus stopping the noise.
I'm not sure about the reverse part.
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if you can move the caliper around like that something is far from right there but bearing noises usually go away when the power is not being applied i would start with the caliper knowing that
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your calipers shouldnt move, fix that and report back
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Does it make a difference if you are in 4wd or not? Check and/or take out your front drive shaft. See if the problem is fixed.
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Does it make a difference if you are in 4wd or not? Check and/or take out your front drive shaft. See if the problem is fixed.
No. I've checked that already. All of the u-joints are new, same with the balljoints. Idk how old the wheel bearings are.
After wiggling the caliper around and making sure the bolts for it were tight, I'm assuming the "slides" are bad/worn out.

They are getting replaced tomorrow.

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