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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-09-2000, 01:00 PM
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Maybe one of you guys can help me. I started to get noise from my AMC 20 rear today on my 1980 CJ-5 Laredo. I have had problems with the axles before and had some people install Moser axles. Because the didn't know what they were doing I ended up slipping a bearing and destroying my housing. After LOTS of money I got a new (used) casing, new gears, new axles, etc... Needless to say it's all new. That was several months ago. Now I am getting a noise from the drivers side rear axle. It sounds like a squeaking that turns into a screeching metal on metal sound. My brakes don't effect the sound any so I don't think they are the cause. After a few miles the noise goes away. It only happens when the JEEP is cold. After this screeching the JEEP runs fine. I played with the brakes and axle and both seem fine. I can't move the Moser axle but ever so slightly (in/out side/to side) which makes me think my bearings are fine. Anyone give me some suggestions?

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Re: Rear Wheel

usually a noise like that comes when the self-adjuster comes apart and part of it gets caught in the brake drum. if that is not the case, pull the axle shaft out (it's easier that you think) and inspect the bearings..i would NOT drive the jeep like that.. the moser axles are too much$$$ to have to replace, and if it is a bad bearing and you drive it like that, you will be buying new axle shafts. if the self adjuster came apart, the rear brakes aren't working anyway, so it could be the problem even if the sound isn't affected by the brake pedal

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