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Old 10-06-2015, 10:40 PM
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Suspension or brake creak/squeak/rattle

Hi there.

I've had an increasingly worsening creaking noise that came from my front passenger side. It started 5 weeks ago, finally fixed it tonight. It started off rather subtle, a quiet creaking noise at slow speed, mostly noticeable in my parkade and at stop signs with the windows down. It seemed to only occur at really slow speeds, but would occur with turning at slow speed, and could be repeated by a firm and sudden pressure applied to the brake pedal at slow speed. My thoughts were that it was the brakes or the suspension. I have the 2011 Overland Hemi with QL, so coil spring noise isn't the case.

First attempt to fix:
A quick search says there is a recall for the brake caliber guide bolt and bushing. Replaced this and no difference.

Second attempt to fix:
Apply COPIOUS amounts of brake caliber grease/anti-chatter grease. No success here either.

I found one person on this forum complaining about the same thing, however the thread went dead when the forum advised the guy go to the dealer.

Here's my fix:
Replace the brake pads. I ordered the "higher end" brake pads from the dealership, no idea what the others are. They came to $208CDN for the fronts. The part number for front pads was 6805 2369 AA. Rumour has it the HD brakes have the same as the regular.

Here's my discovery:

In the photos you can see which brake pads came from the front passenger side for the back sides of them are covered in grease. Also, you'll notice that some of the metal bars that fit into the caliper are either broken off. Plenty of brake life yet, so I blame it on the fact the Jeep came from Ontario where they use a lot of salt on the roads in the winter and thus the rust ate away the aluminum tabs and the brake pad was "shuffling" around in the caliper.

Hope this helps someone.
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Re: Suspension or brake creak/squeak/rattle

Hey thanks for this. I have what SOUNDS like the same issue, either from the front right or rear right direction. Only happens when I apply the brakes firmly at low speed, or release them from a stop.

Took it into a dealer and it magically stopped the very second the tech got in the car with me (after it had been sitting in their warm garage all day) and is now back with a vengeance.

I'm going to record a video with a gopro to convince them...
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