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Suspension Creak Over Bumps At Low Speeds

I have had my 2014 GC for about a month now and I have noticed that when I go over a large speed bump at low speeds the suspension creaks on the front driver side. If I go over bumps at higher speeds it doesn't make the same creak. I don't know if this is just something that I am worrying over or an issue.

Note: I have the Quadra-Lift suspension.
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Re: Suspension Creak Over Bumps At Low Speeds

Interesting as mine has developed the same behavior as of yesterday.


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Re: Suspension Creak Over Bumps At Low Speeds

Quick Update:

As I left the office for lunch today the 1st speed bump I gently went over created the creak sound as the front driver tire landed down on the other side of the bump. Next speed bump the creak was barely audible.

On my return to the office, I tried to record video of the jeep going over a speed bump slowly and creaking... However, there was no creak over the same bumps. It's certainly going to have this looked at (our at least have it documented with the service dept.) when i go in for service as I don't believe we should be hearing creaks over low speed bumps at any time during vehicle operation.

I will try to capture this sound when I leave work today, I'm betting it makes a creak noise over the first bump, when the vehicle is just starting out.
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Re: Suspension Creak Over Bumps At Low Speeds

There IS a TSB for an under-vehicle squeak... dunno if this is what you are hearing.

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_1100314.pdf

Otherwise, maybe it just has creaky joints?
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Re: Suspension Creak Over Bumps At Low Speeds

The TSB doesn't include the 3.0L Turbo Diesel, so not sure that's it. It's very specific to front suspension movement.
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Re: Suspension Creak Over Bumps At Low Speeds

BTW... in reading the TSB, that is just poor quality control on the line.
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Re: Suspension Creak Over Bumps At Low Speeds

I got my Jeep back from the dealer today. It took them several days to try and find out where the creaking noise came from. They narrowed it down to an issue with the strut assembly. They did not go into detail as to what was wrong with the assembly, but whatever they did it resolved the issue. I took it on the wonderfully bumpy roads of Houston and I didn't hear any sort of creaks, hell I don't really hear many of the bumps.

Hopefully this helps out someone.
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