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BuckeyeSRT 01-28-2013 09:01 AM

Bad creak from front end
The last few times I have backed into my driveway (small bump) I am getting this horrible creaking sound. I cant duplicate it by pushing on the front end. Anyone else have/had this?

Scottina06 01-28-2013 10:21 AM

Re: Bad creak from front end
check the could be bad

Justal13 01-28-2013 03:09 PM

Re: Bad creak from front end
Did it just start, or getting progressively worse?

I manage a fleet, and 9 times out of 10 in the winter we can fix strange creaks by bringing them inside to thaw them out. Or we will run them through the carwash 1st, then dry and thaw inside. It has been raining and snowing, temps going from -20 to +40 deg F here for the past few weeks and I am seeing all sorts of water/ice related issues with front ends of cars and trucks in particular (front tire imbalance, brake problems, noises, etc).

Otherwise, take it to your dealer if under warranty and have them check it out.

SlyJeepGuy 06-27-2014 09:24 PM

Re: Bad creak from front end
I was just about to put a thread up about this. I am having the exact same issue. It happens going into my driveway, coming to a complete stop, and accelerating from a stop. I can't duplicate it by pushing on the front either.

I just had eibach springs installed. I am thinking the struts might have been torqued too much. The suspension is tight and doesnt "clunk" so i'm not thinking it's loose.

cjb55 03-12-2016 09:27 AM

Re: Bad creak from front end
late reply, but just had same issue in '15 GJC Summit, dealer found "weak" front differential carrier isolator bushing. replaced it and problem solved.

vr0ck 03-17-2016 02:41 PM

Re: Bad creak from front end
Possible that the front sway bar bushings need a bit of grease. Wife's 11' GC started making a creaking sound going over speed bumps and going in/out the driveway.

Stbentoak 03-18-2016 08:35 AM

Re: Bad creak from front end
Or loose nuts on the sway bars ... That was my problem when they changed my grease leaking CVT joints early on... Weren't reassembled properly......

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BuckeyeSRT 03-20-2017 05:04 AM

Re: Bad creak from front end
Mine was intermittent so hard to chase but this weekend it started creaking bad. I'm going to order new sway bar links to start.

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