Tire Squeal

Pittdawg

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Dec 5, 2011
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For sometime now, I have had excessive tire squel when taking turns, even at relatively low speeds. What is the common culprit? Ball joints or a more simple alignment issue? The squel has gotten worse with reduced tread but the tread is not so low as to expect such excessive squel, as far as I can tell at least.
 

The_Roadie

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How many miles? Is the squeal from the front or rear? Are you current on differential oil changes? Do you have the G80 locker in the rear if the noise is coming from the rear?

That said, it's probably a simple alignment issue. When was your last one? Tires properly inflated?
 

Pittdawg

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the roadie said:
How many miles? Is the squeal from the front or rear? Are you current on differential oil changes? Do you have the G80 locker in the rear if the noise is coming from the rear?

That said, it's probably a simple alignment issue. When was your last one? Tires properly inflated?

I bought the car used so I am unsure how many miles on the tires. I have approximately 50k miles total on the vehicle, original differential oil I am guessing and yes I have the G80 locker in the rear but the noise sounds like it is coming from the front. The tires are properly inflated.
 
Feb 24, 2012
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what are your tire pressures?
 

JerryIrons

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Dec 20, 2011
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I have had my tires squeal more as the tread gets lower. Also for me upping the pressure has helped. I'm not sure what it is, but I know it's close to halfway between what is printed on the door, and what the max is on the tire.
 

ElAviator72

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Jan 11, 2012
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Pittdawg said:
I bought the car used so I am unsure how many miles on the tires. I have approximately 50k miles total on the vehicle, original differential oil I am guessing and yes I have the G80 locker in the rear but the noise sounds like it is coming from the front. The tires are properly inflated.

Might be somewhat off topic, but make sure you do the transfer case service (i.e. fluid change) at 50,000 miles. Most shops also service the differentials at the same time. Will save you money down the road :thumbsup:
 

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