Jeep: Squeak-Like Sound From Rear Spring Isolator

Jeep: Squeak-Like Sound From Rear Spring Isolator

Models:
2005-‘08 (WK) Grand Cherokee
2006-‘08 (XK) Commander
This bulletin involves the replacement of the upper rear spring isolators, two in total, and orientation of the spring to prevent against reoccurrence.
Symptom/Condition
The customer may experience a squeak-like sound coming from the rear suspension of the vehicle. The squeak will occur most often when the rear of the body and the rear suspension move relative to each other. The squeak sound is typically caused by the misalignment of the rear spring upper pigtail in ­relation to the upper spring seat.
Diagnosis
With the vehicle parked and on a flat surface, rock the rear of the vehicle up and down. If the squeak-like sound occurs at one or more of the two upper rear spring isolators, then perform the repair ­procedure.
Repair Procedure
1. Replace the two upper rear spring isolators. Refer to the detailed repair procedures in TechCONNECT → Service Info Tab → 2 Suspension / Rear / Spring / Removal and Installation.
2. Orient both rear springs such that the upper pigtail end/gaps are facing rearward in the vehicle.
Courtesy of Identifix 

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