1971 Ford Bronco chirping from right side

Tiny
MMCDONNELL
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  • 1971 FORD BRONCO
  • 5.8L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 72,000 MILES
As I drive a chirping sound comes and goes. Sounds like from right side. The sound is not at a constant level but rather increases and decreases when at a normal driving speed in town around 40-45 mph. Similar to a cricket chirping. In the past year added new front Warn hubs when upgraded to front disc brakes, and had front and rear drive shafts rebuilt and new right front ball joints. This sound started a number of months after the upgrades were completed
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Monday, February 23rd, 2015 AT 9:34 AM

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Tiny
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Check for something hitting rotors or rust. Also check axles in front
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Monday, February 23rd, 2015 AT 9:40 AM
Tiny
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I KNOW YOU MENTIONED THE DRIVESHAFTS

IN THE PAST, WHEN I LET MY "U-JOINTS", GO (CRAPPY MAINTENANCE ON MY PART)

I FOUND THAT WHEN I LET OFF THE GAS, THEY WOULD CHIRP

TOOK ME A WHILE TO FIGURE IT OUT, AS I DID NOT SENSE ANY VIBRATION, AND THEY WERE NOT COMPLETELY SHOT (BUT GETTING THERE)

ANOTHER GOODIE IS WHEN ONE OF THE LITTLE RUBBER "HOOD BUMPERS" BROKE OFF AND DISAPPEARED (THE HOOD RESTS ON FOUR OF 'EM ACROSS THE TOP OF THE GRILL ON MY JEEP) THIS ALLOWED THE EDGE OF MY HOOD TO BARELY CONTACT THE FENDER. THIS EVER SO SLIGHT METAL ON METAL RUBBING WHILE THE JEEP MOVED (IDLING OR DRIVING), IT WAS ANNOYING BUT NOT LOUD AS CRAP!
I ALMOST GOT USED TO IT, IT ONLY BOTHERED ME WHEN THE RADIO WAS OFF/ NOTHING ON MY MIND/ I WOULD GET "LOCKED IN ON IT". I FINALLY TOOK THE TIME TO FIGURE IT OUT!

IF NOTHING ELSE

TAKE IN ACCOUNT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE COCKPIT, AS WELL AS CONDITIONS HAPPENING OUTSIDE

OTHER WAYS TO FIND IT MIGHT BE TO TAPE STUFF OFF W/ PAINTERS TAPE, OR EVEN RUN A RATCHET STRAP SNUGLY AROUND YOUR BED SQUEEZING IN ON THE POSSIBLE FLOPPY EDGES OF YOUR WHEEL WELL OPENINGS

THE MEDIC
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Monday, February 23rd, 2015 AT 6:45 PM
Tiny
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I had both drive shafts rebuilt about 4k ago, and my hood is fiberglass with snug fitting pin set up and hydrolic hood lifts. I also installed a new disc brake system on the fronts the same time I did the drive shafts. The noise sounds like it is coming from the right front so I have a good feeling probably the right front caliper. Thanks though for the thoughts. I like this site for future references for sure. A good discovery in itself
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Monday, February 23rd, 2015 AT 9:12 PM

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