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Old 05-31-2018, 01:48 PM   #1
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Hi, Just purchased a 2019 Cherokee 234 VFK; have an issue and am looking for advice. When I towed it at slow speeds coming home, I noticed a loud squeak from somewhere behind me. Called the dealer, and was told I should use Silicon on the ball and arms of the sway hitch. ( and never use grease).
I did notice some of the chrome rubbed off the tow ball; any thing to that? What does every body use to lube their system?
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:54 PM   #2
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My dealer rubbers Lukas wheel bearing grease on my ball at purchase.
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:56 AM   #3
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What type of WD hitch do you have?
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:04 AM   #4
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You probably have the Equalizer WDH. Good hitch, but, they do make noise and need to be greased periodically
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:38 PM   #5
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Sqeaky Hitch

It's a Sway Control by Tuff Tow.
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:52 PM   #6
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I would definetly grease up the ball that should make a huge difference.
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:46 PM   #7
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Sqeaky Hitch?

Well, just lubed it and drove around a bit; yes the metal on metal sounds are gone (thank you) but it squeaks alot over speed bumps, driveways. Is that normal? Should I be looking for Zerk fittings?
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I don't believe there are any Zerks. I have the equalizer e4 WD hitch so mine is different from yours. When I get noise from mine I lube the ball and a couple spots where my bars connect to the hitch. Maybee you could try and lube where your bars connect to the hitch.
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:14 PM   #9
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Are you sure it is coming from the hitch? I use lithium grease on the ball or any kind of tube grease just cause it is easier to put on. On the equalizer I use "On The Ball" oil which is a high weight oil made specifically for hitches and levelers.
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:37 PM   #10
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The sounds from the hitch are gone, I think it's the axle area; noisy going over bumps and driveways. Springs maybe need lubricated?
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