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Old 05-11-2012, 01:45 PM
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Unhappy Troubleshooting a squeaking front end

I've commented on this in the suspension help forum but it's not too active over there. I don't like posting in wrong sections, but this is driving me insane and causing me to fall out of love with my truck. Any advice is appreciated.

I've had a squeak in my front end getting progressively worse. Every little bump or dip in the road seems to cause it, at any speed. Driving down a dirt road is the worst.

The weird thing is I can't seem to replicate it when the truck is parked. I've bounced it both up and down and side to side and not a sound.

The dealer has tried cleaning and greasing it, as well as replacing UCAs, tie rods and bushings. No change.

I'm wondering if my Bilstein 5100s are the issue, perhaps poor install. I hung on to the side mirror while my girlfriend slowly drove it and it seemed like it definitely was coming from the wheel well.
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Weird thing. Washed my truck the other day and I i blasted hot water up into the suspension at all different angles....drove my truck that evening and the squeak was 99% gone. 1 day later and its back to normal.
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I had a squeak that I was chasing for months and had into the dealer several times. Finally I had to tell them I didn't want the truck back until the squeak was gone and even got the owner of the dealership involved. Sounds like you are in a similar situation. It ended up being a torquing issue. If I remember correctly it was the transmission mount bolts that needed to be retorqued. Anyways I would be stern with them and suggest they retorque EVERYTHING under the truck. Keep us all updated
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I had a squeak that I was chasing for months and had into the dealer several times. Finally I had to tell them I didn't want the truck back until the squeak was gone and even got the owner of the dealership involved. Sounds like you are in a similar situation. It ended up being a torquing issue. If I remember correctly it was the transmission mount bolts that needed to be retorqued. Anyways I would be stern with them and suggest they retorque EVERYTHING under the truck. Keep us all updated
I appreciate the reply. I actually located and fixed it (for now). It was the Bilstein 5100 shocks as I suspected.

I got down low and blasted them with hot water from the hose at all angles and then with wd40, then took her on a bumpy drive to work the wd40 in. 3 drives later and no squeaks.

I don't know if this will be permanent. Might happen again as the wd40 wears away or once they get dirty. I made a new thread in here asking about boots/covers for the front shocks to keep the dirt out and lube in. I don't know if the coils will be in the way though.
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hmm i just started having that same problem. i coudlnt tell if it was my rear or front bilsteins, but i'll try your solution. thanks for the help!
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hmm i just started having that same problem. i coudlnt tell if it was my rear or front bilsteins, but i'll try your solution. thanks for the help!
It was great for about 5 or 6 days, but it started to come back a couple days ago and now it's almost as bad as before.

I was able to pinpoint mine to the front by driving in areas where the bumps are spaced out on the road so you could feel the front hit the bump and then the back a second later.

I'm going to keep looking for a perm. fix. Maybe a better lube than wd40. I have another thread in this section asking about the possibility of installing some sort of boot or cover on the front shocks. Would help keep the elements out and the lubricant working.
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I have the same problem and was driving me insane! especially when the windows were up i could hear every little squeak. Took the truck to the dealer and they couldn't figure it out. after a long discussion and a few arguments, they ended up taking apart the front suspension and greasing everything. It's been 2k miles and no squeak... yet. I'm monitoring the situation and hopefully i don't have to do anything drastic. I was thinking of getting a lift kit, so worst case that should fix it if it ever comes back.
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Urethane is squeaky by nature. A dab of oil would likely last a lot longer
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I've had a persistent squeak with both my Wrangler and my Ram, and it turns out the squeaks (for both vehicles) are the anti-sway bar joints. I hit them (top and bottom) with WD40 every few months and no more squeaks!
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