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Old 11-22-2009, 06:23 PM
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Got a squeak somewhere in the front wheel suspension. My bro thought maybe it was dry u-joints. Didnt see anything other than driveshaft u-joints in my Chiltons book.
Immediatly after taking off from a stop, I hear a squeak that gets faster as the truck moves faster. It sounds louder when I`m giving it gas and quieter when I`m rolling to a stop.
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I`ll see if I can get a sound bite from my mobile phone sometime soon and post a link here.
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I'd suspect a front wheel bearing or a front brake that is dragging.
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Got a squeak somewhere in the front wheel suspension. My bro thought maybe it was dry u-joints. Didnt see anything other than driveshaft u-joints in my Chiltons book.
Immediatly after taking off from a stop, I hear a squeak that gets faster as the truck moves faster. It sounds louder when I`m giving it gas and quieter when I`m rolling to a stop.
Any adeas?
I`ll see if I can get a sound bite from my mobile phone sometime soon and post a link here.
you have u-joints in the axel by the wheels...could be balljoints have someone get under the truck and bounce it
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Checking the temp of the u joints with an infared gun is a good way to find a dry u joint without pulling the axles or driveshafts out. Each cap should be withing a few degrees of each other. A higher temp on the caps indicates a lack of lubrication. Also check your backing plates for debris that might be trapped between it and the brake rotor.
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