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Squeak after truck sits

I have this weird squeak that i get usually when my truck sits after being run.

Example: I'll start it up and put it in Drive. As soon as i let my foot off the brake, there is a squeak (as something is turning - its not a consistent noise). Im pretty sure its not the brakes. It sounds like it is coming from the front DS. Now this squeak only happens for a little while, it is gone by the time my truck has drove down the driveway. It usually happens for 50-100 ft.

My guess would be something to do with the front (or rear?) driveshaft and rust. I'll park it for just a few hours and go to drive it again and i get this squeak that only lasts for a little while (until the rust clears). I need to pinpoint this and stop it from happening, it is getting embarassing.

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hmm doupt it but might be rear u-joints
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The dust seals of 4x4 wheel bearings squeal sometimes.
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The rear u-joints should be ok...They were replaced around 10,000 miles ago.
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I say rust on the rotors.
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I say rust on the rotors.
yup either this or your wear indicator on brake pads
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yup either this or your wear indicator on brake pads
Brakes were just replaced on his truck a few thousand miles ago when we did the SL.
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I say rust on the rotors.

i agree! or in the drums.
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Its not the front rotors - i just checked them out a while ago before i took off and they were clean as a wistle. It might be the rear drums. Stupid *** things - i need rear disk.
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they dont have to show rust to squeak, mine dont.
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Well the squeak happens when im not applying the brakes, just taking off normally.
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mine does it when im not applying them also. they still make contact even if they are not being applied.
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The dust seals of 4x4 wheel bearings squeal sometimes.
I'm leaning towards this one just a little. I just replaced mine but they generally only made the noise when it was freezing or below. I would say it was more of a whistle than a squeal. And it was definately embarassing!
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are you talking about in the front or rear axle?
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Mine did it this last fall when it was 50 degrees and when we had all that rain. It dosent matter what temp.
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my truck does this when theirs lots of snow, super cold weather and i havent driven it in a while

sounds like it came outta the rear for me, but mines not a squeak, its more of a creak than a squeak, i thought mine was suspension, it might be a different noise IDK
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my truck has been doing the same when its really cold out. And normally when I backing out of the driveway... makes this little kind of creeking noise and then goes away.
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Well its not uncommon to have you suspenion creak and squeak in this cold weather.

My issue is it did this BEFORE it was cold out. Im talking last fall when it was 40-50 degrees - we also had ALOT of rain, which contributed to rusting in certain parts, ie. brakes, etc.
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