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Squeaking Noise on the front left tire

Alright, let me start this off by saying I'm a dummy. Now the story of why I'm one. So we have a big get together on certain nights with a bunch of trucks down at a boat ramp and we have the 'ruts'. So I'm riding in them tonight, just like anyother night when I run into a huge dip with water in it. I make it out fine and I'm not to worried about it until I drive back on the concrete. Now whenever I make a turn, especially to the right, my left front tire squeaks like a *****. I'm sure someone can trouble shoot this, so someone please tell me it's not a big deal. The trucks 4x4 just in case that matters. Also not sure if this is related but I just had a ton of air taken out to drive on sand and haven't put the air back in.
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Time to re-grease the inner and outer wheel bearings along with the spindle bearings.Pick up new wheel seals before you start and change them also.

edit : Do both sides , not just the left.
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Ok and is this safe to drive for just a day? I got to get to an appointment and have no other transportation
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ya im pretty sure it will be alright to drive... i mean hell i drove around on a wheel bearing/assembly that wasnt there.. that was suppose to be.. haha...
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The 1998+ trucks have permanently sealed hub assemblies, cannot repack like the old days. Does the squeek change with speed? If so, it is with the hub or halfshafts, possibly in the brakes? If not, does it happen with bumps? Could be ball joints or tie rod end.
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Good news for now, I completely washed all the mud off of everything and drove around, at first for like the 5 seconds of pulling out of my driveway it squeaked. So I start driving and it's completely gone now. Went on the interstate and that seemed to clear it up
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Good to hear that the squeeking is gone, maybe you had mud or rocks in the dust shield for the brakes... I've had that happen before.
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Anytime you mobb through water on a frequent basis, you need to check your wheel bearings.
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Good to hear that the squeeking is gone, maybe you had mud or rocks in the dust shield for the brakes... I've had that happen before.
why i dont have dust shields front or rear.
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why i dont have dust shields front or rear.
Maybe they're not dust shields... that's just what I was told when I got crap stuck behind my brakes. Maybe I should go out and buy some blinker fluid and muffler bearings right away.
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