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Old 01-11-2008
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Front end Squeak

Well I have a annoying squeak I can't figure it out. When I turn the wheel it has a squeak, and when ever I'm just driving the squeak is horriable. never stops.
It sounds like its coming from the left side front.

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could be a ball joint
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I'll check that out. Also it seemed like it started after I went mudding one night. So maybe water or mud got into a joint or bushing?
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Sway bar ends?
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It does sound like its coming from the sway bar. How could I fix that or would I need new bushings?
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me and one of my friends went mudding and his truck started doing that and his was the ball joint
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so I guess the only way to fix that is replace it? cause I know you can't grease them. atleast what I could see.
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I got a sqeak just like that in my left side front. It squeaked for about 3 months and then all of sudden stopped.I have never heard it again knock on wood. Maybe first you should see if it will work itself out.
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FWIW, my sway bar end links broke before they made noise. If any suspension component is making noise up front replace it. Just because it stops doesn't mean its ok.

I waited to about a 120k to replace my ball joints, and they were very loose. To the point of possible falling apart.

If you have 100k or more and never replaced any ball joints. I would start planning and or saving to make that happen. Also for the 4x4 guys wheel bearings don't last much past that either. I spent roughly 600 to do ball joints, tie rod ends, and wheel bearings. I did all labor myself, and I was shocked on how bad the ball joints really were after removing them. On a side note I gained about 1 mpg city after changing wheel bearings. doesnt sound like much but going from 15 to 16 is a big deal too me.
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Yea I probably should check it out, but I have no idea what was making that sound.
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Yea I need to go over that entire truck and check everything, cause I don't know if the guy that owned it did any upkeep to it. I've only had it for 2 months now, and I had to replace the Intake gasket, cause it blew out and coolent went everywhere. and had to replace a u-joint on the rear of the drive shaft. so it probably needs to be checked top to bottom.
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squeaky till warm

my truch makes a chirping squeak when I first start it in the morning but sems to stop after it has been riding after a few minutes
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my truch makes a chirping squeak when I first start it in the morning but sems to stop after it has been riding after a few minutes
Moving or not moving?

Moving, likely brakes.

Not moving belt related noise.
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I'll check that out. Also it seemed like it started after I went mudding one night. So maybe water or mud got into a joint or bushing?
Wheel Bearings. Everytime I go mudding, the wheel bearings degrade like 200 times faster. Remember, you will break more **** with mud than anything else!
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