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Old 09-06-2009
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squicking noise in my rear

Every time i hit a bump or something the back of my truck squick's real bad. Is it most likely my shocks or my leftsprings going out?
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could be bushings or leafs or shocks
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Squicking is actually a huge problem with rangers.. when your pinion angle of the rear flange is off by 10 degrees or more, it tends to create a squick in between the tire and the rotary beads - Usually you have to rebalance the alternator pulley when you start hearing this - it will help your flange rotate properly to avoid the squick.






































Actually, its probably your leaf springs - take a pressure hose or something and get any dirt out in between the leaves of them - over time they wear through and the bushings start causing lots an lots of "squeeking" sounds every tiem you hit a bump. Buy a set of bushings, pop off one side of the leaf springs at a time when your truck is jacked off and replace them - should work like a charm :-D
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I would also check the shocks out. I know my shocks are pretty rusty up front, and I can hear them each time I hit a bump.
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okay will cleaning them remove the squicking or do i have to replace the bushing before the squicking goes away
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Sounds like you need to lube your rear end.
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I am sorry, but the title of this thread brought out the naughty part of my brain, and I am rolling on the floor right now.

But regardless of that, wowmike is probably right. Probably some gunk causing that squeaking in your rear. Clean it out, and I bet your rear will stop squeaking.
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okay cool thats an easy fix
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I powerwashed it today and it made a big difference the squeeking is pretty much gone. Thanks for the great ideas guys
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Squicking is actually a huge problem with rangers.. when your pinion angle of the rear flange is off by 10 degrees or more, it tends to create a squick in between the tire and the rotary beads - Usually you have to rebalance the alternator pulley when you start hearing this - it will help your flange rotate properly to avoid the squick.











hahahaha I may have to try that next time
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your truck is jacked off and replace them
Man you must really love your truck
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I powerwashed it today and it made a big difference the squeeking is pretty much gone. Thanks for the great ideas guys
Not a problem buddy! Anything to help out a fellow squicker! :-D




Most squeeks are caused by dirt/bearings/bushings on a vehicle.. if it squeeks, take a powerwasher to it - if that doesnt work, check the bushing/bearings.. shocks only really go bad when you can tell they arent working.. bottoming out, having a really bouncy ride and such..


Hope you can get em all gone! =)
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I am sorry, but the title of this thread brought out the naughty part of my brain, and I am rolling on the floor right now.

But regardless of that, wowmike is probably right. Probably some gunk causing that squeaking in your rear. Clean it out, and I bet your rear will stop squeaking.
Man our minds must be in the same gutter.
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I am sorry, but the title of this thread brought out the naughty part of my brain, and I am rolling on the floor right now.

But regardless of that, wowmike is probably right. Probably some gunk causing that squeaking in your rear. Clean it out, and I bet your rear will stop squeaking.
Man our minds must be in the same gutter.

And to the OP, try using a little less lube next time. That squicking can make for an awkward conversation when your folks hear it.
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