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Old 02-26-2011, 09:50 PM
mudrider1322 mudrider1322 is offline
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Default Squeaking Front End??

So I put some wheel spacers on my truck around december and ever since I have heard a consistent squeaking noise in the front end. At first I though it was caused by the truck having a new stance and that it would go away after driving it for a while but it is still happening and I want to try to stop it because it is pretty annoying. It happens all the time while driving and usually the slightest bump will make it squeak. Im hoping its a matter of just greasing up some joints or something, any ideas on what it could be?
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:59 PM
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Default Re: Squeaking Front End??

That's strange. My truck does the same thing, only on one side though, and I don't have any spacers installed. Hmmm.
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:02 AM
sheltonfilms sheltonfilms is offline
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Default Re: Squeaking Front End??

Ball Joints most likely. All four of mine went out at 50,000 miles. The factory ones dont have grease fittings. Aftermarket ones like Moog (the ones I have) come with the fittings and are lifetime warrantied.
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:28 PM
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Default Re: Squeaking Front End??

Take off you sway bar mounts just in front between the wheels (only mounts not the whole sway bar), cover the bushings gererously in silicone grease/lube and then re attach the bushings and bolt down the mounts. 9 time out of 10 thats the biggest complaint/fix I get for front end squeeks.
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