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Old 08-08-2011, 04:13 PM
stevebutt16 stevebutt16 is offline
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Default Squeaky Rear End Under Load

Whats up fellas,

last few days ive been noticing a squeak coming from the rear end, but it only happens when the truck is under load (ski doo, quad, etc), cant seem to reproduce the sound otherwise. What could that be? I was thinking a bit of grease on something might take care of it...
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: Squeaky Rear End Under Load

sounds like a u-joint might be dry, if they are the stock u-joints you wont be able to grease them, id drop the drive shaft and check the joints on both ends.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:46 PM
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Default Re: Squeaky Rear End Under Load

yeah, sounds like a u joint
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:58 PM
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Default Re: Squeaky Rear End Under Load

not trying to thread-jack, but how long do you think a u-joint its typically good for? (miles)
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:59 PM
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not trying to thread-jack, but how long do you think a u-joint its typically good for? (miles)
its hard to say, depends on usage and conditions.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: Squeaky Rear End Under Load

ujoint or the leaf/shackle bushings

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not trying to thread-jack, but how long do you think a u-joint its typically good for? (miles)
my stockers lasted until last year
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