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Clicking\creaking sound near front tire

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chvyhs, Mar 30, 2001.

  1. chvyhs

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    Clicking\\creaking sound near front tire

    While rolling at 5mph I can hear a clicking\creaking sound comming from the front left side. I can't hear it while traveling fast. I pulled apart my hub and retorqued everthing but that didn't fix it. A neihbor told me it's probably my wheel bearings. Is he right?
     
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    Re: Clicking\\creaking sound near front tire

    To check your wheel bearings, Jack up that side and grab the tire at the top and bottom and see if you can move it. Have a friend near by to get a visual of the back side of the tire to make sure if you have an y movement that it is coming from either the wheel bearings or the ball joints...

    If the tire and brake move only, then your wheel bearings need adjusted. If your tire and everything from the knuckle out moves, then it is your ball joints..

    Do you have manual or auto hubs?? When I had my autos, they used to creak.... Then they quit working...

    Did you check your wheel u-joint? Stick a screwdriver through the joint and the axle and try moving it to see if it has any play in it...


    Try these things...

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    Re: Clicking\\creaking sound near front tire

    Also check the u-joints in the front driveshaft.. Use the same method as above for the wheel joints...

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    Re: Clicking\\creaking sound near front tire

    Thanks for the info. I figured out it was two stripped lug nuts that were next to each other.
     
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    Hmmm.. I never t hough of that. Of course that has never happeed to me... Interesting, ya learn somethign new everyday!

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