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Front End Squeak...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Hayduke, Jul 26, 2001.

  1. Hayduke

    Hayduke 1/2 ton status

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    hey there all,
    i've got a squeaking coming from my front end, i think the pass. side, slow when slowly rolling, fast when at speed, stops when i brake, had the wheels off and the brakes look fine, cleaned 'em up and it's still there......any thoughts?
    thanks.
    peace.
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  2. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    Wheel bearings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. MOABDADC22

    MOABDADC22 1/2 ton status

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    Wheel bearings are heading south..........

    Real four wheelers don't need tools to remove body panels, paint, tail lights..etc.
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  4. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It could also be a dry or seized u-joint(either axle or driveshaft).........



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  5. newyorkin

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    I get this wierd squeak when I'm braking, it goes away when I brake hard. When I did my driver's side balljoints a couple weeks ago, I ripped the indicator off the brake pad the 3rd/last time I had it apart. I had it all apart down to the bare knuckle and back together 3 times, and in the first two re-assembly's the squeal continued. Squeak is now gone from driver's side, still present on passenger side.
    Crappy thing to do to the rotors, but that squeal was making me insane...
    Did you happen to spin the rotor when you were working on the brakes? How it feels can be a good indicator of bearing health before pulling apart the hubs...

    Ratch
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