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squealing front driver side

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bad andy, May 21, 2003.

  1. bad andy

    bad andy 1/2 ton status

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    hey guys thanks for takin time to read this. a couple days ago it started i noticed it drivin down the highway i only heard it cause the noise was echoing off the concrete wall, now i can hear 30+ mph. again it is on the front driver side, high pitched squealing, not constant all the time. i'm guessing something needs to be lubricated, what do you guys think it is? thanks again for your help
     
  2. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> I think that this is chit-chat, and you'd likely have much better luck if you put this in a tech forum... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font>
     
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    well theres only really a few things it could be, Bearings, Brakes, or somethign is stuck in there like a piece of gravel, rubbing on your wheel or brakes somewhere.... just take it apart and look, May aswell replace the seal and repack/replace the bearings while your at it, If you need to replace bearings, you need to replace the races aswell.
     
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    ok thanks for your input silver. i don't have the tools to do much of any work on my truck /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif, so i guess i'll have my dad take it to his dealer.
     
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    I have heard really really bad u-joints make a squeeking noise. Hey, we are close, Charlotte and Greensboro. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    -Harrison
     
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    Well it could just be a sticking Caliper,very common or it could be a brake hose that isn't letting the fluid go through right /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    front ujoints wont be turning unless hes locked in.
     
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    Hi Andy!

    I have the same problem with my -76 Blazer but the squeeling sound is on the passanger side and only in 4wd.

    If you find out what it is, write a line here. I´m thinking of changing wheelbearing but if it´s something else I´m happy not to do that.

    /Johan
     
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    Or the brake pad could be worn out and is rubbing its wear indicator on the rotor.

    John
     
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    cool, thanks for you input fellas. once i get it fixed i'll let ya'll know what the problem is and how it was fixed /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Johan, if the bearings haven't been repacked or replaced all together in a while, you should go ahead and do them regardless. A wheel bearing is one of the last things you want to fail on the highway. If you don't know how, just do a search since it's been covered many times...
     
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    I know how to do it, and that´s why I don´t want to :-)

    /Johan
     

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