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uh oh why is my wheel skweaking

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MXmastermike, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. MXmastermike

    MXmastermike 1/2 ton status

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    I just had my tires balanced right before talking a 1 and 1/2 hour trip to columbus, and now the front left one skweaks. it makes one tiny skweak each rotation, and sometimes the noise stops. did they put my wheels back on wrong after balancing my tires or something? is this something i should be worried about?

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  2. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    your brakes are probly worn out and that squealing is letting u know that it needs replaced

    Kick It In The Firewall !!
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  3. Thunder

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    Yup. Sounds like the wear indacator on the front brake pads.
    It is a thin piece of metal that comes in contact with the front rotor when the pads start to get thin. It goes squeak, squeak, squeak when you drive down the road.
    You might also want to ckeck that they tightend the lug nuts or any wheel cover bolts down. Some Shops sometimes forget to do those kind of things.

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  4. m j

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    it might be the nut behind the wheel

    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     
  5. EDdaTREE

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    Do NOT drive it until you check that the lug-nuts are tight! I am not kidding! The tire industry is KNOWN for hiring young kids who have no mechanical knowlege....like knowing how to run an air-gun?!

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  6. MXmastermike

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    Ohhhhh ok, thanks a lot for the info. Actually, when i brake hard, it does pull to the right. I know, I know, thats not cool. I'm just glad i haven't had a little kid run out infront of me, I'd probably roll the Jimmy.

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