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Wheels squeek

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JimmyJuneau, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. JimmyJuneau

    JimmyJuneau 1/2 ton status

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    Ok my front wheels squeek. I am able to step on the brake a little bit and still keep the truck moving and the squeek goeas away the brakes are in good conditon along with the rotors do you know whats wrong?

    1985 GMC JIMMY
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    sorry man i don't.

    scott,
    1989 suburban 3/4t 4" lift soon to be rollin on 33s, tbi350
     
  3. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    If stepping on the brake causes it to stop squeaking, you've got a brake issue. Get a bottle of Permatex "disc brake quiet", and lay a coat on the backs of the outboard pads, and a single bead along the inboard pad backs.

    Dos mas Tecates!!!
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  4. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    Couldn't hurt to hit all your lugnuts with a torque wrench and eliminate the possibility of a loose wheel... If you don't know the exact figure for your particular wheels, 80 ft/lbs for steel and 100 ft/lbs for aluminum seems to be a good rule of thumb.

    It's a happy day in Marine Aircraft Group 49... 405 is ALIVE!!
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  5. jimmyjack

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    I go with Pugsley on this one. Sounds like a vibration coming from the pads. Get some "disc brake quiet" Kinda like spray paint or you can smear it on too.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
    Jim
     
  6. RESTORE89

    RESTORE89 1/2 ton status

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    sounds like pad squeak

    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     
  7. '73 K5

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    I'd check the top ears of the outer brake pads...if those ears aren't clamped down real good, then they'll make some noise.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  8. blackdog

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    <font color=black>It's a real long shot, but I had something like this once, and after a week figured out it was just something jammed into the tire tread. Popped it out with a screwdriver, and Voila! Of course, this probably has nothing to do with your problem....

    <font color=black> "Where did all these people come from, and how soon can they leave..."
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