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Front Driver Sides Squeaks like a Son of ..........

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by Whiterado, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Whiterado

    Whiterado New Member

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    Hey Guys,
    So i am dumbfounded....... Last week i put on some new rims on my truck. 22 inch 6 x 5.5. No problems really up until a couple days ago. I started to get a squeak when i was driving. Not too loud but could definately hear it. Over the past two days it has gotten considerably worse. It is sooo loud, louder than my exhaust !!! I want people to look at my truck but not because of the sound it makes.

    What do you guys think it might be? Rock stuck somewhere? Gets louder when i brake but even when im just driving its still squeaking. What do you guys think?
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  2. 98Hotrod98

    98Hotrod98 New Member

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    What truck you got? year,model, 4x4 ?
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  3. Whiterado

    Whiterado New Member

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    2008 Silverado 4x4
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  4. stephan

    stephan New Member

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    Could be a rock stuck in the brake caliper since it sounds louder when you apply the brakes, but I would definitely re-check the wheel torque since this started right after you installed the new wheels. I would also check for interference between the wheels & body & suspension parts since the wheels are larger
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  5. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer New Member

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    X2, retorque the wheels with a TORQUE WRENCH.
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  6. stephan

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    Torque wrench? That's one of those big air guns the tire stores use to ram the lug nuts on, isn't it? :)
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    silveradotrailblazer New Member

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    stephan, thats why I don't take my truck to a tire store, I just take the wheels to have new tires mounted. When I was a SnapOn dealer some of the things I saw was just plain scary.
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    yep 10-4. I always mount my own tires too. Every time I see a thread like this it reminds me of Tennessee Griz & how the tire store rammed his wheels on with an impact wrench & warped his brake drums. It happens a lot & the tires stores just don't know any better
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