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Old 04-28-2013, 12:53 AM
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So yesterday, I took a trip offroading, and on the way home, I noticed that my front end was squeeking. Was just thinking, okay great, break pads again. This morning I pulled everything apart, put anti squeal all over every metal contact. Still getting it. Checked the wheel bearings, they seem fine. But now, it sounds like a pad indicator hitting a rotor, but it's not as sharp of a noise.Still pretty sharp, but like its just a low noise. Also after driving around for a bit, like 20 miles, you can hear almost like a clicking. It's kinda like when you shove a card in a bicycle wheel, but it seems like its clicking pretty slow. The clicking is occuring in normal driving that i've noticed, and the squeeking only occurs when on the breaks. Ideas?
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front axle u-joints.
with truck on the ground and in 2wd, reach around the tire and grab the inner half of the u-joint/axle and twist it back and forth. should be no movement and no sound. you'll probably hear a familar click click.

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Obvious question: were you in the mud? Maybe you got mud packed in places it should not be...just a thought.
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No mud at all. There was a couple little stream crossings, but I washed everything yesterday
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Ujoint somewhere. Either an axle or one of the driveshafts. Remove the front one and take it for a ride and see if the noise is gone.
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Yeah took it to my mechanic friend this morning, he said the squeeking is most likely coming from the anti vibration clips on the breaks, and the clicking is most likely a ujoint.
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axle ujoints are a interesting experiance, did my passenger side a couple weeks back and ripped a axle seal. just be very careful
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Well. Changed the vibration clips this morning. No change, still squeeking. Any ideas?
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Well. Changed the vibration clips this morning. No change, still squeeking. Any ideas?
Yes, remove the front driveshaft like I already suggested.
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