terrible squeak/chirping need help! - DodgeForum.com

Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Ram > 3rd Gen Ram Tech
Log In 

3rd Gen Ram Tech 2002-2008 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 2002 through 2008 Rams Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

terrible squeak/chirping need help!

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-17-2011, 08:22 PM
JDRam JDRam is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2011
Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram 2500
Location: NJ
Posts: 5
The Devostater
Default terrible squeak/chirping need help!

I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 and about 2 weeks ago it started making this squeak that would come and go. about 4 days ago it started and hasn't stopped since, at first I thought it was a belt but I revved it in park and neutral and nothing happened. The squeak then changed into more of a chirp and I noticed it was happening at idle speed in drive I would make the sound every three feet or so I moved, once I get on the gas the sound is at a constant very loud high pitch tone until the pitch gets to high and fades out, my friend told me to try and shake my drive shaft and see if the universals were bad so I checked the back drive shaft and it was solid as a rock but when I checked my front drive shaft it had some play when you tried to turn it so I thought that I had found the problem but my other friend told me that all Dodge front drive shafts have play in them so my question was #1 is that true? #2 can bad universals cause a chirp like that? and #3 is there any other problem that could cause a sound like that to happen? If you need any more info on what it sounds like or when the noise happens just ask. Can't wait to hear from someone thanks
Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 08:49 PM
lxman1's Avatar
lxman1 lxman1 is offline
Site Moderator
Dodge Forum Moderator
Join Date: May 2008
Vehicle: 2008 QC Ram BigHorn Hemi
Location: Louisville, Ky
Posts: 9,259
Send a message via AIM to lxman1

Yes, a bad u-joint will squeak when bad. It only does it when the truck is moving?
2008 RAM 1500 Sunburst Orange BigHorn. 5.7L HEMI
Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 09:16 PM
froy froy is offline
Join Date: Jul 2011
Vehicle: 2009 RAM 1500 SLT
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 75

Ck your brake pads to. some have a tang on them that rubs on roter and gives a chirping sound to let you know they need replacing. sticking caliper will cause pads to go fast and give you the chirping sound.
Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dying or painting interior plastics PAwrestling#1 Detailing 8 10-27-2015 07:49 AM
94 Dodge Sundance woes--newly acquired guppies Dodge Neon 0 09-16-2015 10:45 AM
Death rattle from the rear center of motor marcar1993 1st Gen Dakota 8 09-15-2015 08:25 PM
I overreacted at my oldest daughter tori Off Topic 3 08-26-2015 09:26 PM
Transmission Removal Nickjung 2nd Gen Dakota 1 07-28-2015 04:46 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:13 PM.