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Old 04-22-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Squeak when turning

When I turn left or right I get a pulsating squeak in the front end. Any ideas?

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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tires rubbing on your frame? My guess

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:35 PM   #3
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Axle u-joint? To check, spray the u-joint with a lubricant or WD-40, if the noise goes away, then that's the culprit.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #4
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IslandTJ : would pb blaster work?
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:05 PM   #5
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X2 on it likely being a bad u-joint on the left or right axle shaft. Spraying the u-joint with a lubricant like PB Blaster etc. would only serve as a temporary possible confirmation of the bad u-joint. Even if spraying the u-joint works to eliminate the squeek, consider that a short-lived temporary fix until the offending u-joint can be replaced.

A superb direct-replacement u-joint upgrade for the Spicer 5-297x the factory installed would be the stronger & more durable Spicer 5-760x.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:13 PM   #6
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Is the sqeak, per chance, coming from a human female in the front seat?

If so, the problem could be excessive velocity in your directional alteration.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:33 PM   #7
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Thanks alot, I'll check that! What happens if a U joint is bad and is not replaced right away?
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #8
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Worst case scenario would be the ujoint breaking and taking out axle shafts with it. Driving on pavement that is less likely, It would be in an off roading situation I would worry about the breaking being possible.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:44 PM   #9
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I usually tell the passenger to be quiet...then the squeak goes away. ;-)

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