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Front End Squeaking.... plz help.

Hey Guys,

I have this front end squeak that has gotten progressively worse over time. It only occurs when i'm going through low speed stuff and I can't seem to figure out where it's coming from.

I have front King coilovers w/ diff drop kit. Had them on the truck for about 4 yrs now with no problems. Also have a 2" bodylift, but dunno if that makes a difference. The squeak has gotten so bad that even when the truck isn't moving, I can step out and shake the cabin and I can hear the squeak. Any ideas of what might cause this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Lifted 5", some Kings, some muds.... who cares, lets wheel.
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Re: Front End Squeaking.... plz help.

I had a squeek for forever on my '99 taco. Found out the front bumper on mine has a little plastic L bracket that holds the metal bits attatched to the plastic valance away from the fender. It progressively got worse and worse, and basically rattled going over bumps.

That was the most odd squeek I've ever found.

Have you had someone else shake it while you stick your head under the truck and follow the noise till you figure out where it's coming from?
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Re: Front End Squeaking.... plz help.

Yeah I have, but it's still tough to disifer where it's coming from exactly. I wanted to say that it was either the UCA bushings, but then a friend of mine suggested the LCA bushings.

I should also mention that before this started I had to replace my CV boots cause they were blown. Dunno if that would have anything to do with it.

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Re: Front End Squeaking.... plz help.

You repacked the CV with fresh grease right?

Anyways, if you think it's coming from the suspension, the way to diagnose the ball joints is jack it up, take the load off the upper joints(jack stands to hold it up, then put the jack under the lower CA and raise it an inch or so), then try to move the ball joints. Usually, not always, but usually any squeeking from the suspension is the upper CA bushings or a ball joint. The lower has a metal sleeve in it(if I remember correctly... but that was also a 2wd, so IDK.....) and doesn't have the tendancy to squeek as the upper CA bushings.

I'ld crank the wheel and stick my ear right up next to the bushings while my buddy is making it squeek.
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