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Old 10-16-2009, 04:19 PM   #1
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Front end squeak

i Know people ask this alot but i cant get rid of my squeak. I just greased everything in the front end and i spayed my UCA with the dry teflon lube and it still squeaks. It squeaks when im just driving straight, when i turn, when i hit a bump, i mean alll the time. Is there something im missing?
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:51 AM   #2
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My truck did the same thing. I tracked mine down to the upper control arm bushings. What I did was get a needle that you put on the end of a grease gun and poked through that bushing and squirted grease in it until it ran out the side of the bushing. It will only put a small hole in the bushing that will close up when you take the needle out. The squeak may not stop immediately but give it a couple of days to work itself in and it should stop.
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:22 AM   #3
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If they are TC arms, or similar, I have found they are not being greased propperly uppon instalation. The bushings need to have grease rubbed all over them before being installed onto the UCA. Then, about 4 pumps of grease every other day for a week.
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I've got a squeak too, but I'm almost positive its coming from my lower control arms near the crossmember mount.
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:32 PM   #5
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maybe the u joint in that pre runner
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:22 PM   #6
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I think ill try sticking a needle in there so i can grease it. i took my truck to a dealership for a 65K services and they tightened all my bolts but now my rear squeaks like crazy its coming from the bushings ill try doing the same there to.
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My rear was squeaking too and I thought it was coming from the bushings there too but it wasn't. When I got to looking closer I found that it was coming from between the top and middle leaf springs. I was able to spread the springs apart with a screw driver a put some thin sheets of rubber between them. If its not the bushing in the back try this next. Put the sheets at the end of the springs on each side where those thin factory plastic pads are at. Make sure you clean out any dirt or mud that may be between them. I just did this yesterday so I dont know how long that rubber will last. Hopefully for a long time.
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ide say that rubber wont last to long with all the friction between those springs.temp. fix imo.
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yeah i dont think it will last long but it was a quick and easy fix.
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If they are TC arms, or similar, I have found they are not being greased propperly uppon instalation. The bushings need to have grease rubbed all over them before being installed onto the UCA. Then, about 4 pumps of grease every other day for a week.
Mine squeak pretty bad. I have a J&D LT kit which seems very similar to TC's UCA. I only do about 1 pump which makes the grease shoot out the washer like side of the bushing. Should I consider trying a few more pumps and wipe off the extra? About how long do they last?
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Do what I did and sell them and buy Icons ucas. Problem solved! The squeaking nearly drove me insane! (serious!!!)
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Do what I did and sell them and buy Icons ucas. Problem solved! The squeaking nearly drove me insane! (serious!!!)
Lol, Only if it is that easy! Icon doesn't make one for my truck . Until I do race travel so they can be uniballs instead of bushings.
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Mine squeak pretty bad. I have a J&D LT kit which seems very similar to TC's UCA. I only do about 1 pump which makes the grease shoot out the washer like side of the bushing. Should I consider trying a few more pumps and wipe off the extra? About how long do they last?
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