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unknown squeak

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by RBRONKEMA GHTFD, Feb 2, 2010.


    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Hey guys, a buddy of mine has a 05 silverado 2500HD with the 6.0. When he turns the wheel to either side it squeaks. He just greased the whole front end and it still does it. It does it in four wheel drive and two wheel drive. Any thoughts?
  2. NCat496

    NCat496 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Last time one of my trucks had this problem I replaced the upper and lower ball joints with Moog's. It solved the problem, but it doesnt mean in right so just putting in my 2 cents.
  3. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    X2 on the ball joints. :nod:

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Alrighty guys. We are out plowing right now, and I can hear it squeak from across the lot. I'll let him know once we are done with this place. Anyone else have any idea?
  5. NCat496

    NCat496 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    If you can hear it sqweek from far away I would be checking the u joints possibly. Wish i was plowing right now!

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I don't think its his u-joints. Because it does it in park if you turn the wheel. I'm thinking its his cvc. I looked yesterday afternoon, but didn't find any rips in either boots, on either side of the truck too.

    We got a good 4 inches during the day yesterday. Him and I went out late last night and started to clean things up.
  7. NCat496

    NCat496 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    I just did a cvc in one of my trucks, they are fairly cheap. But the noise coming from there was a gringtin noise when turning though. Also there was no tears in either of my boots either.
  8. Evanbrendel

    Evanbrendel Senior Member
    Messages: 181

    whats a cvc constant velocity something? or am i totally wrong?
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Sure it's a mechanical squeak and not a PS squeak? Of course we can't hear it so the question needs asking.

    Positive he got all 11 grease fittings when he greased it? Guys miss the top one on both the Idler and Pitman arm all the time.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    I can't imagine it's the axles, usually they will grind. Jack up the front and check the ball joints and tie rods. Did you grease the ideler arm???

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    From what I've been told he got all 11 of them. I talked to him earlier and he said he is going to let the grease work itself in and then re-grease everything again. I am not 100% on weather is ps and not mechanical. But I will keep everyone updated.