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Old 03-15-2019, 06:58 PM   #1
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I started noticing a chirping to high pitched whistle sound in my driver's side front wheel. It usually happens when I make any kind of turn to the right. Sometimes it goes away for awhile, but usually comes back when I turn even slightly to the right. Is this my wheel bearings?
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:16 PM   #2
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is it continuous? i had a chirping noise that would go away when i loaded/unloaded that part of the suspension. turns out i had ever so slightly bent a dust shield and it would make contact and rub under loads. i whacked it with a drift and a hammer through the openings in the wheel and it stopped
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:16 PM   #3
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Possibly. Try jacking it up, rotating the wheel, and listening to see if you can duplicate it.
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:25 PM   #4
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is it continuous? i had a chirping noise that would go away when i loaded/unloaded that part of the suspension. turns out i had ever so slightly bent a dust shield and it would make contact and rub under loads. i whacked it with a drift and a hammer through the openings in the wheel and it stopped
Its intermittent, but it is becoming more regular. I haven't driven the truck but 500 miles in the last year. I use it to move firewood from the stack to the porch up here where I live. I look for those dust shields when I take the wheel off. Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:42 PM   #5
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you can always do what i did and just whack em. i use d a 6in 3/8ths extension and just did it. theres also the outside possibility theres just some little piece of debris rolling around in there.
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If it is 4x4, you can lock the hubs to see if it goes away. But odds are that it's the bushings in your locking hubs that need a little grease.
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