June 22, 2009Time for another game of name that squeal! This morning I left for work and noticed a HORRIBLE squeaking noise coming from the rear end. It only squeals when accelerating from a stop to about 20 mph and then stops and it only does it sometimes. Normally I would try and pin point it down myself, but I''m at work right now and my work schedule is so hectic, that I don''t have the time to do it. The squeal is driving me NUTS! Anything would be appreciated.
Forums : Silverado (c/k) (1999 - 2006) : Help Solve This Squeak (1350 Views)
June 22, 2009one of two guess''s either the u-joint, *or* the leaf springs they have little plastic bushings that do that from time to time..
June 22, 2009I thought it would be the U-Joint as well and doused it with WD-40 yesterday. Didn''t do a thing to it. Squeaks even worse now.
June 22, 2009I thought that maybe it was a leaf spring. Mine started doing this and it continued for about 2 months. I was just about to try and hunt it down and it stopped. You could try to shoot some WD40 between the spring leafs and on the brackets to see if that helps.
June 22, 2009Hmmm.... Thanks. I''ll try that after I get out of work.
June 22, 2009*or* use small amount of bearing grease.... thats what i used on mine before i put bags on.
June 22, 2009I sprayed everything that moves under there! It fixed the squeak for now at least. I''m not sure exactly which one it was, but it resolved the squeak. Grease was already planned, just have to find the time to grab some. I carry WD-40 in bulk in my truck! lol.
September 5, 2015I have a similar issue (2010 4WD Sierra 1500) and it`s definitely coming from the driver`s side front suspension. I used White-lithium grease on the a-arm bushings, sway bar bushings, tie rod bushings, upper and lower shock bushing, and greased the tie-rods and a-arms. Still squeaks when I pull down on the fender when the hood is open. Any idea what it might be? Almost seems like its the spring on the front...