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Old 12-31-2019, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Jun 2007
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Front end squeal

A question for the experts. I just replaced my front hubs at 111,000 miles. I had previously replaced the drivers side 30,000 ago with a napa hub and it already went out so I replaced both with timkens. This cured my loud rumble I had as well as the vertical play in my wheel. Now after I put about 100 miles on the new hubs I have a loud squeal sound coming from the passenger side at slow speeds. It sounds like written pads grinding on the rotors but the pads are newish and looked fine when I replaced the hubs. I hacked the truck up and I have no vertical play in the wheel but I do have a bit of 3 to 9 o'clock play on the passenger side. It may have been there before I replaced the hubs. When I feel the play I notice all the steering components are moving, not just the wheel. I suspect my idler arm or another steering components is bad but why the new squeal? Could the new hub be bad? They both seemed to spin good and be solid before I installed them.

2006 Chevrolet 2500HD 4X4 CCSB 6.6 Duramax LBZ

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