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My Silverado is creeking and sqeaking – why?

Submitted on 2012/02/17 at 8:40 pm
I have an 08 silverado. i had installed a 3-6 kit about a year ago. i now have a problem with the front end of the suspension “creeking” and “grinding” real bad going over bumps or pulling out of drive thru’s. what could this possibly be and what do i do to stop it? i also will put that i do baby this truck and have no idea how this has came along…


Submitted on 2012/02/18 at 12:09 pm | In reply to Kyle.

Sounds like you need a little lubrication! The “creeking and grinding” is probably both dry ball joints and dry pivot bushings. Ball joints that go dry make awful grinding and popping sounds, so get some grease in there and it will become quiet. The pivot bushings are made from urethane, a great durable tuff material that squeaks to high heaven when its dry, or overtightened! I would recommend a teflon grease or “neverseeze” as a good lubricant for the pivot bushings and be-careful not to over tighten them. Anything past snug where there is no slop or lateral movement is to much. Also be sure to use “locktite” on the bolt and nut so you don’t have to worry you haven’t tightened the nut enough!

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