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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2003, 11:35 PM
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Clicking Noise...drivers side front

Hey Everyone

I'm hopiong to confirm my worst assumptions...

I have a 1996 GMC Sierra 4x4 with a 6inch lift on 35 BFG Goodrich Mud Terrains...the truck has 133000 miles

The last two weeks my front brakes starting squealing when almost to a complete stop (very high pitched) after removing the wheel and inspecting the rotor and pads everything looks good...any insight on that would be greatly appreciated...warped rotor?

But...the bigger looming problem

Click, click, clicking coming from the drivers side front end...sounds internal (like bad bearings). Only hear the sound when driving slow or braking. I can actually make it go away or happen by changing the inertia of vehicle...sounds like bearings huh? I'm not going to do the work myself but I want to go into the mechanic with a little fore knowledge as to what is wrong. CV bearings...drive axle? Edumacate me on this...please

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Ross
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2003, 11:49 PM
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Re: Clicking Noise...drivers side front

Mine did that a while back. When I took my wheel of to see what was wrong I noticed it was full of dirt. I just washed it off good and it stopped.
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Did what Big Red

Brake Squeal or the clicking noise...I'm having two different problems...sorry if that was confusing...

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Re: Clicking Noise...drivers side front

Well i just saw the picture of your truck. You have some really wide tires. You might have some kinda suspention problem cause those tires have to be killing those ball joints.
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Re: Clicking Noise...drivers side front

I know...I was afraid of that...BALL JOINTS..damn things can't hold up to anything...I guess thats a consideration too...but there is no lateral play in the wheel when lifted so I kind of ruled that out...

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Re: Clicking Noise...drivers side front

Dude you are putting a ton of load on your ball joints! Why not get some wheels with some back spacing!

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Re: Clicking Noise...drivers side front

Maybe off subject, but those wheels have insanely little backspacing. You will notice front end part lasting lots longer if you get your scrub radius down with a set of wheels with 4" or 4.5" backspacing.

(If you're running a 15" rim instead of 16" you will have to have low backspacing so the wheel will fit, so invest in at least a 16")
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Re: Clicking Noise...drivers side front

Squealing brakes is just glazed rotors/pads. If its actually the pad moving, there is this goo junk you can put on teh back of the pad before you install it that helps for a little while. There are some pads that don't squeak, but i haven't found them yet.
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Holy oversized wheel/tire with very little backspacing batman!!
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Re: Clicking Noise...drivers side front

Thanks for all the suggestions...

Can someone explain backspacing to me a little more indepth...not really sure what that is...the truck is also running 2inch spacers on the rear...and they are aluminum that is not good is it? Won't those crack easy.

What do I need to do to "Backspace"?

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