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squeak in reverse and slowing down?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mike lane lawn care, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    ok, so my truck has developed a squeak in it while backing up, and while slowing down, but only from 5 MPH to 0 MPH. it's kind of a springy type squeak. what i'm thinking is the following possbilities:

    rear wheel bearings (it's squeaking from the rear end)
    rear brakes rubbing

    any ideas, and what to check for?

    Mike L.
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    Rear Drum Brakes. Someone can correct me, but thats what it sounds like, plus the drums adjust when your in reverse so that could be why they squeak in reverse also.
  3. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    should have mentioned this in the first post, but i have 4 wheel disc brakes
  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    My bet is on the rear u-joint.
  5. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,281

    I will second the rear u-joint. Mine did the same thing and I replaced them, no more squeak
  6. Fairway Land & Lawn

    Fairway Land & Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 129

    Replace both of the u joints. Is there a small "clunk" when shifting from reverse to drive? I will bet that the front most u joint on the rear driveshft is the culprit. They put up with a lot of stress because they are attached to the slip yoke....
  7. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,538

    U joint. I replaced all 3 on my truck, and its good as new.
  8. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    Lube your slip-yoke.

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