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Noise while traveling in reverse

As soon as you begin moving in reverse a sqeeky sounds starts, it sounds almost like a spring retracting, without lubrication. As long as you're moving the sound continues, when you stop the sound stops too.

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Kept researching until I found something that made sense.

Thanks though.

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