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Squeaking front end

The front end squeaks like the Devil, 120,000 miles, front end fells tight no excess tire wear. Very noisey when you turn the whell. Help

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  • 116mmb Mar 01, 2009

    what are grease certs?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    squeak in front end

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You need to have the gease certs greased...there are several of them and they need to be packed with grease

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

  • Ronnie Houston Mar 01, 2009

    they are little nipples on the bottom of the truck where you insert grease...you have to have a grease gun to do it...they only cost a few dollars and im sure the people at the auto parts store can show you where some of them are located.

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