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Old July 19th, 2012, 05:59 PM
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I have a high pitched squeak coming from the passenger are of my truck. For the longest time I thought it was the passenger seat but I took it out and that didn't stop it. Then I had a friend drive around with the passenger door slightly ajar which made it squeak less but it didnt go away. It is driving me nuts. Mostly that I can't figure out what it is. Here is what I have checked so far.

Passenger seat - replaced the seat frame
locker box under seat. Removed contents and lid. Didn't help.
Greased the door lock and mechanism. Took the door card off and greased everything that could be greased. Didn't help.
Made sure the door top was tight.
Removed the kickpanel, made sure the ECU was tight etc.
Tightened the gutter kit, windshield bolts and made sure my outrigger bolts were all there and tight.
Checked the seatbelts and cage. Nothing. Also removed the grab handle on the dash and looked inside. Nothing seems loose.

I was thinking maybe it was the screens in the dash vents rubbing causing the squeak but I haven't checked yet.

Anyone have an idea. I know these things rattle but this is high pitched, insde the car, and driving me nuts.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 06:35 PM
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sure it's in cabin? LT230 is right there as well. could be a bearing. is it intermittent or constant? does it vary with speed?
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Old July 19th, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Its intermittent. I don't think it is coming from the drivetrain. It sounds like the truck is flexing and something is rubbing. I would think a bearing would be more of a high pitched squeal.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 06:45 PM
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This will sound crazy, but check the rear upper A arm where it goes back to the frame. Had a 90 once that went through several shops ( and $$) and no one could find it. The frame mount had a slight crack, think hairline and it would make the most annoying subtle squeak. It also sounded like it was right next to you while driving and could not be heard from the outside. I highly doubt this is your issue, but I'd take a look. It took 2 days to track it down.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 07:03 PM
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This will sound crazy, but check the rear upper A arm where it goes back to the frame. Had a 90 once that went through several shops ( and $$) and no one could find it. The frame mount had a slight crack, think hairline and it would make the most annoying subtle squeak. It also sounded like it was right next to you while driving and could not be heard from the outside. I highly doubt this is your issue, but I'd take a look. It took 2 days to track it down.
I will check it. This is in front of the gas tank right?

Could the screens be loose and rubbing on the bulkhead?

People laugh but it is making me nuts.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Yes, right in front of the tank.

I don't blame you, I hate when there's a rattle/squeak or any noise that's not supposed to be there.

I think the screens would rattle......but who knows.

Have you had your dash apart/off for any reason?
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Old July 19th, 2012, 07:14 PM
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I haven't had the dash apart. I just looked inside by removing the grab handle.

I will check out under the truck. If it is cracked then what?
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Old July 19th, 2012, 07:20 PM
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It can be welded. But it sucks.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 07:31 PM
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So just went under the truck. Rear a arm on each side looks totally fine. All tight screwed to frame. Nothing looks odd.

Anything else? It sounds like it is in the dash but not sure. fuse box area?
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Old July 19th, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Got a similar right front squeak I believe is suspension related as it most often happens over sharp bumps such as speed bumps. Was driving me nuts trying to isolate as I liberally lubed all right front suspension components with no immediate results. However after about an hours drive the squeak was gone. Unfortunately not sure what the offending part was just the right front suspension. Looking forward to your discovery
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Old July 19th, 2012, 07:51 PM
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I have shaken the truck back and forth and heard nothing.

ONly when moving. Could door seals squeak?

How did you go about lubing everything?
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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:00 PM
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side mirror? or window felt related?
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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:11 PM
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My truck is off road quite a bit and with a 2 inch lift I suspected something shifted enough to cause a high pitched squeak. Definately right front suspension. Just started squirting lube at and in various suspension components from underneath with no success. However after driving for about an hour no more squeak.

------ Follow up post added July 19th, 2012 07:12 PM ------

Also shook it back and forth with no results just seamed to happen over sharp bumps
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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Not window felt. How could it be the mirror?

What lube did you use?

Did it sound like it was in the truck?
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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:40 PM
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I'll check the name with my mechanic in the am
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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:51 PM
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Is it any different with or without a passenger in the seat? I had an annoying squeak that went away with a passenger sitting there (RHD truck). Turned out to be the sliding metal panel that covered the battery box. With a mini sledge I tapped it to make it fit tighter in the "track" then greased it. Problem went away.

***sorry just re-read your first post, you already checked that.

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Old July 19th, 2012, 09:02 PM
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How could it be the mirror?
same way it could be any number of the other random things you've already lubed up. just thinking of things that are metal on metal. Plus you said with the door open it didn't happen (change in air flow). Take a video of it or something - at this point we'll just be naming every piece on your truck.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 09:09 PM
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Well as for the mirror, not sure what would squeak but I can check. The thing about the mirror is I would think it would be muffled coming from outside. It really sounds in the dash,
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Old July 19th, 2012, 10:02 PM
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I had a nasty rattle/squeek coming from the passenger side, but closer to the wing. Turned out to be the bonnet prop rod. When the hood was down and the prop folded, it would squeek. I pulled the pin and stacked a few nylon washers in where it meets the hood and that solved it.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Can you record the sound so we can hear? it might help pinpoint it.
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