A couple weeks ago, my daughter told me she could hear a squeaking noise. I couldn't hear it (have high frequency hearing loss), but with the window down I finally did hear it a couple times when it obviously squeaked louder. I turned around and parked the truck, and got under it to see if I could see anything visibly wrong. I didn't, but the noise went away, and I've probably put 500 miles on it since and assumed it was just some dirt that got on a pad.
After hauling two loads of wood yesterday, it is back, and getting worse. If moving straight down the road, it disappeared. Going around a slight sweeping corner to the right (and I do mean slight), it would squeak. If I touch the brakes, it stopped. As of yesterday, it now seems to be squeaking regardless of if I have the brakes applied or not.
1. The truck has seen pretty mild driving, and only a few hard panic brakes. The most work she's seen is hauling wood and other heavy stuff, but probably only a dozen times in 50,000 miles. Does this sound like brakes or a wheel bearing?
2. If it is a wheel bearing, since it is a 4wd, is that covered under the 100,000 mile powertrain warranty? My gut says it isn't, but if it is, I'm taking it straight to the dealer to be fixed.
Thanks for any help!
Edited by ShoddyHog, 20 November 2011 - 01:07 PM.