Jump to content
  • Sign up for FREE! Become a GM-Trucks.com Member Today!

    In 20 seconds you can become part of the worlds largest and oldest community discussing General Motors, Chevrolet and GMC branded pickups, crossovers, and SUVs. From buying research to owner support, join 1.5 MILLION GM Truck Enthusiasts every month who use GM-Trucks.com as a daily part of their ownership experience. 

Recommended Posts

about a week ago I started hearing a squeak coming from my front drivers side wheel well when turning the wheel and going over small bumps in the road at semi low speeds. took it in to the dealer and they took a look at it and determined that it was the upper control arm and ordered a new one and replaced it. I pull into work today with the windows down and pull in to my parking spot and I hear the same squeak.

 

 

anyone else experiencing this squeak and have any idea what it is?

 

 

Thanks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Doubt it's what I had but worth a shot. Do you have auto 4wd on? If I have auto 4wd or 4hi i get a squeal from front driver side footwell area. Apparently there is a bulletin that it is normal

Link to post
Share on other sites

My front left ball joint failed and was squeaking. I'm almost certain yours has too

 

***Edit*** My lower control arm ball joint. The dealer put the truck on a lift BC they couldn't duplicate the noise initially and I hung on the tow hooks and jumped up and down. Sure enough it was the lower ball joint. I thought it was the strut bushing where it mounts to the lower A arm but I was wrong.

Edited by 20Bowtie14
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

My front left ball joint failed and was squeaking. I'm almost certain yours has too

 

***Edit*** My lower control arm ball joint. The dealer put the truck on a lift BC they couldn't duplicate the noise initially and I hung on the tow hooks and jumped up and down. Sure enough it was the lower ball joint. I thought it was the strut bushing where it mounts to the lower A arm but I was wrong.

Yeah they came to that conclusion yesterday. so they're replacing it. they also mentioned that since I have a 2.5 inch level in the front from rough country that the level made it wear out faster which I kinda believe but kinda don't but all is good. If it happens again I might just find some type of offroad or heavier duty control arms.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 months later...

Yeah they came to that conclusion yesterday. so they're replacing it. they also mentioned that since I have a 2.5 inch level in the front from rough country that the level made it wear out faster which I kinda believe but kinda don't but all is good. If it happens again I might just find some type of offroad or heavier duty control arms.

 

I'm having the same exact issue with my truck, but its coming from my passenger side. I drove my truck around my neighborhood for about 30 minutes to try to figure out what it was. I came to conclusion that it was only happening when I make left turns and hitting small bumps with the right side of my truck. Changing the lower control arm ball joint fix the problem?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Dealer told me its normal that there was a 14 with the 5.3 that squeaks just like mine. Well both trucks have problems then I never saw him drive the other truck. I can make mine chirp on demand by pressing the throttle and letting off. It also chirps when the compressor kicks on for the A/C. I thought its the belt tensioner dealer said nope its normal for my new truck to squeak. Funny every other truck that I drove while on loan the problem didn't occur. Going to the dealer on Thursday. AGAIN!!!!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a noise coming from my passenger front wheel. Service department replaced the shock absorber and "spring or other shock mounting parts" to correct it. 2014 Sierra 8kmiles.

 

Edited by wsk3
Link to post
Share on other sites

Dealer told me its normal that there was a 14 with the 5.3 that squeaks just like mine. Well both trucks have problems then I never saw him drive the other truck. I can make mine chirp on demand by pressing the throttle and letting off. It also chirps when the compressor kicks on for the A/C. I thought its the belt tensioner dealer said nope its normal for my new truck to squeak. Funny every other truck that I drove while on loan the problem didn't occur. Going to the dealer on Thursday. AGAIN!!!!!

Let me know what they say. I have had my 14 in for same chirp, which only happens after easing off throttle a bit, then accelerating back again. They said it was the water pump ( s.m.h. ) well they replaced the water pump and it still didn't go away. I believe it might be a crack in the exhaust shield or a motor mount. as it only chirps upon loading the drivetrain. Never chirps or squeaks on hard acceleration, just when you ease off throttle once a speed, then when you accelerate. Hoping to get back to dealership next week to try again and inquire about what i feel might be causing it.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Let me know what they say. I have had my 14 in for same chirp, which only happens after easing off throttle a bit, then accelerating back again. They said it was the water pump ( s.m.h. ) well they replaced the water pump and it still didn't go away. I believe it might be a crack in the exhaust shield or a motor mount. as it only chirps upon loading the drivetrain. Never chirps or squeaks on hard acceleration, just when you ease off throttle once a speed, then when you accelerate. Hoping to get back to dealership next week to try again and inquire about what i feel might be causing it.

I have the same problem on my 14. Driving me crazy.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Similar Content

    • By Justin35594
      I've been experiencing a issue involving height related to torsion bars on my 1999 GMC Sierra. I am having trouble determining if it is the driver side torsion bar, or perhaps the driver side lower control arm being worn where the torsion bars sits in it. This issue is non-existent on the passenger side. On the driver side, I removed the torsion bar for some other work I was doing and when I re-installed it in the lower control arm, I noticed the keys were positioned differently literally every way I turned the bar or tilted the lower control arm on the driver side. The keys are the same but on the driver side the torsion key seems to sit lower than the passenger side when installing it making the driver side higher which in turn makes the lower control arm sit lower. This is causing far too much camber on the driver side making turn radius on that side a little sketchy. It is also making my lower control arm make contact with the steering knuckle. The ball joints are all new. Could this be a worn lower control arm, or possibly the torsion bar on the driver side alone? Is there a fix to correct the issue? If anyone has experienced this or can make better sense of it please let me know!
    • By Dec Rosu
      Hello all,
      I have a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 4WD and I would like to install some Timbren bumper stops. On their website there are 3 different kits for the rear:
      1. Regular Suspension
      2. Magnetic Ride suspension and,
      3. Adaptive Suspension 
      I came across an article stating that the my truck has the Magnetic Ride suspension but I need someone to confirm the fact. Also if anyone else installed these kind of bumpers can you please share the part number that would fit to this specific model of GMC?
      Thank you. 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    • By Cervi2015
      Looking for some information, I bought a 2004 2500hd 6.0l and wanting to clean it up, new fluids, ignition stuff, shocks and a few others. I started looking into shocks and bilsteins which led me to trying to figure out if any modifications to the level of my truck has been done. its a 2wd and already sits fairly level, I haven't actually measured it but just looking it its not far off. The keys look to be untouched so I don't think they leveled it that way, one question I did have is the rear shackles. It has them, did they come stock with shackles??? Any other way besides jacking up the front with torsion bars or lowering with shackles that leveling can be done? 
    • By HOSTILE15K
      What's up everyone, I am new to the truck scene and in need of some help. I own a 2015 Silverado LT / RWD and have plans to make it into a somewhat of a pre runner. The question I have is, I am looking for some good suspension to be able to fit some 37" tires. I am currently running Pro Comp 8" lift kit (not too specific as truck came that way) but I am looking for something better as the ride is to stiff for my liking and also looking for something lower for that pre-runner look. 
       
      Thanks and hopefully I can get some help from you veterans!
    • By Z71will
      Currently have factory ranchos on my 2017 z71, have been thinking about upgrading to the fox 2.0 rear shocks. Has anyone had these shocks or have them? Are they worth the money over another set of ranchos or blistens?
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Forum Statistics

    234,579
    Total Topics
    2,494,334
    Total Posts
  • Member Statistics

    257,997
    Total Members
    8,960
    Most Online
    Kevo B
    Newest Member
    Kevo B
    Joined
  • Who's Online   24 Members, 0 Anonymous, 2,236 Guests (See full list)



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.