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What will cause a squeaking/squealing noise from the front driver side wheel in my truck?

I have a 1996 f250. The brake pads are fairly new and so i suspected it would be the wheel bearing so I replaced that a few days ago and my truck still squeaks. What else could cause it to squeak?

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waldorff

When does it squeal? All the time or just turning corners or when breaking?
If it starts squeaking when you're breaking, then brake pads or rotor or anti-rattle springs.
If it squeaks all the time, could be a ball joint, CV joint, loose or distorted rotor, loose or distorted wheel, maybe, maybe tread separation.

If it squeaks when going around corners, wheel bearing or CV joint most likely.

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When I drive the skweaking on and off, more often it does squeak. and when I turn at a certain angle it will squeak.
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And I already replaced that wheel bearing and do 2 wheel drives have cv joints?
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I also just rotated the tires too. Lol. Not sure if this helps the diagnosis. haha
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Yes, if the two front wheels are driven, they have two CV joints each, one inboard, one outboard.

The inboards don't usually cause a problem, but you might have an issue with the outboard one.

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Ok ill look into it. Thanks! I appreciate it.
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It doesn't matter if your truck has new brake pads. If you changed the pads and did not turn the rotor, your brakes will still squeal. Also, if you use the cheapest brake pads, they will squeal also.

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It dosent squeal when I brake. It sweaks when I drive.
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Their is still pressure from the brake pads touching the rotors and it still can squeal. Take your garden hose and squirt it threw your wheel and on the back side under the truck where the squeak is. Wash off all the dirt and grim and see if that take car of it. Can be just dirt brake pads and rotors. But if not, it can be the cv shaft lost its grease (While your under their cleaning see if the boot is cur or ripped on the axle).
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the squeaking actually stops when I break.
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Can be the rotors. Clean it all off. See what happens
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Cool thanks!
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Mystic is right but if its 4 wheel drive you could have a dried up cv joint in your axle that needs replaced. Alot of times you hear squeaking its a sign that what once was in good shape and well lubricated isnt anymore.

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Its not a 4x4.
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