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Low speed Squeek help Please

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at low speed there is a squeeking noise coming from somewhere on the powertrain. It takes a couple miles to get warmed up but when it is warmed up its a soft then a little louder squeek like it is coming from something spinning. After you reach the top of 2nd it goes away. it is somewhere from the transmission back i just am not sure if it is something with the brakes or U joints or what. my truck is a shortbed so there is no carrier bearing any thoughts or suggestions?
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have you had any problems with yours? it has 76000 miles it just sounds like a rubber noise like a warped something because of the noise change while driving. I did wash my truck wed and it sat for two days then started making the noise so maybe theres soap or i washed off some grease?
 

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I had that exact same thing a week ago. After about ten miles it would start sqeaking and it turned out to be a knuckle. Every single dodge my family has owned we've had at least one knuckle go out.
 

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hey guys thanks for the help how much did it cost to replace the knuckle...do yall ever have an issue when you put the truck in reverse it starts to go then pops out of gear and you have to put it back in?
 

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What/where's the knuckle? Noticed the same noise on mine tonight. Took a ride on a creeper underneath while my wife idled up the driveway (yeah, I trust her;) and it's coming from where the driveshaft exits the transmission. The rubber boot is dry rotting and squeeking at low rpms........ Is this a failed seal and what does it take to replace?
 

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What/where's the knuckle? Noticed the same noise on mine tonight. Took a ride on a creeper underneath while my wife idled up the driveway (yeah, I trust her;) and it's coming from where the driveshaft exits the transmission. The rubber boot is dry rotting and squeeking at low rpms........ Is this a failed seal and what does it take to replace?
That boot should just be a dust cover, unless its throwing oil all over your under side then I wouldn't worry, take a dab of grease and swipe it around in there if you can.
 

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hey guys thanks for the help how much did it cost to replace the knuckle...do yall ever have an issue when you put the truck in reverse it starts to go then pops out of gear and you have to put it back in?
"Jumps out of Reverse" is in fact an issue we had on some vehicles in 2007 MY. I will post a separate thread on this subject in case others are interested (and for more visibility).
 

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Thanks all for the help, it was the rear U-Joint, got underneath again and realized it was coming from the rear. Now that I have replaced both U-joints (single shaft) I'm parenoid I have a small vibraion from about 50-70 mph. It could very well be from my tires (toyo mt) and there from the git go but I have the "just did my own work jitters" and wonder if I didn't get it back together just right. My marks lined up on the front and rear. Someone asked in another post about where/how to have your driveshaft's balance checked but it never got answered. Anyone know how to check the balance or who can, thanks.
 
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