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rear end squeak
« on: January 07, 2010, 03:25:34 PM »
alright im new to this forum and i have a problem i have an 02 gt with a 3.73 rear end after it has sat not runing for a while i hop in and drive for about three miles then a squeel comes from the rear end. the squeel matches the wheel speed. i just replaced all the brakes need some input did a search with no results thanks.

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 04:00:35 PM »
Most likely a wheel bearing has gone south on you, or you have a brake pad dragging.  Take the wheel off on the side where the squeal is coming from, and see if the pad is stuck.  If not, then suspicion the bearing. 

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 05:10:19 PM »
thanks for the reply. all the rotors and pads are brand new. all the caliper pins were greased at the time. the front hub bearings seem like they are in good shape. any other ideas?

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 06:08:55 PM »
You have a bearing that goes into the housing shaft that sometimes gets dry and squeaks.   If it was mine, I would take it into a shop that specializes in brakes and rear ends. 

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 06:12:37 PM »
thanks for the reply. Which bearing are you talking about? The one in the rear end itself or the tail shaft on the transmission?

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010, 06:24:09 PM »
I'm talking about the rear wheel bearing on the side that squeaks. 

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010, 06:49:45 PM »
Is it a squeak or a squeal?

If its a squeal its your gears gone bad. I have the same problem, soon to upgrade to from a 3.73 to a 4.10

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 11:22:20 AM »
The sound is really weird. It only does it about 3 or 4 miles after you first start driving the car. It starts out real quiet and then gradually speeds up and get louder. It only lasts about 15 seconds and then stops. It won't do it again until the car cools down for a while. I can not really tell if it is coming from the front or rear. It actually sounds like it is coming from the middle of the car. Like I said, it's just weird.

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2010, 03:35:28 PM »
If it's coming from the middle of the car, it could be a U-joint that needs greasing or replacing.  If you have a grease gun, crawl under there and grease the U-joints if they have zerks.   

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2010, 12:01:09 PM »
I have already replaced both u-joints that are on the drive shaft as well. Anything else?????

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2010, 10:52:29 PM »
I still think you have a wheel bearing going south,  Take your Mustang to a brake and rear end specialist to decifer the problem. 

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2010, 06:04:16 PM »
That is deffinitely my next project. I plan on rebuilding the entire rear end next week. All new bearings and seals throughout.

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2010, 06:23:33 PM »
There ya' go.  Wise choice. 

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2010, 08:24:41 AM »
Before you take it to someone, spend a little time yourself and just do some investigation by taking the wheels off and looking at each rotor/caliper.  It could be something very simple like a rock or brake wear tab.
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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2010, 12:18:19 PM »
For me any time a rear wheel bearing has gone out it has started of as a click click which matches your driving speed. Then then next sign is a oil leak  on  the inside of your rear wheel.  A would think a squeak would be something rubbing.  :-\

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Re: rear end squeak
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2010, 12:46:59 PM »
After thinking about this .. Do you have a way to get your hands on a temperature laser gun. Take your car out run it for a while (Not to long just to get things warmed up) then take the gun and look for the hot spot. I have found bad bearing and pulleys rubbing doing this on my combines. Should work for find your  problem too if it is a rubbing problem or if something is dragging or bearing.

 

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