Squeaking/Chirping while driving

The truck has started to make a very loud Squeak/Chirp only while driving 25mph or over. It sounds like its coming from the passenger side. It is very loud and cyclical, it is not constant. It only occurs while driving after 5-10 minutes, it does not happen when idling. When I pulled over the first time there was a low grinding noise. When I took it out again, the grinding did not occur, only the squeak.

My car has 139000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Some of the most common causes of the symptom you described are a stretched serpentine belt, a dried out idler pulley, or a dried out tensioner pulley. I would recommend enlisting in the assistance of a qualified professional to use a mechanic’s stethoscope to locate the noise. Once the noise has been located, I would recommend replacing the part that is causing the noise. Consider YourMechanic for this inspection as it can be completed from your home or office.

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Failing Water Pump Pulley: The most common cause of squealing or squeaking from the timing belt cover is the water pump pulley. If the bearings in the pulley are beginning to fail, they will make noise. Eventually, they`ll seize and the water pump will no longer operate, causing your engine to overheat.
A creaking sound when turning your steering wheel may be nothing more than a sign that your suspension system needs lubrication, but it may be a sign of something more serious, including tie rod damage, power steering rack damage, or a failing strut/shock.
Squeaking in the front suspension is usually caused by worn, dry, or unlubricated suspension bushings or components. If the noise is coming from a control arm bushing it may be possible that the bushing just needs to be greased or lubricated.
Some common causes for squeaking include faulty serpentine belts, power steering systems, brake pads, or suspension. Although you may ignore the noise, it`s counterintuitive as it indicates a problem with your vehicle. Leave it unattended for too long, and you may have a bunch of expensive repairs on your hands.
The suspension system absorbs the shocks and vibrations from bumps, potholes and other defects on the road. It normally provides a smooth ride, but a squealing noise could indicate wear and tear in the springs or shock absorbers. It`s best to get a qualified mechanic to take a look.
Worn, damaged or bent suspension parts, wheels or wheel hub bearings, caused by an accident or hitting a pothole or curb, can cause tread cupping, feathering or scalloped wear. Any of that can make tires squeak. A trip to your repair shop is best to diagnose and correct abnormal tire wear.
A loose or worn fan belt, also known as the serpentine belt, is usually the cause. Replacing this belt or belt pulley should eliminate the sound. Consider having the timing belt checked as well.
You need to replace your brake pads if they squeak while you`re driving but no brakes are applied. The brake wear indicator, a metal clamp that fastens to the brake pads, usually comes with your brake pads when you buy them. These pads deteriorate over time, which forces them to grind against the rotors.
A squeaky suspension system is not just embarrassing with those squeaking noises and grinding noises, but it is also dangerous and can be extremely difficult to diagnose and fix. Your vehicle`s weight is supported using coil springs, leaf springs or torsion bars.
You can continue to drive safely for up to 2 weeks with a squeaky belt. However, it`s best to not delay too long and replace it as early as possible.
Loose or worn belts are a common cause of vehicle squealing.

Typically, belts that have not broken might be well worn and in need of replacement – and this becomes apparent during acceleration. Certain belts – like the timing belt – are under extra pressure during acceleration.

Besides brakes squeaking, the most common squeaks are usually associated with your vehicle`s suspension. The squeaking suspension parts are often associated with a lack of lubrication when metal-on-metal wear is happening in connections such as the tie-rods, suspension joints and steering linkage.
Worn, damaged or bent suspension parts, wheels or wheel hub bearings, caused by an accident or hitting a pothole or curb, can cause tread cupping, feathering or scalloped wear. Any of that can make tires squeak. A trip to your repair shop is best to diagnose and correct abnormal tire wear.
Besides brakes squeaking, the most common squeaks are usually associated with your vehicle`s suspension. The squeaking suspension parts are often associated with a lack of lubrication when metal-on-metal wear is happening in connections such as the tie-rods, suspension joints and steering linkage.

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