2018 KW T680 front end squeaks when going over bumps

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  1. Volvo_780

    Volvo_780 Bobtail Member

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    2016 kenworth T680 when going over bumps front end squeaks don’t wanna just replace parts might just be a easy fix first time owning a kenworth
     
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  3. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    CK. the hood 1st you can put some grease on the stops that are up by windshield, l guess you have all/ready greased the ft. end in all the grease fitting?
     
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    Yeah fittings are all greased up sound doesn’t sound like it’s coming from the hood and it’s pretty solid
     
  5. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    The air ride cab means that the hood will squeak at the place where the hood sits on near the top of firewall every time the cab moves.
     
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  6. beastr123

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    A bit of white lithium grease on the rubber stops for the hood is a simple way to stop most squeaks that are not suspension produced but seem to be because the hood funnels the high frequency sound down.
     
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  7. Diesel Dave

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    Forget the grease on the rubber like few have mentioned, you’ll get grease on yourself when cleaning the windshield. I use old socks. I cut them out and slip them over the 2 rubbers. That stops the squeaky noise you hear.
     
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  8. Judge

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    Grease the 5th wheel lately?
    Sometimes that puts the front end under stress and squeak/pop.
     
  9. Volvo_780

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    Yes that’s always greased
     
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