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Category: Kia
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Experience:  Kia Professional Elite, ASE A1-A9 L1 L2 Certified. 20 years dealer experience.
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05 sorento lx squeaks in reverse. Center bearing in drive

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05 sorento lx squeaks in reverse. Center bearing in drive shaft replaced but still squeaks. Suggestions.?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 11 months ago.

Hi. Were the u-joints on the drive shaft replaced as well?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The u joints on the drive shaft were not replaced however every joint underneath the car has been greased or lubed with no luck
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
This vehicle has been maintained meticulously with one owner and 135000 miles
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It only squeaks when the vehicle is moving when placed in reverse if we push it backwards in neutral it does not squeak
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 11 months ago.

You can't really lube a u-joint unless it has grease fittings on it. You need to remove the end caps to supply lube to the roller bearings inside it. If you are in neutral and push it everything is still moving except the drive shift. The front axles will be moving. It is possible that the seal on the back of transmission for the driveshaft is squeaking also. Can you duplicate the noise with the vehicle on a lift? completely off the ground.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Drive ahaft is at ahop for balancing, all u-joints are being replaced
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 11 months ago.

Ok sounds good. Let me know what happens and please rate my service. Thank you.