Thru axle Squeal when opening and tightening

When tightening my thru axle I get a horrible squeal on the little last turn of the wrench. I also get the same when opening it...first turn of the wrench same squeal. I have greased the whole thing to death and tightened and loosened it 20 times. It has reduced the squeal but it is still there. Anybody got any ideas? Last time I had the wheel of was 1 week ago to change disk pads and I had no issue at all.


  • Greasing the threads and bolt head is usually the answer it has to be dry contact for the squeak. If you have done this I wouldn’t worry about it or nip it up to the point before it squeaks maybe.