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Old 12-23-2007
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Icon5 98 ranger front end noise and possible lube points

I have a 1998 ford ranger, 4 cyl. manual trans 5 speed,
Are there any lube or grease points on the front suspension ? I have looked and nothing is obvious. There has been a persistent squeeking in the front end
for years. I suspected the torsion arms rubber bushing mounts. Any input would be help full. Thanks Dave
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Old 12-23-2007
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Probably the anti-sway bar bushings where it pivots at the frame. When I had the bar on my truck when it was still IFS it squeaked. I removed the bar long before I did a SAS and found it out by accident -- no bar = no squeak.
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Old 12-23-2007
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Could it be the ball-joints? Upper control arms? Mine squeeks like crazy over bumps,and on turns.
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Mine does the exact same thing. Only thing I can think of mine to be is the ball joints that I plan on replacing in the next couple weeks. But thats because 3 out of the 4 ball joint rubbers are cracked or broken so I think that might be a problem for me.

Ya that squeeking is annoying as all.
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