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Bad Squeak from front end

I am having a bad squeak from my front driver's side suspension that I can not figure it. It has gradually gotten louder and worse over the past month. It makes noise if I sit still and turn the wheel side to side. It makes noise when I drive and barley hit bumps. The ball joints are good and so is the wheel bearing. At home, I disconnected the sway bar and shock and it still made the noise so its neither one of those. I doused the area around the bottom of the spring with oil to think it was a squeaking spring and it still did not help but it sounds like it is coming from this area. I sprayed the bushings down on the lower control arm where they mount to the truck and that did not help. I am lost on this one.

I can take a video maybe tomorrow if it isn't raining.

I am just getting tired of the noise and it is starting to bug the heck out of me. Any idea of which way to go is appreciated.
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steering rack?
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Mine was the boot on the top of the coil springs. The rubber was shot and the meatl spring squeaked nonstop. And If thats not it...yeah steering rack
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It doesnt sound like it is coming from the steering rack. Definetly the driver's side and dealing with the lower control arm and spring. Could be the rubber onto. How can I check without ripping the spring out?
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