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Old 11-15-2010
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creaking in front end.

I have a2005 with the 4.0l and 4wd. Every time I go over a bump the front end creaks. I can even replicate the noise by pushing hard on the front bumper. The dealer installed new shocks last fall to fix the same problem. Is it possible the shocks are defective? or anyother issues. I looked around the front end and it looks like there are no grease nipples. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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sounds like bushings
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Sounds like bushings? Wow, thanks for the insight you have provided him. lol

If you look at dozens of threads like this, you'll read the same thing. You need another person's help to diagnose the squeaking unless you like to randomly replace parts.

Get a friend to bounce the truck around while you are under the truck, trying to pinpoint the noise source. It could be any of the following things;
Lower ball joints
Upper ball joints
Tie rod ends (could be inner, outer or both)
Sway bar bushings
Sway bar end links
Control arm bushings (upper, lower or both)

So there you have it. If you have new shocks that isn't likely the problem. It may help to use a long screw driver or something and put the end it on each component, and the big end on your ear.

As you have noticed, there are no grease fittings. Ford had this great idea (sarcasm) to use "lubed for life" bushings and ball joints and tie rod ends that are not serviceable. The sway bar bushings can be removed and covered in grease, which may help. If you replace anything, use moog greaseable components.
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