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Old 02-28-2010
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Hit a pothole on my way home last night and the front drivers side suspension began squeaking immediately after. Sharp turn right or left and I hear noise from drivers side. When I get out of the truck and the suspension compresses it makes noise.

Could it be the ball joint or bushing? Thanks for the help
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sounds very familiar to me, i had this happen in the last week...i just turned my radio up to ignore it (probably not the best idea) and it went away.....mine sounded like it was coming from the upper control arm
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&^$# yeah UConn!

Sorry, that's my only input on this one...hope it helps.
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haha I did the same thing half a year ago, i completely rebuilt the front end so its all good.
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Could be balljoint, more than likey. My buddy drives a mazda speed and hit a big pot hole. He had to get a new wheel bearing.
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was there a squirrel in the pothole?
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ball joint prolly although ive hit some crazy potholes and nothing like that has ever happened to me. but i have all new uppers and lowers, replaced them when i got the truck.
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was there a squirrel in the pothole?
lol...i had no choice there roads here at school are TERRIBLE. My roommate slashed his low profile tires in the parking lot.
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Mine squeeks :) And it is the upper ball joint on mine
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oh man low profiles are week tires lol big bada$$ all or mud terrains are the ****.
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tie rod end maybe? Or balljoint or wheel bearing, that's what I'm thinking
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