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bought a 1999 ford ranger 4x4,lots of miles on it.first drove it,all u could hear was steering pmp,fixed,now all you can hear is that truck squeak,on bumps, on turns.getting out of truck,or in,couldnt sneak up on a mute,any help would do.cant tell if its the shocks.or sway bar.please noise is driving me nuts..
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A typical source of the squeak is the rubber spacer/pad on the coil springs. The rubber degrades or wears over time and you wind up with metal on metal making the squeak every time the suspension flexes.

Mine does this and it will go away or come back depending on the outside temperature and whether or not it is raining.
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My truck has this issue as well do they sell those rubber spacers?
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A typical source of the squeak is the rubber spacer/pad on the coil springs. The rubber degrades or wears over time and you wind up with metal on metal making the squeak every time the suspension flexes.

Mine does this and it will go away or come back depending on the outside temperature and whether or not it is raining.
He is 4x4... He doesn't have coil springs.. He has torsion bars.

Check your ball joints, sway bar and body bushings. Lube/grease where you canand where it is needed.
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All of the above... X2,3

Start with the lubing the rubber, get some spray on or a pump can but make sure it is for RUBBER and spray all of the bushings you can see and reach.
If still noisy start looking for metal to metal wear points.
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He is 4x4... He doesn't have coil springs.. He has torsion bars.

Check your ball joints, sway bar and body bushings. Lube/grease where you canand where it is needed.
Missed that part. The advertisements on this site have the "4x4" in the original post in green which I can barely see.

Good luck finding your squeak.
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My truck also did this when I first bought it. I greased up the lower ball joints and it dissapeared, a good way to also check if its the ball joints is when you turn the wheel it should also make a noise. My noise is back now and Im gonna fix it tomorrow :D
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bushings in the leaf packs also make it squeak. soak em with wd40
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bushings in the leaf packs also make it squeak. soak em with wd40
Pb blaster. or just replace them.
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Pb blaster. or just replace them.
nah screw that. wd40 worked fine for a year but as soon as winter came and went it was squeaking again lol
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actually. My mid-shift bearing made a large clunk going over bumps now that i thing about it. so i'd check out your bearings and junk too.
Soaking that with wd-40 ain't gonna do it. your gonna have to replace them. lol
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