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Old 03-31-2006
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Squeeking

i have a wierd squeeking in my fromt end. i have removed the shock and the anti-sway bar and it is still sqweeking. well it is more then i squeek. when i turn or go over any kinda bumps it makes that noise. i was wondering could it be a balljoint?
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I have the same problem. It just came out of nowhere on mine, started squeaking one day.

edit: I found what I THINK is the problem with mine. A rubber gasket/ seal beneatht the bottom suspension arm is busted. Does anyone know where to get one so I can replace it?

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Old 03-31-2006
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Ya myne was out of nowhere. and it sounds like it is coming from the lower controlarm somewhere
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Here's where mine is. Take a look see on yours when you get a chance if thats where it sounds like it's coming from.

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check tie rods
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check tie rods
well it is coming from the lower control arm.

I have 2002 ball joints because of the lift.

It might be them i am just going to change them anyways.
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I know on mine it makes a low creeking noise over speed bumps or big dips in the road and it's from the front end. I just think it's the lower control arms.
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Those are most likely the ball joints. My drivers side was doing the same thing a few months ago...I took it to the ford dealer to get the 1 ball joint that I thought it was to get replaced. The mechanic ended up saying all 4 ball joints were bad enough to replace...so they did. Luckily I have an extended warranty and it cost me the huge cost of 50$ (deductible)!!!!

It creaked/squeaked when turning, and pretty much any type of movement, in the x,y, or z direction, even when you would push on it when stopped.
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^^That sounds like my truck. So since it is coming from the lower control arm i should be the ball joint from there. And i cant go to the dealer considering i have 2002 ranger balljoints in there.(for the lift spindal's)
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Old 04-03-2006
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Definitely Lower Balljoints for sure go change em out.
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Old 04-04-2006
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OK now i changed the lower balljoints and i would like to say thanx. i would have replaced somthing diffrent like the bushings or somthing along those lines!
Thanx again.
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not a problem glad I could help you somewhat.
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Off-topic a bit but I was under my truck the other day and noticed something probably bad. I'm no whiz when it comes to the damn front end. I seen that pic and in the upper right hand where I saw the problem.



My pass side one is okay. My drivers side the rubber shield or whatever that is is just torn apart. What do I do now? Take it in or is this something I could do??
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i would change your tierod if i where you!
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what causes that??
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