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Old 09-11-2005, 17:29   #1 (permalink)
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crown vic suspension squeak

Have a 96 crown vic.There is a squeaking noise from the front passenger side when the car moves up and down and when I turn the wheels.It comes and goes at times and goes away for a while when I drown the suspension with a lubricant or when it gets really wet.I can't seem to pinpoint exactly where it's comming from.It sounds like rubber on metal or vise versa(which I guess is the same).Any Ideas what to look for?????
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Have a 96 crown vic.There is a squeaking noise from the front passenger side when the car moves up and down and when I turn the wheels.It comes and goes at times and goes away for a while when I drown the suspension with a lubricant or when it gets really wet.I can't seem to pinpoint exactly where it's comming from.It sounds like rubber on metal or vise versa(which I guess is the same).Any Ideas what to look for?????
Still having trouble? Jack up that corner of the car and attempt to wiggle the tire/spindle assembly. If you can, you may have bad ball joints and possibly tie rod ends, which would cause lots of squeaking. They're not incredibly hard to swap, it's just a lot to do. If you find them to be failed, get an alignment after you swap them, as the difference will throw off your current alignment.
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Still having trouble? Jack up that corner of the car and attempt to wiggle the tire/spindle assembly. If you can, you may have bad ball joints and possibly tie rod ends, which would cause lots of squeaking. They're not incredibly hard to swap, it's just a lot to do. If you find them to be failed, get an alignment after you swap them, as the difference will throw off your current alignment.

Found out the lower ball joint was bad.Also the hole in the lower control arm where the ball joint sits was worn and too big now for a new ball joint to be properly installed,which was causing the noise.Had to replace the control arm.
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