Re: Grinding Noise on a 1998 CV--Grease Fittings?
If you've got grinding going on in any ball joint, tie rod, drag link, or idler arm, you're way past the point of grease solving the problem. Grease is only a temporary solution at this point. However, off all those components, the one most likely to make a grinding or creaking noise is the idler arm. If it does have a grease fitting and greasing makes any difference in the sound, that's your problem. But don't lull yourself into thinking that it's fixed. Replace it.