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Old 11-28-2012, 17:49   #1 (permalink)
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My third Ranger....2004 4x4 wth the 4.0 engine. Just crossed 207,000 miles. Love this truck and since the wise folks at Ford have discontinued this truck I am shooting for 300,000 miles.
Question....seems that most of the rubber bushings in my front end are sqeaking like crazy. It has gotten worse with the cold weather. When I pull into the parking lot at work it sounds like many people are having sex in the back of my truck!
I have tried spraying with lithium, soap and then silicone. None of this helped. I do most of my own work but I don't know the names of those front end parts.
Any thoughts?
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Old 11-28-2012, 17:57   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Squeaking Rubber bushings

How old are the shocks? Usually when bushings in the suspension are squeaking, it's about time to start replacing things and I'd think that anything else would show up in the handling.
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Re: Squeaking Rubber bushings

Also check bushings for wear, ask a friend to push down on bumber while you look under the truck for the noise! I had same problem with my Mercury, took a couple of times but got it done!!!
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Re: Squeaking Rubber bushings

i have a 2000 2wd that was making all kinds of noise with every bump and even just sitting there and turned the steering wheel. turned out ball joint boots where ripped so i sprayed some white lithium grease inside since my ball joints are non greasable. All squeeks went away. might trying greasing the ball joints
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