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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-07-09, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Lubing an explorer?

My Explorer sport trac keeps getting this god awful squeak and obviously it goes away with lube jobs but i was just wondering if its normal to have to get a 01 explorer sport trac lubed every 2-3 months?

....this poor trucky has got some issues....

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Re: Lubing an explorer?

What's being lubed to make the squak go away? I don't remember any grease fittings. If it's being raised up for an oil change and quits after that, it could be a ball joint that is moved to the extreme and brings lube with it to make it quiet for awhile. If so, it needs to be replaced. Try to pinpoint the sound when it's doing it
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Re: Lubing an explorer?

Possibly sway bar bushings. Different loads can affect the weight & stress loads on the sway bars allowing them to squeak when dry. Spray lube can help, but the best way to stop squeaking there is to lift the vehicle and squeeze in grease between the bushings, or, better yet, have them replaced. No matter the part where this squeak is originating from, I'd replace all rubber/plastic bushings with Moog urethane parts. They'll last twice as long, if not longer!

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