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Old 04-16-2004, 06:24   #1 (permalink)
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XD - Squeaky Steering

the steering on my has started squeaking a bit, the noise isnt coming from the steeing box, but seems like its down near the wheel... only squeaks when turning (ie, parking etc)...

any common causes of steering noises, and is it likely to fall to pieces or somthing when im driving :o ??

car is a '79 XD, no power steering, lowered ~ 2.5" on kings springs.
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Re: XD - Squeaky Steering

maybe dry joints, pitman arms are popular, idler arm or draglink.. when still steer movements are under much more pressure to turn.. ithink genuine items take no grease nipple but some aftermarket ones do
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Re: XD - Squeaky Steering

gtcoupe95 is all most right genuine are greasable it will be a dry ball joint and grease wont do much the joint wii probably be worn or the rubber boot has broken and allowed dirt etc in to check for wear jack up the car on the crossmember and grab the tyre at 5oclock and 11oclock and pushin and out there should be no movement if there is have it fixed fairly urgently cheers
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Re: XD - Squeaky Steering

I had a look and most of the rubber boots are broken... and no grease nipples... :(

ugh. still seems to be steering ok tho, might have to get it checked out... roughly what sorta $$$ would I be looking at to get some new joints in there??

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if they are non greasable ball joints they have been changed so they should be bolted to the control arms not riveted so if you can change them your self you will save about 200 dollars labour. no real special tools required id reckon you will pay about 30 to 40 dollars each ball joint and if they are greasable type that you put dont forget to grease them till the rubber boot just starts to fill. dont keep pumping grease in till it pours out of the boot cheers
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