Re: 92 Taurus Wagon Steering Creaks
From my experience, strut bearing wear-out is fairly common on the
Taurus/Sable line. I replaced them on my 94 Taurus at around 90k miles
because they were creaking when steering at low speed (parking lots and
such), the car has 160k miles on it now and it starting to do it again. I
know of at least 2 other Taurus/Sable cars in my family that have 100k
miles or less that are in need of them being replaced, and several others
not in the family that have had this issue. I am not going to go so far as
to say it should be in the top 10 on the fix list, or even really the top
20 probably, but at some point it should probably be fixed. I am not a
certified mechanic or anything so take this as my opinion, but I let mine
make noise for about 20k miles before finally getting sick of the noise and
One thing I forgot to mention in a previous post on this subject is, you
will need to have an alignment done after the repairs are finished.
Hope that helps,
> Hi I have the same creaking issue with my 93 Sedan for the past 2 years,
> is this something that one can live with or should it be fixed asap.
> "Dave Hammond" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> It requires removing the strut/spring combo from the car to replace the
>> failed components, in this case the strut bearing. Any shop can do it in
>> hour or two, it just depends on how much the car fights them when they
>> start pulling it apart. The cost of the parts should be under $50 per
>> unless they find something else that needs replacing.
>> Mortimer Schnerd, RN wrote:
>> > Backyard Mechanic wrote:
>> >>> Anybody have any ideas of 1) what's wrong? and 2) how much it'll take
>> >>> to correct it? When push comes to shove, it's just a noise; the car
>> >>> steers fine... no shimmy, no slop. OTOH, it annoys me. Gentlemen?
>> >> Strut bearing
>> > Is that expensive to fix?