Re: 94 Ford crown vic. steering noises
> Hi! thanx for all on help with rough idle on 94 crown vic - was a vacuum
> line. This car has intermittently squealed and groaned when turning - it
> comes and goes. Steering effort is maybe a bit harder - bled the pump,
> etc. but can find nothing obvious. I have heard other fords on the road
> with the same noise , though not as bad as this one .Doesnt look like any
> excess paly in front end parts. Any help would be appreciated! thanx,
> bob d.
Just for kicks, lube up the steering stops on the lower control arms.
I've had lots of complaints of noise while turning that came down to this.
CVs grunt, groan, squeak on (full lock) turns. The lower control arms have
protrusions which contact the spindles on full turns. The motion of the suspension
allows these 2 parts to rub together causing noise when dry.
Look on the back side of the lower control arms for a V shaped bracket protruding
out. Slather grease on this point.