> >I'm having loud squealing noise with my crown vic. When I was at the
> >dealer he said something about the pitman arm needing lubrication.
> is not quite a loud squeal, but more of a very load creaking.
If it's one of the ball joints (control arm, tie rod, or pitman arm) creaking,
you can usually isolate which one it is by having a friend bounce the front
end or turn the steering wheel back and forth (just enough to make the
noise) while you reach under and feel each joint for telltale vibrations.
If the noise is only when bouncing, check the rubber sway bar mounts too.
> Could it need some grease? Are there grease zerqs(sp)
> on this model?
If a joint is dry enough to be making noise, it's also dry to enough to
seize up when you least expect it, and possibly breaking, which
can lead to a complete loss of steering control.
Autozone has some info ....
as well as a nice under-car pic of your front end, with little arrows pointing
to most of the relevant parts ....