95 Crown Vic - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > alt.autos.ford
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-14-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
Grotto_Lotto
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
95 Crown Vic

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.
This problem happens when I'm going straight or turning and is
embarrassing when pulling up in front of people because it makes it
seems as the car is a real clunker. Thanks for any help.
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-14-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
Shoe Salesman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 95 Crown Vic


<Grotto_Lotto> wrote in message
news:qclhn19j6n9002sq68lfrhrh09rkea80a6@4ax.com...
> 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.
> This problem happens when I'm going straight or turning and is
> embarrassing when pulling up in front of people because it makes it
> seems as the car is a real clunker. Thanks for any help.


If it was the pitman it would only squeak when turning(not squeal) and not
likely anyway...(I have seen a CV ball joint squeak when turning but its not
common.) If the noise happens when ever the engine is running, car moving or
not, it is most likely a pulley bearing or the belt. You must open the hood
and look for the problem. :)


  Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
Al Bundy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 95 Crown Vic

I don't see how the pitman arm is going to squeal.
Have someone at the dealer or other shop go for a ride with you and
identify the noise. Then get an estimate and decide whether to repair
it.
You are driving a 10+ year old vehicle and some would consider that a
clunker just based on its age. You don't have to announce your arrival
at a traffic light with strange noises.

  Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2005, 05:01   #4 (permalink)
MasterBlaster
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 95 Crown Vic


<Grotto_Lotto> wrote

> 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.
> This problem happens when I'm going straight or turning and is
> embarrassing when pulling up in front of people because it makes it
> seems as the car is a real clunker. Thanks for any help.


Does it go away or change when you press the brake pedal?
Pads may be worn, and the springy indicators are rubbing the rotors.
(Unless it also squeals when you're sitting still)

  Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
Grotto_Lotto
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 95 Crown Vic

On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 13:24:59 -0500, Grotto_Lotto <> wrote:

>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.
>This problem happens when I'm going straight or turning and is
>embarrassing when pulling up in front of people because it makes it
>seems as the car is a real clunker. Thanks for any help.


Shoe, Al, & Master,

Thanks for your insights, but I'm still working on the problem,
although I've yet to see another mechanic, yet. But I must confess
that might original description may not be totally accurate in that it
is not quite a loud squeal, but more of a very load creaking. It
doesn't happen when I'm stopped and until a few days ago was
intermitent. Could it need some grease? Are there grease zerqs(sp)
on this model?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2005, 03:01   #6 (permalink)
MasterBlaster
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 95 Crown Vic


<Grotto_Lotto> wrote

> >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 ....

http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBr...3d80174233.jsp

as well as a nice under-car pic of your front end, with little arrows pointing
to most of the relevant parts ....

http://www.autozone.com/images/cds/g...3d80174234.gif

  Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2005, 04:01   #7 (permalink)
Shoe Salesman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 95 Crown Vic


<Grotto_Lotto> wrote in message
news:4qann11qlv1fend7v3vuflrh8ugmka5bdp@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 13:24:59 -0500, Grotto_Lotto <> wrote:
>
>>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.
>>This problem happens when I'm going straight or turning and is
>>embarrassing when pulling up in front of people because it makes it
>>seems as the car is a real clunker. Thanks for any help.

>
> Shoe, Al, & Master,
>
> Thanks for your insights, but I'm still working on the problem,
> although I've yet to see another mechanic, yet. But I must confess
> that might original description may not be totally accurate in that it
> is not quite a loud squeal, but more of a very load creaking. It
> doesn't happen when I'm stopped and until a few days ago was
> intermitent. Could it need some grease? Are there grease zerqs(sp)
> on this model?

Do you mean like over bumps? If so, on a CV I would suspect lower control
arm bushings. I don't think it will have any grease fittings. You really
should take it to a front end/alignment shop to have it checked out. You can
easiely check the bushings by checking to see if the bolt that goes through
the bushing is centered to the bushing. It should be.


  Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 08:01   #8 (permalink)
Grotto_Lotto
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 95 Crown Vic

On Thu, 17 Nov 2005 10:53:35 GMT, "MasterBlaster"
<Nobody's.Home@My.Place> wrote:

>
><Grotto_Lotto> wrote
>
>> >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 ....
>
>http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBr...3d80174233.jsp
>
>as well as a nice under-car pic of your front end, with little arrows pointing
>to most of the relevant parts ....
>
>http://www.autozone.com/images/cds/g...3d80174234.gif


WOW!!! Thank you all, for help and links. I think I'll go back to
the dealer as he may have been striaght with me and actually treated
me well in another matter.
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > alt.autos.ford



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:41.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.