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Old 01-08-2006, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
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2001 XLT squeak-front end

Trying to determine the cause of squeaking (almost sounds like an
amplified version of the squeak a stair makes in your house when you
step on it) from the front end on my 2001 XLT. Prevalent when I turn the
steering wheel, or when I go over dips in the road or bumps. When I push
down on the front end (on both the driver's and passenger's side), I can
get the same response, so it's not taking much to get this sound. The
car's got 47000 miles on it and I started to hear it when the weather
got colder (20-30 degrees), although I can't remember it being this
pronounced during previous winters.
Thanks in advance for any help with this.

Tony

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Old 01-09-2006, 23:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 XLT squeak-front end

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> Trying to determine the cause of squeaking (almost sounds like an
> amplified version of the squeak a stair makes in your house when you
> step on it) from the front end on my 2001 XLT. Prevalent when I turn the
> steering wheel, or when I go over dips in the road or bumps. When I push
> down on the front end (on both the driver's and passenger's side), I can
> get the same response, so it's not taking much to get this sound. The
> car's got 47000 miles on it and I started to hear it when the weather
> got colder (20-30 degrees), although I can't remember it being this
> pronounced during previous winters.
> Thanks in advance for any help with this.
>
> Tony
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 XLT squeak-front end

i have the same problem if u find out pls post the solution
"Tony" <ranger18@capital.net> wrote in message
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> Trying to determine the cause of squeaking (almost sounds like an
> amplified version of the squeak a stair makes in your house when you step
> on it) from the front end on my 2001 XLT. Prevalent when I turn the
> steering wheel, or when I go over dips in the road or bumps. When I push
> down on the front end (on both the driver's and passenger's side), I can
> get the same response, so it's not taking much to get this sound. The
> car's got 47000 miles on it and I started to hear it when the weather got
> colder (20-30 degrees), although I can't remember it being this pronounced
> during previous winters.
> Thanks in advance for any help with this.
>
> Tony
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Old 01-13-2006, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 XLT squeak-front end

Problem solved. Turned out to be bad lower ball joints. Apparently,
after doing a little research, this is not an isolated problem. Some
Explorers have prematurely worn lower joints.

Happy Father wrote:

>i have the same problem if u find out pls post the solution
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>>Trying to determine the cause of squeaking (almost sounds like an
>>amplified version of the squeak a stair makes in your house when you step
>>on it) from the front end on my 2001 XLT. Prevalent when I turn the
>>steering wheel, or when I go over dips in the road or bumps. When I push
>>down on the front end (on both the driver's and passenger's side), I can
>>get the same response, so it's not taking much to get this sound. The
>>car's got 47000 miles on it and I started to hear it when the weather got
>>colder (20-30 degrees), although I can't remember it being this pronounced
>>during previous winters.
>>Thanks in advance for any help with this.
>>
>>Tony
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