Re: Noise from front end and steering.
Don't you need to re-align the front after you change the tie rods ?
BTW, someone else mentioned this as a possible cause as well.
"gordo" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> <zotiREMOVERTHISPART@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >I have 2 problems here. Don't know if they are connected.
> > 1. I have a noise when I turn the steering to the right. It's like
> > something
> > needs to be lubricated and I can feel it through the steering wheel.
> > This happens only at very low speeds like 5mph. During the course of
> > turning
> > the wheel +2 turns (like when I exit the garage into the alley) I will
> > hear
> > it twice at about the same spot on the turn of the wheel.
> > 2. Front end noise from driver side. It feels and sound like something
> > loose but I can't find it. Also only at slower speeds (10-30mph). I can
> > feel
> > this one through the steering wheel too. It's very noticeable when I do
> > slow left turn.
> > Any ideas ?
> > 1998 XLT 4.0 SOHC AT
> No idea about #1... but concerning problem #2.....
> I had a very similar noise in my 96' Explorer which I could not locate
> either. Light rattling through steerinf wheel, especially during slow
> over bumps.
> Discussed the problem with a Ford tech friend of of mine. He did some
> research on factory TSB's regarding this noise.
> Told me to replace the connecting link\bar which goes between the end of
> steering column and the steering gearbox.
> It's a 2 piece tubular telescoping unit. Mine was loose internally and was
> rattling. The new piece is a beefed up heavier looking part which
> the knocking\rattling sound in my Explorer steering.
> Part cost me approx. $100, I installed it myself.