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Old 06-12-2005, 11:25 PM
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Angry squeaking shocks bout to **** me off

my shocks keep on sqeaking when i go over the smallest bumps... how do i stop them from squeaking.. i have and 2002 f-150 fx4... i need help
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:29 PM
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Use a silicone lubricant spray and get your shock bushings, top and bottom. Oh, don't forget your sway bar links and bushings at the frame. The sway bar bushings at the frame are the more likely culpret. It could also be the control arm bushings at the frame too.

Good luck!....
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Old 06-13-2005, 01:21 PM
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You may also want to check the torque on your shock mount bolts...sometimes they can get loose and cause a squeak, especially on the lower control arm. Mine were loose at the lower control arm mount and they made the absolute loudest chirps every time I hit even the smallest bump because of friction on the bolt.

-Mike

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Old 06-13-2005, 06:20 PM
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im goin to go to my friends house tonight and borrow his dads tourque wrench and see what happens then im goin to lube everything... preciate it
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:20 PM
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Give it time after ya soak it. Sometimes it takes a day for the squeek to go away.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:32 PM
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aight thank ya
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Old 06-15-2005, 01:37 PM
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Do you still have the stock FX4 Ford/Rancho shocks on your truck?

If so, check the fake plastic red boot that is on them, since they don't attach at the bottom they will rub against the shock and squeak (especially the rear since they are at an angle). This happened to me, and when I took it in, this is what the mechanic found.

I now have real Rancho shock on my truck instead.
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:46 PM
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yea i have the rancho shocks i might take it in becuz i put some lube on them and it still didnt work.. thank ya

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Old 06-22-2005, 02:57 AM
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Go to autozone and get a grease needle and poke and fill your ball joints with grease, this will get rid of the squeaks.... promise
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