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Old 03-07-2009, 05:20 PM
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Got some squeaks

I got some noises going on with the front end. Since I've owned the truck I've always greased everything, even the ball joints. I use a grease gun needle to puncture the boots and fill em up. thank you ford for putting 2 grease zerks on the entire front end of my truck. These squeaks are bad though, I even loosened my sway bar end links, and shot grease inbetween each bushing. With greasing all the joints, steering, and end links, the squeaks are still there. I'm thinking something like maybe the torsion bars, but I dont know if they have bushings.


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Old 03-07-2009, 05:32 PM
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I don't know if this will help you, but I also had a couple squeeking noises when I went over large bumps or when the suspension compressed considerably and quickly. I have my truck undercoated and sprayed with Krown rust proofing every year and the fluid they spray underneath also helps to lubricate moving parts and displace water. The noises I once had are gone. Coincidence? Who knows.
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:26 PM
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ball joints? tie-rods? those look to be in good condition? maybe the sway bar bushings. could even be shocks.

i really dont see how a torsion bar could squeak. they really dont rub anything and its like a hex head on both ends that go in a matching hole. there arent bushings on them either.
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:15 PM
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Well, the ball joints themselves arent bad, I dont have play inthem, the boots are horrible cause they were never greased until I figured out they sold a needle to fil them with. I got another needle yesterday, since they break everytime I use them, so I'm going to re-grease them. Never had a problem like this before
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:43 PM
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what do you mean by the boots being horrible? if theyre cracked at all they need replacement.
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:21 AM
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being horrible as is cracked, yes. I know you should replace them in this condition, but I'm not goin to, dont have the money, it would be a waste anyway, lift kit this time next year
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:43 AM
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I know what you mean. A good Silicon spray will cure it. You hit them all good , put about 10 miles on her - Hit em again. Sometimes it takes 3 or 4 repeats, but it works. Make sure you get a good silcon spray/lube, that's what it's made for. - It will say so on the can - for your squeaky rubbers.
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:06 AM
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the boots are as fawked as can be, I was thinking of trying to get in there, clean out all the grease, maybe spray it down with brake clean??? let it evap, than silicone spray, drive, re spray, than grease em up....
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:12 AM
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It's the "A" arms usually. - 4 bushings on each side.

Here's the top 2 -


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Old 03-09-2009, 01:21 AM
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I soaked those with silicone. Can I unbolt those and grease em up or id there tension on them from the strut?
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:45 AM
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That, I don't know. Looks like can. Ford did the front end for me. I never took those off. Yet!

You can support under the bumper or frame and jack each side up and down while you grease.

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Old 03-09-2009, 01:55 AM
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ill figure sumin out, thanks brew
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:09 AM
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No problem. Mine squeaked before tho - like with every roll - creak creak freakin creak... Just greaseed her each day or every other and it went away eventually - never came back.

I didn't take anything apart, just got under the truck and gave what bushings I could see + the arms a shot of that silicon stuff.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:04 AM
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I've got the same problem and can't figure it out. Keep us up to date on what you find.
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