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CAR MAKES A CREAKING NOISE WHILE STEERING

2003 Ford Galaxie • 113,000 miles

My 2003 ford galaxy diesel tdi 1.9 makes a creaking sound when steering left of right driving slow. When I pick up speed the noise goes away. I have checked power steering fluid and this is fine. It sounds like sitting in a wooden chair kind of noise. Please help
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Bowyer12
April 23, 2012.



The most likely cause is tight or worn lower ball joints. That is not something to ignore. Have the steering and suspension systems inspected at a tire and alignment shop. They will check all the parts and identify the cause of the noise. Ball joints are a major safety issue that Ford has had a lot of trouble with in the past. Don't ignore the noise.

Caradiodoc
Apr 23, 2012.