Mechanics

SQUEAKING

2004 Ford Ranger • V8 • 58 miles

My 2004 Ford Ranger truck has a loud squeaking noise when going over bumps, etc. (Like the sound a spring on a mattress would make). Any ideas? I am a single woman with no one to ask, and thus, I want to make sure when I take it to be repaired that they are telling me the truth.
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Chyrene
February 8, 2011.



Suspect upper or lower ball joints see diagram item 18 and 6


Docfixit
Feb 8, 2011.
So, is it safe to drive until I can get it replaced if that is indeed what the problem is? My neighbor is a shade tree mechanic (a pretty good one) - is this something he can do in his driveway fairly easy (he has rebuilt and replaced engines in his driveway)? He might offer, and I just need direction. I sincerely appreciate your help.

Chyrene


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Chyrene
Feb 8, 2011.
Can do in driveway and no harm in driving
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Docfixit
Feb 9, 2011.

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