Mechanics

FRONT END NOISE

2000 Ford Ranger

Noises problem
2000 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles

Right hand front end loud squeaking sound.
The upper ball joints are the sealed type, they have been lubed several times with a needle type grease fitting and the sound stops for s while.
This time trying the same thing doesn't seem to work. Any other ideas other then replace the upper ball joints with new ones that have grease fittings in them?
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Lsavery
January 10, 2010.



If they are bad, they should be replaced. How were you able to grease them with a needle it is a sealed unit?

I used a needle for the uppers and the bottoms have grease fittings.
Turned out it was the lower passenger side ball joint making the noise, I just didn't force enough grease into it. Now it is nice and quiet.
They all have been checked and are fine, just dry.

Tiny
Lsavery
Jan 12, 2010.