Mechanics

SOUNDS LIKE A BIG OLD BOAT CREEKIN

1999 Lincoln Continental

Suspension problem
1999 Lincoln Continental V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 83000 miles

Hi,

when I turn the wheel left or right it makes this deep creeking noise and sounds like an old boat in a movie.
Also, I just put in a rebuilt transmission and there is a squeek there too, but nothing like the other.
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LME
April 20, 2009.




Try using some lubricant on the rubber parts. I have had it that the rubber would get dry and with each turn the thing would sound like a old boat in rough waves.

M_H_RITZEL
Apr 21, 2009.
My mhusband thought he did that already. Anyother thoughts?

Tiny
LME
Apr 21, 2009.
It could be from something that is dry and creaking. Sometimes I could something minor to something more serious. I would have the front end checked out to be on the safe side.

M_H_RITZEL
Apr 21, 2009.
Hello I have a 99 continental and it did the same thing. It was the ball joints, and of course wouldn't you know they were the kind with no grease fittings. So I sliced the boot surrounding the ball joint and put grease in it. It worked will make the joints last longer and it is quite. Dana
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Tiny
Closencounter
Apr 3, 2012.
If your ball joints creak, replace them so you dont find yourself in a ditch. TOWN CAR has a completely different steering gear than continental, on the spindle there is a stop point that hits the frame in a full turn. A small biy of grease there can solve the problem. If it creaks just going over bumps, check ball joints and control arm bushings.

Merlin2021
Apr 5, 2012.

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