STEERING SQUEEKS WHEN TURNED AT LOW SPEEDS, OR STOPPED.

2001 Ford Mustang

Tiny

ericdoerrer

March, 15, 2012 AT 10:55 PM

Just replaced rack and pinion+pump, and still sounds like bad rack. Usually has to warm up before it starts. Not consistent, and sounds fine at high speed.

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7 Answers

Tiny

rivermikerat

March, 16, 2012 AT 2:03 AM

Worn or loose belt? Where is the squeak coming from?

Tiny

ericdoerrer

March, 16, 2012 AT 11:32 AM

"still sounds like bad rack", belt not very old, doesen't sound like belt squeel, more of a grinding squeek noise. Already replaced 1 lower control arm, due to squeeking when front end moved up or down(bad a-arm bushings), but this is when wheel is turned.

Tiny

rivermikerat

March, 16, 2012 AT 9:26 PM

Ball joint. MacPherson strut tower cap/bearing. Tie rod ends. Sway bar. Steering column bulkhead bushing.

Tiny

ericdoerrer

March, 16, 2012 AT 10:00 PM

Ordered the other lower control arm, gonna hope it's ball joint, or a-arm bushings. But if that doesen't work, will try others you mentioned! Thank you!

Tiny

rivermikerat

March, 16, 2012 AT 10:18 PM

My pleasure. Let us know how it turns out and be sure to tell your friends about us.

Tiny

ericdoerrer

March, 24, 2012 AT 3:00 PM

While changing lower control arm, which had bolt seized up in bushing, and had to cut off, found that ball joint was in poor shape, and lowest 360* of coil spring had snapped off in a-arm! Never would have thought of coil spring, but I assume the angled break was causing the squeek, since it is gone now, and whole new front end!

Tiny

rivermikerat

March, 24, 2012 AT 6:35 PM

Wow. That is a rare one. Glad to hear it's fixed.

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