STEERING SQUEEKS WHEN TURNED AT LOW SPEEDS, OR STOPPED.

  • Tiny
  • ericdoerrer
  • 2001 Ford Mustang
  • 122,000 miles

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.

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 10:55 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rivermikerat
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Worn or loose belt? Where is the squeak coming from?

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Friday, March 16th, 2012 AT 2:03 AM
  • Tiny
  • ericdoerrer
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"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.

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Friday, March 16th, 2012 AT 11:32 AM
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  • rivermikerat
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Ball joint. MacPherson strut tower cap/bearing. Tie rod ends. Sway bar. Steering column bulkhead bushing.

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Friday, March 16th, 2012 AT 9:26 PM
  • Tiny
  • ericdoerrer
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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!

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Friday, March 16th, 2012 AT 10:00 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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My pleasure. Let us know how it turns out and be sure to tell your friends about us.

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Friday, March 16th, 2012 AT 10:18 PM
  • Tiny
  • ericdoerrer
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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!

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 3:00 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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Wow. That is a rare one. Glad to hear it's fixed.

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 6:35 PM

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