CAR MAKES A CREAKING NOISE WHILE STEERING

  • Tiny
  • Bowyer12
  • 2003 Ford Galaxie
  • 113,000 miles

My 2003 ford galaxy diesel tdi 1.9 makes a creaking sound when steering left of right driving slow. When I pick up speed the noise goes away. I have checked power steering fluid and this is fine. It sounds like sitting in a wooden chair kind of noise. Please help
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Monday, April 23rd, 2012 AT 10:08 AM

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  • caradiodoc
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  • 25,270 posts

The most likely cause is tight or worn lower ball joints. That is not something to ignore. Have the steering and suspension systems inspected at a tire and alignment shop. They will check all the parts and identify the cause of the noise. Ball joints are a major safety issue that Ford has had a lot of trouble with in the past. Don't ignore the noise.

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