1996 Dodge Caravan squeak when wheels turned

Tiny
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  • 1996 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 78,000 MILES
1996 dodge caravan. When idling there is a squeaking noise from front driver side wheel area when the steering wheel is turned. As the vehicle is driven about 10 miles the noise worsens but goes away completely when accelerating.
so far Ive had the brakes done, both hub bearings done, drivers side tie rod ends, and the sway bar replaced. None of the repairs of eliminated the noise
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Sunday, June 13th, 2010 AT 1:11 PM

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Tiny
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Do you only hear the noise when turning the wheel? Have the control arm bushings been checked?
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Monday, June 14th, 2010 AT 11:55 AM
Tiny
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The noise is only when turning the wheel whether moving or not
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Monday, June 14th, 2010 AT 4:13 PM
Tiny
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Based on your description, I would say have the control arm bushings checked.
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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 AT 11:37 PM
Tiny
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I wonder if it couldn't also be a strut mount bushing.
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Thursday, June 17th, 2010 AT 8:43 AM
Tiny
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Are you refering to the strut plate on the top?
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Friday, June 18th, 2010 AT 10:21 PM
Tiny
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Right.
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Saturday, June 19th, 2010 AT 2:19 PM
Tiny
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It could be. Usually, they cause a clattering or a clunking over bumps.
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Saturday, June 19th, 2010 AT 11:00 PM

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