1999 Ford Explorer

Tiny
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Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1999 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

I noticed last week when I turn the wheels that it makes a sqeaking noise ( like twisting rubber) It would also make this noise when just going over bumps. Now when I try to steer the wheel the steering wheel has no resistance and the wheels go whatever direction. What could this be?
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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 8:18 AM

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Tiny
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What do you mean whatever direction?

The way the wheel is turned or do they turn random directions?
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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 9:31 AM
Tiny
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Random directions. It's almost like sliding on ice. I can't drive it.
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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 11:01 AM
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Jack up the front end and secure it, go under it and have someone turn the wheel.

Not full revolutions just a little bit back and forth.

What do you notice? Any componenets have excessive play, or are missing/broke?
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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 7:30 PM

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