1998 Ford F-150 squeaking noises from front wheel area

Tiny
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  • 1998 FORD F-150

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1998 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 173000 miles

looking at buying this truck. When it is driven and hits a bump or it takes a turn at any speed, there is a squeaking noise coming from the front wheen area. When it is parked I can push down on the hood and make the same squeaking noise. The person selling the car says the bushings need replacing, another person tells me the ball joints need to be replaced. Which is right and how much will this cost me to fix?

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Sunday, July 18th, 2010 AT 2:51 PM

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Tiny
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Honestly, it could be either. However, my first guess is sway bar bushings. Also, check the tracking arm bushings.

Let me know what you find. NOTE: If the ball joints are greasable, grease them to see if that stops it.

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Sunday, July 18th, 2010 AT 10:26 PM

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