Squeaking while turning wheel?

  • 2020 RAM 1500
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • 70,000 MILES
Getting a noticeable squeaking noise when turning the wheel at low speed on my truck listed above Rebel. It has only started over the last day or two. The local shop thinks it is worn out ball joints, but just wanted to get another opinion. Planning on taking a trip out of town this weekend, just wondering if it should be still safe to do so? I will attach a video.
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Thursday, May 18th, 2023 AT 7:04 AM

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I didn't see the video? Can you please reload it? Here is a guide that can help and information on the problem as well. Check the images below.


Since the truck is so new, I would say that grease in the ball joints will help. I would have a helper steering the truck while get under the truck and try to hear where the noise is coming from. A squeaking noise when turning the wheel at low speeds can indeed be an indication of worn-out ball joints, but it's always a good idea to get a second opinion. If you're unsure, it's best to have the issue inspected by a qualified mechanic who can physically assess the condition of the ball joints and other relevant components.

Ball joints play a crucial role in the suspension system, connecting the control arms to the steering knuckles. If they are worn or damaged, it can affect the stability and control of the vehicle, potentially leading to unsafe driving conditions.

While it's difficult to determine the severity of the issue without a proper inspection, if the ball joints are indeed worn, it's generally recommended to have them replaced as soon as possible. Worn ball joints can cause further damage to other suspension components and compromise the overall handling and safety of the vehicle.

Considering that you have a trip planned, it's crucial to prioritize safety. If there's any doubt about the condition of the ball joints or any other critical components, it would be wise to have the issue addressed before embarking on a long journey. A thorough inspection by a qualified mechanic will provide you with a better understanding of the problem and the necessary repairs needed to ensure safe travels.

Check out the images (below). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem so we can see what's going on.
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Thursday, May 18th, 2023 AT 12:52 PM

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