- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
worn CV joints "click," but only upon turning. worn bearings "grind," with a faint metal-on-metal sound. So, squeaking in the front end is unlikely to be a CV joint or a bearing. Squeak could be almost any front suspension component, but here's the reason to stop guessing what it is and jack up the car, remove the two front tires and inspect the front suspension: it could be a bolt/nut that is loosening - and by catching it, and tightening it, you could save yourself the cost of replacing the missing hardware. Also, be aware that an inspecting mechanic (if your state or county requires a safety inspection (like Pennsylvania)) will inspect all components of your car's front suspension as a routine component of your car's safety inspection. Also:
1-----Inspect----- Coil Spring----- Broken or Weak Coil Springs. 2-----Inspect----- Sway Bar Bushing----- Worn, Damaged, or Faulty Stabilizer Bar Bushings. 3-----Inspect----- Steering Stabilizer Bracket----- Loose or Broken Steering Stabilizer Bracket. 4-----Inspect-----lower ball joints-----Loose bolt/rubber bushing to lower control arm. 5-----Inspect-----Upper Ball Joints-----Loose bolt/missing rubber bushing. 6-----Inspect-----Connecting Rods-----(these are the rods that connect the lower control arm to the front of the frame) Check for loose nut (on the frame side), or loose bolts (on the control arm side).
If your car is about 10 years or older chances are that the front rubber suspension components are worn and rubbing agaings their housing. There are at least 4 areas for each front tire that could be worn: Strut housing, control arm bushings, center control arm bushings, or stabilizer bar bushings. There are ball joints that can wear too, but usually do not make noises at a standstill.
My suggestion is to go to any tire store and have them look put the car up on a rack for a thorough inspection. Most people let these parts go for too long and the cost gets high to replace. You obviously are very careful with your car so this should be a routine suspension fix for the garage. Good luck.
It is hard to find squeeks, It could be bushings, struts, tierods, balljoints, even engine and transmission mounts. The worst one I found after five other people they said was in the dash. vynil was dry and most everytime you hit a bump it would squeek. I sprayed it down heavily with armorall and cured the squeek. Good luck
arm yourself with a can of silicon spray and use it where you think the squeek is coming from,if you do it bit by bit you can then sort out the squeek at source....may take awhile but it WORKS.
i once had a client who moaned for months about a front squeek on a volvo,we had it in 30 plus times....i found it....the rear door rubber
seals were dry.....he insisted it was from the front.....
Noise could be the result of a dried out belt, a belt that needs adjustment or any one of the pulleys driven by the belt. The oil pump has nothing to do with the belt. Inspect it and try tightening it up a bit. If that does not help, remove the belt and check all the pulleys for noise and rough turning, replace the belt and re-tighten.
you can either buy bottom suspension arms with the ball koint atached or just replace the ball joints.
If the suspension arms are shot, then you should be able to feel this when driving over cats eyes in the road. when the wheels contact the cats eyes they wonder, the steering wil feel like its going both ways, not tight, kinda lose?
Ball joints dont squeek they knock! most times its just as cheap to get ball joints and suspension arms/control arms as one. some things dont translate that good from UK to Us the parts have different names here, but thats the same part I mean. When you remove ball joints and in most cases you have to when replacing the arms, they get damaged and rarely last long after being put back in place, you may aswell pay now for one lot of labour than pay twice.
Hi Mike, grease is always a good idea ;) but seriously this could be a grease issue or stabilizer bushings, a bad shock or a broken or cracked bolt in the shock hanger have a look see hope this helps,good luck