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2000 Chrysler Sebring Conv. replaced struts-front end squeaks on brake and turn

2000 Sebring Convertible
Had my struts replaced ($200.00 per wheel-all four) now the front end squeaks like a creaking door when braking and turning. Repair shop claims it is the wheel bearings and wants additional $350 per wheel? This doesn't seem right that both would go out at the same time..any ideas? p.s. Thank you for this website...has helped us tremendously...

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  • datgig1225 Jan 28, 2009

    What would make my front end shake

  • Froggerrun Mar 25, 2009

    2005 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, same problem. I looked to see for grease fitting on anything in the left front end and found none, even after jacking the car up and removing the tire. I then put the tire back on and pressed down on the fender and I get the same squeak. The suspension seems fine 56,00 mile on the car. It handles well and doesn't pull. Any thoughts???

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    I have the same problem on my 2002...30,000 miles.
    Thought I'd get under there with some WD40 and spray the rubber bushings to see if I can alleviate it and zero in on the problem.

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    reality0071 Jan 12, 2012

    My sebring is doing the exact same thing and it used to only do it when it was mild and warm out. Out where I live in Manitoba Canada, the winter has been mild, then cold mild then cold. I doubt it would be the bearings. Jack the car up and I suggest jackstands as well, but a hydraulic jack is best. Spin the wheel, and see if it wobbles, makes a grinding noise. Also grab the tire with one hand on top and bottom and pull a little bit, and see if there is any play. I've had bearings go on me, and they usually last a very long time, but when they start to go, the car will usually pull slightly depending on how far damaged the bearings are.

  • Scott Martin
    Scott Martin Nov 08, 2013

    Well on my 93 Ford Tbird all 4 ball joint control arm assemblies have been replace but not at same time. We lubed everything we could get to. I can feel the squeak when touching strut on top under hood. Does not explain my rattle that goes away when braking or strong pull to right when braking. I do not think my left caliper is working at all.

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The reason why ur car squeaks is the ball joint i have a chrysler and same thing happened n my friend knows a lil bit bout cars had the same prob with hiss car and then the tire came of came to find out it was the ball joint causing the squeaks its not bearings or ur brakes car places told me same thing didnt fix it it is 100 percent ur ball joint and when u ask for the part ask for a lower control arm with a ball joint and install it by whoever

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There are no grease fittings on the original front suspension parts of my 1996 sebring convertible and thats why it squeeks and creeks. if you want to spend alot of money to replace all the parts with new ones with grease fittings, go for it. i just play the radio loud. lol and enjoy the original 80,000 mile car with no payments.

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

Well, first of all you need to get away from that mechanic. For 200 dollars you should have been able to do all of your struts max 400 all four. Thats 800 you paid??????

Anyway. Bearings do not creak, if a bearing is bad you will either hear something similar to hum, hum, hum noise and if they are realy bad it would be a grinding noise. So forget the bearing, this guy is trying to take you for a ride.

Suggest you take the vehicle to a competent front end shop and have them check your rubber bushings in the front suspension.

You might want to consider taking the car to another shop to have it check out for that installation
It sounds to me like he might of left the rubber cushioner off, thus producing the squeak. Since I don't know if you replace the springs or not. Squeaky sounds are worn rubber bushings, and when was the last time you lubricated your ball joints?.

Since the problem seems to have started with the change of struts, I would have to guess something was not done correctly.

Did you have the struts change with springs? Or just the struts.?

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Nope depends on the car! Chyrslers have sway bar end link and sway bar bushing problems. Replace the end links and grease the bushings. For example. Take the bushing out and pack it with grease. Easy smeezy

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  • jamesherman1 Feb 21, 2012

    On that year there is a ball joint type of end link.

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