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Creaking Noise in Front Axel when going over speed bumps/dips in road

My 2004 Ford Explorer is making a creaching sound when you hit a dip in the road, or especially when you go over a speed bump. Someone said that it could be the CV Joint, but I can't find anything about what it would do if that was it.

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  • reslkz May 19, 2009

    what size is the front axle nut

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    Same thing happens on my '98 Explorer.

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My grandfather has a 97 Ford Crown Vic that used to do the same thing. He had the front end greased when he got an oil change and that solved the problem. So thats probably all you need.

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It's probably a ball joint , many front end components can't be greased only way to fix it is replace it. Have it check fords are susceptible to corrosion and fall apart

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