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Squeak when turning, can also be made if vehicle is rocked

When turning a squeaking noise is made. It sounds like a zerk is dry. I took it in and they said it has a few dry zerks and I told them I would take care of it not to charge me. the only zerks I can find are on the tie rods and I greased them up a few days ago and no change. where are other grease zerks located on a 98 Mark VIII

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  • Chris Yelton May 27, 2009

    ball joints did not have any on the. the mechanic mentioned something about a radius arm. I have never head of one of these. Where would the a-frame bushings be, or are you talking about the sway bar bushings? No zerks on them.

  • Chris Yelton May 27, 2009

    the upper balljoint is attached to the control arm so I will see how it is mounted to the car and spray it down.




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Your luckey to have grease zerks on your tierod ends most newer cars don't have any at all. If there any more they would be on the upper and lower ball joints, and maybe the a-frame bushings, but don't be surprised if you don't find any.

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  • ccn7 May 27, 2009

    Where your top ball joint is follow the a-shaped frame up to the maine frame (thats your a-frame) on each end there are rubber bushings, usely any where steel and rubber meet you will get a sweek but chanses are there are no zerks there either, but you can try spraying them with some WD-40 just to see if thats where the sweek is comming from. The michanic might be talking about the idler arm or pit min arm or both, the pit min arm comes off the steering gear box and goes to the drag link. on the passenger side of car is where the idler arm is and that hooks to the drag link to you can chk. them for zerks too. When the manufacturer quit putting zerks in to grease is when thies problems started. And the sad thing is its all over the all mighty dollar.

  • ccn7 May 27, 2009

    Yes some people call it upper control arm i call it upper a-arm because its shaped like a A.It will run from the ball joint to the frame of the car Just spray them rubbers ( both sides) and both sides of car left side and right side. And if the squeek goes away then you will know.



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