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What causes squeeking on a 1997 ford explorer in the front

I have 1997 ford explorer and it is squeeking in the front i replaced the shocks but that didnt help what else could it be

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Have you looked at your ball joints? My explorer was doing that and I couldn't figure out why, got new tires went to get it aligned and I had two busted ball joints, very popular on the Explorers from the 90's.

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Does it happen while the drive belt is moving? I have an incessant squeak on my Taurus from the a/c compressor. If it sounds like a cricket, it could be your brakes.

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Check the front suspension ball joints and steering joints. Check wheel bearings and adjustment. Check shock absorber mounts for condition . Check steering insert condition and top mount rubbers and bearings if McPherson strut set up.. If you have a steering shock absorber then check it's condition and mounting

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They don't have struts they have regular old shock absorbers. $20.00 a piece for shocks should be about the same to install them.

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My 1997 Ford Explorer AWD has shocks in the front.

Also, if yours has shocks, be certain you get replacement shocks for AWD/4WD and not 2WD versions. They are not the same; the 2WD shocks have a longer body/shorter rod that will rub on the drive shaft--at least until they are sufficient bent/dented to clear the shaft (at which time they may not be working so well any longer, having leaked...) ;-)

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If its a squeeking noise the rubber bushes on the shocks or the lower contol arm are worn out, if its a grinding noise it could be the shock itself. If it happens when you turn, a clucking noise might indicate a worn cv joint, or a worn wheel bearing. These are all things that need to be replaced by a professional mechanic, if you have the tools, the bushes might not be too hard to do yourself though. Hope this helps!

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you did not indicated when the squeek occurs. If you turn the steering wheel and there is a dry squeek look at the tie rod ends. If you bounce the truck and the squeek is heard look at the stabilizer bar bushings {most common cause } If this is the cause, lubing them is a temporary fix they should be replaced.

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