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The front end seems to squeak when you turn the steering wheel. Even when sitting still and you shake the car it squeaks. Greased every fitting and didn't change at all

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Tie Rods? Ball Joints? Struts? Just throwing out the possiblilties...

Posted on Feb 08, 2013

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    Tie Rods? Ball Joints? Struts? Just throwing out the possiblilties...

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Suspention struts have tight seals causing the squeak.Try spaying the chrom in the strut with penatraiting oil while some one is shaking the car up and down.Hope that helped you.

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Sounds like sub frame bushings or front lower controll arm bushings
usualy they will clunk also like a binding sound

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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