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I get a squeaking noise when i turn the steering wheel right or left. replaced struts, and stablizer link rod on 2001 ford escape

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    Jim Lorts Jul 16, 2012

    I had my Escape diagnosed andreplaced both end rods on my 2002 Escape. Fixed the squeaking noisw when turning. End rod was almost i mpossible to move it was so bound up! You can try the WD-40 trick but it may not work for long or it may stay quiet.

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I have a 2002 Escape V6. I had a squeak when turning... even when standing still. It was fairly low mileage: 40,000 miles?
It was the outer tie rod. You could feel it squeak in your hand while someone else turned the steering wheel.
I disconnected the tie rod. I wasn't worn, just squeaky. I squirted a little WD40 inside the boot, and worked it in. Reassembled and squeak gone.
I bought a replacement tie rod, but never had to put it on. I'm now at 110,000 miles.

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Tie rod end seized ? or ball joint.

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