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Old 03-07-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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Few weeks ago my car started making a loud grinding/squeaking sound when the wheel would cut too far to the side, or if i go over a bump in the road. It comes from the front drivers side wheel well. Or in that general area, cannot really pinpoint it. It has gotten to the point of being terrible, and i'm pissed off because i just bought the car last month. SO, if any of you fellas would like to get me started on the right path to fixing this, i would thank you kindly. P.S. i might be able to get a video of the squeaking/grinding tomorrow if absolutely necessary, like i said if i cut the wheel even a little bit, it gets extremely loud, or when the car bounces. It had previously been squealing when i would exit the car also. Thanks guys. Also i know there was just a thread on this. And i did not want to thread jack his thread, plus i couldn't find it.
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Few weeks ago my car started making a loud grinding/squeaking sound when the wheel would cut too far to the side, or if i go over a bump in the road. It comes from the front drivers side wheel well. Or in that general area, cannot really pinpoint it. It has gotten to the point of being terrible, and i'm pissed off because i just bought the car last month. SO, if any of you fellas would like to get me started on the right path to fixing this, i would thank you kindly. P.S. i might be able to get a video of the squeaking/grinding tomorrow if absolutely necessary, like i said if i cut the wheel even a little bit, it gets extremely loud, or when the car bounces. It had previously been squealing when i would exit the car also. Thanks guys. Also i know there was just a thread on this. And i did not want to thread jack his thread, plus i couldn't find it.
Hmmm..sounds like bearings i would just need a pic rather then video to help
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I know close to nothing about cars, so tell me which bearing you think are bad, and i'll find it, and snap some photos. How do i tell if they're bad?
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Hmmm..sounds like bearings i would just need a pic rather then video to help
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Just by your discription it's sounds like it is the Front axle bearing! And if is, you need to replace Both. Right and leftside. You need to get them done soon. You can't put those off.
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Sounds like powersteering pump

It's on driver side too
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Sounds like powersteering pump

It's on driver side too
See, i had that sneaking suspicion also, but would it make the sound after hitting a bump also? I was also able to recreate the sound by pushing on the front fender. Not even that hard actually. The car will be parked until i can get it to a shop. Luckily tomorrow is payday. Hopefully it won't cost more than a couple hundred bucks. Any of you gentlemen want to throw out a rough estimate as to what this may cost to repair? I'm not looking for an exact amount. Just a rough estimate.
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See, i had that sneaking suspicion also, but would it make the sound after hitting a bump also? I was also able to recreate the sound by pushing on the front fender. Not even that hard actually. The car will be parked until i can get it to a shop. Luckily tomorrow is payday. Hopefully it won't cost more than a couple hundred bucks. Any of you gentlemen want to throw out a rough estimate as to what this may cost to repair? I'm not looking for an exact amount. Just a rough estimate.
Easy way to tell the difference is park the car and turn the steering ...if there's no noise then drive it and.then turn the steering and if it makes noise then its bearings.
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See, i had that sneaking suspicion also, but would it make the sound after hitting a bump also? I was also able to recreate the sound by pushing on the front fender. Not even that hard actually. The car will be parked until i can get it to a shop. Luckily tomorrow is payday. Hopefully it won't cost more than a couple hundred bucks. Any of you gentlemen want to throw out a rough estimate as to what this may cost to repair? I'm not looking for an exact amount. Just a rough estimate.
Everything your explaining is what i got going on. When I'm parked i do the same pushing on the fender i greased everything up i could and it went away came back maybe a day later ,if you find out please let me know id really appreciate it man
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:13 PM   #9
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Everything your explaining is what i got going on. When I'm parked i do the same pushing on the fender i greased everything up i could and it went away came back maybe a day later ,if you find out please let me know id really appreciate it man
Your thread is the thread i didn't want to jack. LOL. And also, i can be at a stand still, turn the wheel, and it will creak. I can roll a bit, and it will creak. Hell, sometimes if i accelerate too hard it will creak. /:
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Is it a creak or a whining noise??
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:18 PM   #11
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Your thread is the thread i didn't want to jack. LOL. And also, i can be at a stand still, turn the wheel, and it will creak. I can roll a bit, and it will creak. Hell, sometimes if i accelerate too hard it will creak. /:
Yeah i hada feeling, all the same here i haven't even had time to check it out, I'm gonna take a look tomorrow and if i find my problem ill let you know for sure!
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Is it a creak or a whining noise??
It is like a loud creak. Like straight up rusty door hinge creak. At least thats what it sounds like to me.

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Yeah i hada feeling, all the same here i haven't even had time to check it out, I'm gonna take a look tomorrow and if i find my problem ill let you know for sure!
And same for you, if i end up finding out what this annoyance is, i will let you know aswell. I might get a chance to look at the car tomorrow night.
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Kinda sounds like ur describing what my car did when the ball joints were bad.
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Well an update. I work long hours on weekends and don't have time to look at the car. My dad is a retired mechanic of 40+ years, so i had him look at it for me. He cannot tell if it's a ball joint or one of the struts. But he did notice that the ball joints aren't grease-able? In my V6 they were. Sohe's guessing that they went bad previously, and were replaced. So i'm going to bring it to a local mechanic. I'll keep you guys posted.
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Oem balljoints in mustang are non greasble. Replacements usually are. There is a good possibility your noise is ball joints but also check your sway bar bushings and end links. These are all very common to go bad on these cars and most fords in general
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My lower ball joints just went bad on both sides a week ago. I went with MOOG grease fitted ball joints and with labor/parts and alignment was 400$ ..my car was squeaking and creaking when going over even the smallest bumps and would hear at low speeds.
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If the car has been lowered, check the springs. One may not be installed properly and maybe the isos were left off.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:45 PM   #18
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Yeah, forgot to post in the thread. But they're my ball joints. $425 to replace both sides. Going to have it done tuesday morning.
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Yeah, forgot to post in the thread. But they're my ball joints. $425 to replace both sides. Going to have it done tuesday morning.
About same price I paid. Labor is what kills the job, parts are fairly inexpensive ..glad you found the problem though
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:34 PM   #21
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$476 for ball joints, and some other link that was bad. Not too bad. Cheaper than was expected, but i did however find this scratch on the fender. ): not sure if they did it or not.
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