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Old 09-21-2014, 07:19 AM   #1
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Squeaking AGAIN

So I replaced my steering shaft and outer tie rod ends recently. The steering shaft came with inner tie rods. I also got the MM aluminum bushing kit for the steering shaft. Not too long ago I also replaced my ball joints with the steeda X2 balljoints or whatever.

Now my steering squeaks when I turn the wheel standing still or going slowly. What else can I replace? is there a bushing on the steering shaft or anything? Thanks for any help!
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Steering rack mounting bolt sleeves

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can you upload a video sound clip of the noise?
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Here is a quick video, it is more of a creak than a squeak I guess? Any help would be awesome
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My vote is for the steering rack sleeves

http://www.paladinmicro.com/pmicro.p...ingRackFix.htm

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That video won't play for me.

Did you replace the strut bushings when you installed new struts?
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Almost sounds liek a strut or caliper bind when trying to turn. Have you checked your strut for being loose at the top or bottom?
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That video won't play for me.



Did you replace the strut bushings when you installed new struts?

I didn't install new struts ๐Ÿ˜ณ not yet at least. Any write ups on replacing the bushings? Thsnks for the help๐Ÿ‘


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That video won't play for me.



Did you replace the strut bushings when you installed new struts?

I didn't install new struts ๐Ÿ˜ณ not yet at least. Any write ups on replacing the bushings? Thanks for the help๐Ÿ‘


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Almost sounds liek a strut or caliper bind when trying to turn. Have you checked your strut for being loose at the top or bottom?

I have not and I haven't installed new struts but I def need to. I'm on H&R super sports with stock struts and it sucks a lot lol. Any write ups on replacing bushings for the struts?

Also, there's play in my steering wheel, don't know if that is important. Thanks for the help everyone ๐Ÿ‘

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The front strut bushings are ABC to install. Just unbolt the top nut, and let the tire and control arm assy hang down while on jack stands, once you get the strut to compress, slide off the top bushing and replace with a new one and bolt back up. But if the struts are tired and need replacing, I would just replace them. But to say that is the root cause of the noise you are hearing, that is not a certain fix.

Here is what I would do, get a second person to steer the car while you are under the front so to hear where the noise is coming from. See if it will do it while the car is off but the key in the om position. You may have to jack it up alittle depending on how big you are. But I would not want to take the complete load off the frontend when trying to hear this noise. Unless it does it wiht the car up in the air. But I would assume it probably will not do it unloaded. So that is my best advise to you to help diagnose where it is coming from. But to me it sounds as if the strut or caliper binding on turn. But we can only say so much without being there to witness it up close.
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The front strut bushings are ABC to install. Just unbolt the top nut, and let the tire and control arm assy hang down while on jack stands, once you get the strut to compress, slide off the top bushing and replace with a new one and bolt back up. But if the struts are tired and need replacing, I would just replace them. But to say that is the root cause of the noise you are hearing, that is not a certain fix.

Here is what I would do, get a second person to steer the car while you are under the front so to hear where the noise is coming from. See if it will do it while the car is off but the key in the om position. You may have to jack it up alittle depending on how big you are. But I would not want to take the complete load off the frontend when trying to hear this noise. Unless it does it wiht the car up in the air. But I would assume it probably will not do it unloaded. So that is my best advise to you to help diagnose where it is coming from. But to me it sounds as if the strut or caliper binding on turn. But we can only say so much without being there to witness it up close.

Interesting... I'll do that this week and probably replace my struts any ways! Thanks again I appreciate it! Any other opinions on what it could be?


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The original struts are probably failing because of the lowering springs.
Make sure to install some quality strut bushings when you replace the struts.
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Any suggestions on what struts/bushings?


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Koni's, Bilstein's, Tokico Blue (OEM). But IMO the Bilsteins are the best strut and shock on the market for these applications, Koni's are a close second to them. Tokico's are OEM and are decent for the money. If you are a DD the car and not pushing it to it's limits and not noticing any body roll then you can stay with OEM Tokico's.
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Apparently, they're calling them "Strut mount" on Rockauto.
I'd go with the KYB's and then any of the strut/shocks that meet the requirements of the main use of your Mustang.
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I have the same noise coming from my car except it doesn't start happening until i drive it for 30 mins
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