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2005 Explorer with a front end noise.

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Old 07-20-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
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2005 Explorer with a front end noise.

I have a 2005 explorer every time I go over a bump it makes a squeeky sound from the front end kinda like an old matteress spring, is it shocks or do the bushings need replaced?
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
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More than likely it's the bushing. I had the same problem going slow over speed bumps. Changed the front and rear swaybars with a full Eibach kit w/urethane bushings. Sound never came back....good luck!

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Old 07-20-2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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Welcome to this forum! I've moved your thread to the stock 2002-2005 section. Any part that is worn is going to squeak.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:16 PM   #4
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Front sway bar bushing squeak is a common niusance on these.

To confirm (and silence it short term), spray these bushings (two of them) with WD-40. The squeaking should go away.

This is what I am doing until a convenient time to replace them.

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Old 07-21-2009, 02:53 PM   #5
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I've been spraying mine with WD40 every once in a while. Keeps coming back. I guess I'll change the bushings eventually.

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Old 07-21-2009, 03:05 PM   #6
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Mine was doing it and I sprayed them with WD-40, it stopped it. Just look in the wheel well and they are right there.
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