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Front end squeak??

IN2FORD

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Well I just starting hearing a vey loud squeak in the front end. It happens when I go over bumps or just by pushing on the front bumper. It is some where near the front wheels. Is there any grease points in the front? Sounds like a dry bushing. Oh by the way it is a 95 4x4 Explorer.
 
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davidmmm69

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on my 95 explorer 2 wd it was fine until i moved back into the cold weather,the last few night it has been down to 0 or -5 last night and when i left work at 8 am this morning i have never heard of a front end of a truck squeak more than this one...
it is incredible it is like I just have to look at it and squeak squeak squeak...
It ha over 150000 miles on it and the originl ball joints and that has a big factor in it an maybe sway bar bushings and stuff... as soon as i find out the cheapet place to buy spindals for my truck to raise me another 3 inches i will then change bakk joints since all will be apart.
But I would say ball joints and if they are original there is no way to grease them.except i have heard people spraying PB Blaster on the front end I have a new can waiting for it to warm up above freezing to see how it helps. will let you know when i do..

GoD I am glad to have moved back to mass just in time for winter.I love the cold weather. except when you have vehicle poblems lol.
 
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KPT

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Its probably the sway bar bushings. Take the endlinks off, move the bar up and down by hand and see if it squeaks.
 
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IN2FORD

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Found out the problem today. Ball joint on passenger side. I replaced it with a greasable joint this time. Good to go for now....
 
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jayhawkexplorer

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Lower or upper?
 
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Lloyd10977

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I had what appears to be the same issue last November. Anoying squeak going over slight bumps and a horrendous squeak standing still when turning the steering wheel from lock to lock.

problem: ball joints. Instead of determining which one, I replaced them all. Squeaks eliminated.
 
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Christobal65

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Would bad ball joints cause this same problem on a first gen? Cause this sounds like the same exact thing that my explorer is doing. On speed bumps and low speed bumps i get a horrible squeek every time the suspension compresses and then extends again. It also seems to be making the truck ride stiffer.
 
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redleg1one

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Got a '93' doing the same thing.
 
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