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Squeaky Front end

John G

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Year, Model & Trim Level
93 Eddie Bauer
My 93' Eddue Bauer Explorer has a front end squeak when going over bumps or coming to a stop. It is pretty loud and I have heard other Explorers and various 4 x 4's and vans with the exact same squeak. Any idea's on what could be causing it?
 



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Sallad420

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'96 XL 4WD
The best place to start is use the SEARCH feature at the top of this page.

There is TONS of threads on squeaking/creaking/klunking/popping, etc.

I'm in the process of fixing, well trying to fix, the creaking/sweaking noises coming from my front end as well.

I have found it's most likely my Sway Bar endlinks or Sway Bar Bushings (main ones), it could be something different for you. As I said try searching and read what people say to help narrow the problem down further.Searching is a lot faster than waiting for someone to respond.
 






Garth

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98 Eddie Bauer
Sallad420
Did you get the problem solved?
 






Sallad420

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Garth, I have the new end links, still waiting for the main bushings to arrive. They've been on back order from Moog for almost a month now. Once I get them in, I'll start by replacing them and see if that helps the squeaking noise.

Next step is the wheel bearings. Still looking for a cheaper set. They are $400 (CDN) a side!
 






RickOTR

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Just get a can of synthetic lube and spray the bushings. I have to do it to mine about every four months or the noise will drive me nuts.
 






Garth

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Do you have a name for the lube, RickOTR? I may have to ask, and the guys at the parts store dont know much.
 






RickOTR

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Just go to wal-mart or any auto parts store and tell them you need the lubrication spray in a can. I use slick 50, but there are many other brands out there.
 






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