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Old 06-01-2018, 04:25 AM
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Default 2011 Ford ranger front end squeaking

I have a 2011 Ford Rager 4 x 4 that started to devope this annoying squeaking noise on the up and down sway of the truck. I took the time to spray down each rubber bushing with a mix of new motor oil and WD40.
This helped to eliminate the noise for about a month when it returned. I decided to take the truck into Ford there with in 20 min they told me it was the shocks so not knowing any better i trusted there judgement and had them changed and when i picked the truck up the noise was still there. I immediately gave the truck back and said all you accomplished here was to spend my money on parts i did not need nore did it help the problem. Ford took the truck back in and held it up for two more days when they called and said the problem was the stabilizer and stanilizer joints so trusting your Ford dealership i said ok great go ahead and change them out. The next day i picked up the truck the noise was still there just not as loud. I’ve totally lost faith in my local Ford dealership I need to find a corner garage guy with many years of experiance. Some how i feel i got hosed by My local Ford. Any clues to what else i can look at that may be making this annoying squeak would be appreciated and apparently Ford said the ball joints are all fine.

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Old 06-01-2018, 06:40 AM
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Default Re: 2011 Ford ranger front end squeaking

welcome to the forum! what's the mileage on the truck? just curious...
it's always hard to tell without seeing it ourselves lol, but i would double check those ball joints myself if I were you. we can tell you how if you want. they might still be tight and all, but if they are dried out then that will do it. if the boots are torn or cracked at all, then it wouldn't surprise me.
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:00 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ford ranger front end squeaking

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I would lube those bushings again, If the goes away like the last time I would think it would be the bushings. I had a squeak on my 2002 that I chased for a month. It turned out to be one of the stabilizer links, but they apparently replaced yours already.
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:59 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ford ranger front end squeaking

Thanks for the advice guys, the truck is a 2011 and it just hit 170.000 klm. I’m still thinking it may be a ball joint myself, but surely the Ford trained mechanics would of checked them all as a process of elimination. I think my days of going to Ford for service are over i need to find a good corner mechanic with a fews experience behind him on front ends.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:12 PM
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Default Re: 2011 Ford ranger front end squeaking

When replacing ball joints like the upper ball joints can you just replace them or do you have to replace the whole control arm?
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:14 AM
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best i remember, my stock ones were welded in. so i replaced the whole UCA
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:06 AM
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I had a 2002 mazda pickup and when the tie rod ends went i heard a sound like you describe. 6 months before the tie rods failed i heard all the time whenever i hit a bump.
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:39 PM
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When replacing ball joints like the upper ball joints can you just replace them or do you have to replace the whole control arm?
Whole upper arm, you can get aftermarket arms that the UBJ's can be pressed in but the stock ones... no.

Bottom ones can be replaced.

It isn't the bushings it is the ball joints. Just went through this about a month ago.
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