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Old 01-17-2011, 02:04 PM
ldhammar ldhammar is offline
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Default Constant squeaking front end

About a month ago, the front end of my ranger started squeaking pretty bad. Started the day after a snow storm/using 4x4. It sounds like it's coming from both sides, and happens when i turn the wheel slightly to either side/go straight. I tried to pinpoint where it was coming from with a buddy of mine, but it's hard to tell. There's no noticeable problems when driving or anything. Other similar posts i read said it could be related to bad ball joints, but i figured that would be noticeable in the steering. Tried lubricating everything with no luck. Anybody have any insight on this problem? Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:19 PM
DangerRanger2000 DangerRanger2000 is offline
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Default Re: Constant squeaking front end

Hey man its probably your lower or upper ball joints, even if they are goin bad you wouldnt be able to tell in the steering, and theres really no way to grease/lubricate them. My lower ball joint on my passenger side squeaks a lil bit every once in a while ,but im not gonna change it til it gets really bad. But if yours is squeaking all the time that would drive me nuts and i would have to change them.
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:22 PM
brinker88 brinker88 is offline
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Default Re: Constant squeaking front end

that or wheel bearings. Jack the front of the truck up and see if theres any play side to side(12 o'clock and 6 o'clock) or up and down.
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