Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 05-17-2011, 05:42 PM
kisportolt kisportolt is offline
2003 3.0 v6 xlt
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 102
Default squeaking while turning

i noticed today that when i turn, i can hear a squeaking coming from my front passenger wheel (i believe) it happens when i turn the wheel even while parked. any ideas what this could be? all my fluids are full and everything seems to be running normally
__________________
2003 3.0 v6 xlt supercab flex fuel

1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ, 2.5l 5 speed
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-17-2011, 05:58 PM
STL STL is offline
...............

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 23,398
Default Re: squeaking while turning

Have you had the truck up on jack with the tire off. With some one turning the steering wheel?

If not try that and see if you see any thing or can pin point the location.
__________________
2005 Edge

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-19-2011, 07:28 AM
mdsutton48 mdsutton48 is offline
Semper Paratus
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 6
Default Re: squeaking while turning

I had a similar experience with my truck. Try spraying some WD-40 in the lower ball joints and see if the squeak goes away and if there is a shudder when turning. If it does, they probobly are the coulprit.

Mine squeaked when I turned the wheel like you describe. The rubber boot had been broken and eventually things just wore out. I went ahead and replaced both upper and lowers. The lowers I pressed out then pressed new Moogs back in using a rental press tool. The uppers I bought the the upper control arm with ball joint in it.
__________________
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2WD 3.0 V6 FFL
IPF Fog lights, Westin Safari bar, K&N air intake, Wet Okle seat covers, Gibson Cat back Exhaust.

Last edited by mdsutton48; 05-19-2011 at 10:03 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-19-2011, 07:56 AM
CrazyD CrazyD is offline
Ford Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 54
Default Re: squeaking while turning

x2 ball joints and tie rod ends
__________________
2003 Ranger XL Single Cab 2.3l Automatic 2WD

"If it's Fast and Cheap it isn't Reliable, If it's Cheap and Reliable it isn't Fast, If it's Fast and Reliable it isn't Cheap!" - Tony Ivo
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-23-2011, 04:42 PM
kisportolt kisportolt is offline
2003 3.0 v6 xlt
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 102
Default Re: squeaking while turning

ive been reading other threads about this and many agreed it was probably ball joints. i bought a needle attachment for my grease gun, punctured the boot and put a bunch of grease in all four joints. squeak stopped! think this is a good enough fix, or should i still replace them all? a 5 dollar needle sounded a lot better than hundreds for replacements..
__________________
2003 3.0 v6 xlt supercab flex fuel

1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ, 2.5l 5 speed
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-06-2011, 06:12 PM
north44 north44 is offline
Ford Truck Driver
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 77
Default Re: squeaking while turning

Greasing it up may have made the "squeak" go away, but it tells you nothing about the state of the ball joints.

Jack up the truck and check your wheels for any play in the ball joints and the steering - that's the only way you'll be able to tell for sure.
__________________
2003 Supercab Flareside
4 liter V6
4x4 FX4 Level I
5 speed Auto
4.10 LS Rear
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-11-2011, 07:24 PM
Birdhunter1 Birdhunter1 is offline
Ford Motor Co
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 172
Default Re: squeaking while turning

I had that problem, but mine was a cornstalk in just the right place that is rubbed in the brake disc when I turned to the right. Check and see if something is stuck or wedged somewhere it shouldn't be.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-25-2011, 04:19 PM
kisportolt kisportolt is offline
2003 3.0 v6 xlt
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 102
Default Re: squeaking while turning

greased the ball joints and the squeak has stopped. figure i'll let that be enough until i get some spare cash and then maybe i'll venture to actually replace them
__________________
2003 3.0 v6 xlt supercab flex fuel

1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ, 2.5l 5 speed
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-29-2011, 11:49 PM
sheltonfilms sheltonfilms is offline
Junkyard Dog
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,842
Default Re: squeaking while turning

Quote:
Originally Posted by kisportolt View Post
greased the ball joints and the squeak has stopped. figure i'll let that be enough until i get some spare cash and then maybe i'll venture to actually replace them
I did the same fix with mine. But it was only temporary. A month later they were shot. The wear was already there. I replaced all of mine with Moog and couldn't be happier. Lifetime warranty plus grease fittings.
__________________
Automotive Electronics Engineer
2000 XLT 2.5L A/T
Mods:
Explorer OHC
Explorer Autodim Mirrors w/ Autolamps
Explorer Sport White Face Gauges
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fixed my squeaking :) Brodie_laj General Ford Ranger Discussion 3 04-17-2011 09:50 AM
Squeaking alternator Cdy291 3.0 Vulcan Tech 7 12-28-2010 08:47 PM
Squeaking brakes Dan Woodland General Tech 8 10-25-2010 12:42 PM
Unknown Squeaking? HELP! Drewman123 General Tech 2 07-19-2010 01:34 PM
Squeaking in reverse BigT8600 Drivetrain Tech 1 05-27-2010 10:42 AM