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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011 Thread Starter
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1997 Mustang knocking and squeaking issues

Hi all, i change the front shocks on my 1997 mustang gt and about two days later every time i go over a bump i am getting this knocking as if the engine mount is gone but it is not constant it only happen when i go over bumps also everytime i turn my wheel iven the slightest i get this loud squeaking. any ideas what might be causing this and is this something i can do myself. i am pretty handy with tools.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011
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did you replace the strut bushings?

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You probably have worn bushings or a bad ball joint in the front end. And if those are bad, you probably have worn bushings in the rear, too.
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I have the same problem without the knocking noise. I just get a ton of squeak when I turn or go over a bump. It's all coming from the front end and I replaced the ball joints 2 weeks ago when I put the new springs in. Would you say bushings?

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How easy is it to remove these bushings and any ideas where i can get OEM replacements
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Check the nuts on the top of the struts. I had a similar issue when I did my shocks. Come to find out I forgot to tighten the strut nuts properly, lol.

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