Squeaking when turning/hit bump - Ford Mustang Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011 Thread Starter
aaronklemme's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Connersville, Indiana
Posts: 1
Squeaking when turning/hit bump

I have a 98 V6 and every time that i turn the wheel either way or hit a bump there is a loud squeaking noise.

I know its not the power steering cause I have checked it. and I pushed down on the right fender above the tire and the squeak happens, but nothing happens when you do it on the left side.

My brother in law mentioned that it could be the strut going bad? Could this be it?

I had a similar problem when i used to own a 95 Grand Prix GTP but it was in the rear section.

Any help would be appreciated before I pay out the $$$ for the fixing of it.

aaronklemme is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011
jmalatino93's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Cherry Hill
Posts: 27
deffenetly sounds like a strut, mine squeaks all day, after every bump!

jmalatino93 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011
V6 Member
fordboy 3.8's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Louisville
Posts: 144
ya it really sounds like a a strut is shot but just to rule out any other things jack the car up by the lower control arm and check for any play in the wheel (side to side for tie rod ends very common, up and down for wheel bearings, ball joints) just putting that since it would need aligned after the struts are replaced and for no extra suprises
fordboy 3.8 is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011
yorgie's Avatar
Joined: May 2005
Location: Racine
Posts: 60
I had the same thing for a long time and I thought it was 'tie-rod' ends and shot grease in them (needle gun through rubber boots) and only got a slight relief. It sounds like the old sqeaking rigging of a wooden sailing vessel, right? I remained puzzled until the ultimate diagnoses took place,..........the right lower ball joint busted completely off the lower control arm. I was lucky,....it happened on the way to church at 30 mph, not at 80 mph 150 miles away from home, just two days earlier. Get a good mechanic on your front end if you don't know how.

'95, white convertable, auto trans, under drive pulley, cai, 3:73 gear. Just enough snap for a 62 year old kid! (my wife's a blond so the top MUST be down, or she won't get in!!)
yorgie is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a VALID email address for yourself, otherwise you will not receive the necessary confirmation email needed to confirm, validate and activate your new AFM member account.

Failure to provide a VALID email address, will result in the cancellation of your new AFM member account registration.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome