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joesgt281
08-09-2006, 01:44 PM
Daughters 98 V6 (all stock, 90k miles) is indicating a couple issues:

1. On speed bumps, lite acceleration/braking, basically anything that makes the front end go up or down there's squeaking from both front corners. What's this? Upper A-arm bushings need greasing? (Hello! McFly! It's not 1970 anymore!!! :bash: ) I jest, but I actually have not been into the suspension of a Fox-platform car before. Jiffy Lube says there's nothing to grease. I'm assuming I just need to replace the original worn struts.....?

2. Steering the car at slow speeds yields a creaking sound that I would liken to the sound that the masts make on old big masted ships (anybody see Pirates of the Caribbean?) or a wooden door in an old house. There's also some feedback to the steering wheel.....not smooth like it should be. Power steering fluid level is good. So what the hell is that??? :banghead:

Highlander
08-09-2006, 02:00 PM
new struts would be a good start

SVT Kid
08-09-2006, 02:05 PM
to say the LEAST change the struts! is it back on the road joe?

joesgt281
08-09-2006, 02:07 PM
to say the LEAST change the struts! is it back on the road joe?


thanks Kris.....this is my daughters car.
mine's still in limbo.

joesgt281
08-10-2006, 03:31 PM
anybody got ideas on my steering problem??

YellowMenace
08-10-2006, 04:01 PM
Could be ball joints. They are sealed though, no greasing possible on the stockers. Check the rubber boots around the top of them. If they're cracked or cut you can get water in there and it just sits.

85coupe50
08-10-2006, 04:35 PM
Could be ball joints. They are sealed though, no greasing possible on the stockers. Check the rubber boots around the top of them. If they're cracked or cut you can get water in there and it just sits.


:yeahthat:

I had the same issue on my 98 Cobra and ball joints took care of the situation.

joesgt281
08-10-2006, 04:54 PM
muchas gracias :headbang:

issanni
08-11-2006, 02:42 PM
I concur, most likely ball joints.