V6 (1994-2004) MustangsTechnical discussions on the 3.8L and 3.9L V6 torque monsters Sponsored by Optima Batteries
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This chirpy noise is definitely not the balljoints. I know the sound they make, and this is not that sound. Besides, they are brand new Steeda X2's.
The noise has that sound of a squeaky wheel on a shopping cart. As you move the cart faster the wheel starts chirping faster.
Also, when the windows are down, it sounds like it's coming from the drivers side.
Here is what we know so far:
-the noise is coming from the drivers side wheel area (or possibly from the engine bay?)
-it sounds like a chirping shopping cart wheel
-the rate of the chirp is dependant on the speed I am going
-turning the wheels seems to provoke the chirp
I would just take it in to have it checked; however, money is tight right now. I appreciate all the help I can get.
2001 3.8L Convertible
Eibach Pro System Plus, 13" Bullitt Brakes, UDP's, K&N CAI, Tru Dual Exhaust w/ FlowMasters, FRPP 4.10's and LSD, Starfish Wheels w/ Nitto NT555, SCT X3 91 Tune.
He got the punch first, but like Fink said, late model mustangs use a hub with built in bearing. Although its possible to remove and replace the bearing FROM the hub, chances are the hub itself is also worn so....replace the front hubs. Easy way to check this is to go out to your car and firmly wiggle the wheel from the TOP of the tire. Any noticable wheel play that isnt just the car rocking back and forth is bad and indicates worn bearing/hub. Also excessive steering wheel play is an indicator of worn bearing/hub action
Warning: Clif is extremely snide, sarcastic, and a little crazy
'79-'04 Suspension Guru
Last edited by Clif Brohn; 11-12-2009 at 05:05 PM.
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