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Old 11-11-2009, 10:56 AM   #1
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Default Squeak from wheel area

I have a squeak coming from the front wheel area. The squeak gets worse when I turn the steering wheel to the right or left. Seems to be fine when the steering wheel is straight.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:14 AM   #2
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Tie rod, some bushing? Just some guesses not sure.
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:47 PM   #3
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got the same problem
didn't figure it out which one it is, but I guess it can be the tie rod or the ball joint
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if its the front wheels it is mostly the BALL JOINT
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Yeah but he put X2's but I doubt they would wear out that fast...
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Are X2`s greasable? If they are grease them.
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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.
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time to rebuild the hub
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Are the hubs able to be rebuilt on our cars? I know most of the cars today have hub assemblies that cant be rebuilt.
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time to rebuild the hub
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
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