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Old 02-19-2007, 10:22 AM   #11  
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Default RE: My car makes noice when i turn the wheels...?

If it moans and groans it's lower ball joints, a very common defect that can occur anytime over 60 K miles. An easy job if you have a balljoint press. I can do them in an hour and a half, I've done at least six cars.

Yes, it can also make a high-pitched squeek, with 90 K on the car I can GUARANTEE that's the problem if they are originals. NO grease fittings=originals!

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Old 02-19-2007, 01:06 PM   #12  
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I concur about the balljoints. Just had mine replaced on my 96GT at 86k miles, it squeaked when not moving and turning the wheel back and forth. Basically, there is no grease fittings, and the rubber boot got damaged, moisture got in, boom rusted out the ball joint.
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:11 PM   #13  
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Personally, I'd try throwing the car up some jackstands, and try prying at the steering rack, and while you're at it, try prying at the control arms, to see if your balljoints separate at all..

I'd lean a little more towards rack bushings, just because, generally w/ lower ball joint malfunction, you'd get some weird tire wear, and you'd DEFINITELY get some feedback through the steering wheel, and/or the chassis at highway speeds... Rack bushings start going bad, and don't really mess things up until they're almost gone...

2 Birds, one stone, hopefully one problem to solve..

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