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Old 11-03-2011, 01:03 AM
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2WD or 4WD truck? You never said.
Roughly how many miles?
Can you make the noise by bouncing the truck front or back?

Does the joint on the end of the Pitman Arm have a Zerk, or is it a sealed joint?
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Is it on a 97 thru 02 f 150 or expedition if so check the Mac strut connections on top shock towers. Those bushings get real noisy.
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I had the same issue I would hear a creaking noise when turning slowly like in a drive-thru, and on my road since it is gravel with potholes bouncing up and down, mine was the lower ball joints after checking everything else, pumped grease thru the plastic cover at it disappeared , there on the list for changing, but Im still working on the engine
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Is it on a 97 thru 02 f 150 or expedition if so check the Mac strut connections on top shock towers. Those bushings get real noisy.
These trucks have front shock absorbers and have never ever come with McPherson struts. No bushings to worry about like you are suggesting.
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it is a 2wd 03 King Ranch...i can not duplicate the noise when i bounce on the truck from side to side, havent really tried front to back...

the more kbsupercrew post, the more my problem sounds just like his...i hear it while in a drive thru turning slowly and when i am hitting potholes and such...i am going to try and squeeze some grease in those ball joints and see if this cures my problem
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it is a 2wd 03 King Ranch...i can not duplicate the noise when i bounce on the truck from side to side, havent really tried front to back...

the more kbsupercrew post, the more my problem sounds just like his...i hear it while in a drive thru turning slowly and when i am hitting potholes and such...i am going to try and squeeze some grease in those ball joints and see if this cures my problem
Oh...you have a 2wd. Then the lower shock bolts I don't think wouldent be your problem. I have a 4wd. I bet ball joints.
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I just had all of the teflon tabs replaced in between each of the leaf springs on my F150, but bouncing on the rear bumper I could distinctly tell that that was the problem. Mine squealed everytime I hit a bump or turned a corner. Turning the radio up fixed the problem for a while, but I finally had them changed out. Silent now.

Bounce on the front and rear bumpers and see if you can hear anything.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:34 PM
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when bouncing on the front or rear bumper i get no noise at all...havent had time to throw it on the lift yet to fill the ball joints with grease yet, but hopefully Monday or Tuesday
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2 wheeler has shocks

Yes the 2 wheelers have regular shocks but the 4x4's have a tortion bar with a set up where there is a turning point that gets dry and noisy. It's been a number of years since I've seen one.
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These trucks have front shock absorbers and have never ever come with McPherson struts. No bushings to worry about like you are suggesting.
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Yes the 2 wheelers have regular shocks but the 4x4's have a tortion bar with a set up where there is a turning point that gets dry and noisy. It's been a number of years since I've seen one.
97-03 4x4s still just have plain ol shocks. I think the 04' 4wd have coil over strut.
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well it is back to the drawing board again...

today i threw her up on a lift and i greased it all up. while under there, i got to pulling on things and trying to make it squeak. well when i pull down on the passenger side it creeks and squeaks like an old antique. on the driver's side it doesnt make a sound. the noise on the passenger side seems to be coming from the spring making metal to metal contact at the bottom.

any thoughts or comments will be much appreciated
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:37 AM
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update...as i have paid more and more attention to this annoying creaking sound that is just getting worse by the day to me it seems...when i had it on the lift the other day it only made the noise and the passenger side when i pulled hard on the sway bar. two things i have noticed since, is when i am turning to the right it makes the noise and it also seems to pull to the right now as well. so i am starting to think that the steering has something to do with this damn noise, but i just can not pin point it exactly...

all suggestions/thoughts welcomed
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When I was seaching for my noise I sprayed inner slide lube (stuff I use at work) on every possible moving joint I saw, rubber grommets and all, up the shocks etc. until I noticed a difference when I soaked the lower joints thats when I stabbed it with a needle joint ( keeping in mind it took several times to get the grease in there) , then I bounced on the rear bumper to really get the front end moving to work it in.
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kbsupercrew...appreciate your response, i will definitely get it on the lift again and just get to greasing it all up again
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update...well i still have not been able to find the noise and it is still driving me crazy. so i am going to go ahead and buy a master bushing kit and just replace all of it and hope that helps. i will update once i get this and installed within the month

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they have these kits at autozone and other places, this is just the cheapest i have found it
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