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Old 12-26-2011, 12:18 PM
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At 269K all of the leafspring bushings are cracked and split, I can see the damage with a flashlight. I plan to replace them this next spring or as soon as the weather permits.
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im only at 95k on my 03 and my leaf spring bushings seem good. i have inspected them while i had the truck on the lift, but once i get to replacing all these other bushings i will look into those as well since i will be ripping it all apart
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Glad to hear you fixed it
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i have not fixed the problem yet...the problem still persist, but i do believe i have found the problem. on my passenger side, the coil spring insulator is half way out of the side and i can tell that i am getting metal to metal contact there. i will be changing that insulator out on Monday
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I just went through the same thing, I have a 2000 F-150 2WD. I had a loud squeeking noise on the front passenger side. It turned out to be the lower control arm ball joint it was worn out and loose. while I was there I changed out the upper control arm and the outer tie rod end. $185.00 in parts and several hours of work and no more squeek. The good news the new parts had grease fittings where the OEM parts did not. Good Luck.
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I have a V6 2000 F150 and my mother just asked me to never drive it
when I come to visit her because the squeaking is so loud she is embarrassed in front of her neighbors.

There was talk earlier in this thread about a guy using a needle to squirt
grease into some bushings and I am not familiar with such equipment.

All I am aware of is std grease guns which need zerk fittings.

It seems to me that I will need something very runny like WD-40 or
other aerosol spray or maybe silicone spray since the bushings are
rubber like. Maybe regular oil will degrade the rubber type bushings?

So the question is, what is the best liquid to try to spray into the
dry parts of my suspension to help reduce the squeaking ? My 2wd truck
only has 63K miles exclusively on the road. I bet Ford probably
saved a total of $15 bucks by using the cheap joints without zerk fittings
and would cost well over a thousand bucks to hire the dealer to replace
all those noisy joints. I sure hope the newer trucks have the zerk
fittings instead of the very cheapest parts that were used in 2000 models.
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well i have tried anything and everything that anybody has ever mentioned and still absolutely no luck, mine just keeps creaking along no matter what I change out on it. I have changed all suspension parts from shocks, springs, bushings, upper and lower control arms and still nothing. i even pressure washed the hell out of it in cause there was so mud or salt stuck in somewhere and causing it, still nothing. i have given up and now plan on selling the truck, I hope...

so any last minute ideas before i take the old dog behind the woodshed and put her out of MY misery?
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