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95 2wd f150 creaking steering and pulling left

 
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:07 PM
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well 39000 miles and the balljoints tight, no play whatsoever. it is a stock joint though so i'm not sure if it has a zerk fitting and it's dark now so im not gonna go look, but if it does ill give her a shot. where is the axle pivot bushing, is it towards the center where the spindle mounts to the frame? bc the noise seems to be from the area right around the axle under the drivers side wheel well
 
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:33 AM
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The pivot bushings are at the ends of the Twin Traction Beams. But if you say the noise is coming from the DS wheel well then it probably is a ball joint. There are two axle pivot bushings, one being about center of the cab and the other being further over on the passenger side. So that noise wouldn't be isolated to the DS wheel well.

But to be honest the truck's old. It's gonna pop and creak til you go through and replace all the worn parts. Like you said, it's 15 years old.

.....and you have gone through to make sure it's not something simple like a loose shock bolt or something?
 
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:49 PM
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i havent rechecked all the bolts but im almost positive it's not the shocks bc pushing one side up or down doesnt cause the noise, and all of that load is on the front coils and shocks. it's only when i go up a hill or driveway to cause the axles to pivot, so im really leaning towards axle pivot bushings as well. The balljoint option remains there but i'm experiencing no other problems related to a dry ball joint(like dead spots in the steering). Regardless I have another problem, I put my emergency brake on when the truck was on ramps and a buddy was welding up roundstock to remount my running board, and the cable broke. I pulled the release and it released fine but the parking brake dash light is on. So after I fix that AND put the new front gas tank in and make sure it's working, i'll tackle the creak.
 
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:05 PM
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There was a TSB that Ford issued on this problem. You may find this helpful.
 
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:27 PM
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thanks red, ill look into that. it's strange tht they say nothing of bushings, which gives hope to me not needing any new parts haha
 
 
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