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Old 01-13-2013, 10:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive been having suspension noise coming from my left front tire on my 98 Taurus. Ive been told its a ball joint and or bearing. I posted a video on Youtube so you can hear the noise, if anyone has an idea or has had the same problem Please help me?
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Probably outer tie rod end. Could be a ball joint. Not a wheel bearing.
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Or...strut tower bearing.
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That sounds really dry, like something needs to be greased or something. Mine makes clunks when it makes sharp turns, parking lots for example.
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I am thinking strut bearing and mount too!! Just changed one that had that sound too!!
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Zack, grease/replace your outer tie rod ends. If you replace, then align.

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Had that similar noise on my 2001 T and it was a dry ball joint. I ended up buying a grease injection needle that connects to a grease gun. I injected about three pumps into the ball joint and noise disappeared. It is still quite two years latter. Make sure you dont have play in that ball joint because it could be going bad. The tie rod can be popped from the knucke and the boot may pop off if it doesn't slide the needle down the tapered stud so you don't puncture the boot. Or puncturethe boot and get it done in ten minutes.
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I had a similar noise on my mothers Tbird. Ball joint was extremely dry. First thing I would do is get a grease gun and lube up everything with a grease zerk.
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Thanks everyone! This will be great help when i bring it to school to work on. Ill use all your comments as a point of reference. Ill let you all know what i did to fix it, but wont be until after the 31st.
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