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Old 03-11-2004, 10:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I did try spraying some grease into where the steering shaft passes through the rubber boot in the firewall like John in Charlotte described.* It didn't really help it much.* I think the sound may be either pump or rack related now.* It doesn't happen at a full lock turn of the steering wheel.* It happens even if you move the wheel a little.* Thanks again for the replies.* I will most likely bring it into the Ford dealer next week.* I'll let you know what happens.
You know what I discovered was contributing to my "rubber farting sound"??? The rubber boot thing over the plunger area was actually depressed down and was making contact inside there where it's not supposed to.... It seems that one of the alignment guys got his big feet up in there under the brake pedal and pushed my boot in...... I loosened the bolts, popped it back out and lube her up.... NO NOISE!!!! Check yours for that.
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Didn't we have this same conversation just a few weeks ago? Anyway..... My '00 Sable made a brief groan when the wheel is turned near the locks. Usually when I first started it up on cold mornings. Several on this board said the same thing. Some described the noise as "Fart like." I'd say thats what mine sounded like too. Anyway.... several here said all you need to do is lube the steering column as it goes through the firewall just above the brake pedal. There's a round, white plastic plunger looking deal that goes through a black rubber boot. I started my car, got down beside the car and sprayed a WD-40 like stuff I have,..... it's called white, litium grease........ around the white plunger looking deal. Reached up and turned the wheel a half a turn and sprayed some more. And that was it......... No more steering, groan, grunt or fart like sound.
Hey John, I'm a to this board. I just got unboard like a week ago..... Thanks for your reply, it helped me to know where to begin.
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Let me start by saying thanks again for all the help. I did try greasing up the rubber boot in the firewall where the steering shaft passes through. Greasing the boot and column did not help in my case. I took my 99 Taurus LX to the Ford dealership today. They said that both outer tie rods needed to be replaced and an alignment done. It should be done today. Hopefully this will solve the squeaking sound coming from the steering. Thanks again for everyones help.

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i heard a lot of taurus steering wheels squeak... i took mine in and they greased it up and stuff..dont knoe if it helped
What do you mean by "they greased it up" ?? Lubed the front end parts, or what? [/b]
sadly, they didnt go into detail damn warranty work lol
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Ball joints squeak when thay dont have grease in them grease them up and see what happens notorious on the trucks and vans not sure on the cars. Trucks are sealed balljoint soo greaseing them isnt an option but i would check it
Yes, I have had ball joint trouble on the Explorer before. They usually make a groaning sound when you go over bumps. The lack of zerks really ticked me off as I can't re-grease the joints...I think maybe you can on the Taurus though?
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I got the car back from the dealership and the squeaking noise is gone. They did a good job with the car. On a different note, I believe that the balljoints on these cars are sealed, I did not see any fittings underneath on my 99. Thanks again.

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I hope this helps but on my car the dealer replaced steering column
bearing. no more noise.
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