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Got a new squeak!

I have a new squeak that is getting worse. It happens over some bumps and when I turn the wheel back and forth. Any one have an idea on what it could be?
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Sounds like a ball joint going away.....specifically a lower joint since the upper joint carries no weight.
Sneak a floor jack under the control arm next to the tire and lift it enouph for the tire to come off the ground. Doing this unloads the ball joint.
See if the sound changes or disappears.
If it does, lower ball joints are in your future.

If it is still there, then a tie rod could be dried out and need replacement.

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Sounds like a ball joint going away.....specifically a lower joint since the upper joint carries no weight.
Sneak a floor jack under the control arm next to the tire and lift it enouph for the tire to come off the ground. Doing this unloads the ball joint.
See if the sound changes or disappears.
If it does, lower ball joints are in your future.

If it is still there, then a tie rod could be dried out and need replacement.

Rob

Thanks robby. the upper ones are new jeepin by Al they should be fine.The sound does go away when the tire is off the ground. I know what Im doing next weekend. It looks like a pain to do.

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