I was going to suggest tie rods. I had one do that to me. There is some grease you can buy that has a syringe-type of tip on it. You use that tip to penetrate the boot and lube her up. I had a Mercury Mountaineer that needed this every 6 months or so.
Who would have guessed it was the hood latch? Wow. Glad you found it.
Aaron Roy Matherne--99 Ram 1500 4x4 5.9L Laramie
I got 99 problems but my truck ain't one.