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Old 10-27-2009, 11:14 PM
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Unhappy Front passenger side squeak

Just got my truck a few days ago and I've noticed an annoying squeak coming from the front passenger side when a passenger is getting in and out and when I hit bumps, etc. It's a strong creak noise and someone mentioned that it may be a squeaky A-arm? Any input? Anyone else ever have this?

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Edit: Another helpful piece of info would be that the truck has about 87,000 miles.
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Ball joints might be the problem,
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Ahhhh, yes, the old Dodge squeaky ball joints....

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It could be something simple as a dry spring bushing, or a-frame bushings. Try spraying some lubricant on all the bushings first and see if that quiets done.
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It could be something simple as a dry spring bushing, or a-frame bushings. Try spraying some lubricant on all the bushings first and see if that quiets done.
Alright, I'll give that a shot when it dries up outside and see if it helps. If not, bad ball joints would be the problem?
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I would say so, you should be able to look and see if they are standing straight up center, when mine went they kinda fell to one side,, if they are factory joints they wont have grease fitting but you may be able to get some grease into the boot and see if that helps, only try one thing at a time tho cause if you grease everything you wont be able to isolate the problem.. Hope that helps
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I would say so, you should be able to look and see if they are standing straight up center, when mine went they kinda fell to one side,, if they are factory joints they wont have grease fitting but you may be able to get some grease into the boot and see if that helps, only try one thing at a time tho cause if you grease everything you wont be able to isolate the problem.. Hope that helps
Thanks! I'm not real excited to add yet another thing to the list of things that need done to the truck I just bought, but oh well. If it needs done, I guess I need to prioritize. Again, when it dries, I'll crawl underneath and see if I can tell if there's an angle or not to the ball joints. Should I suspect upper or lower or both? I hope these aren't the factory ones, but I'm having a feeling they wouldn't be squeaking if they were fairly new. And I had to replace my ball joints on my Dodge Neon at 75,000 miles so I guess this would be about the time they go bad on the truck, huh? Dangit.
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one good thing about the ball joints is they dont cost much lol, takes about 4 or 5 hours to do tho, and if ya do one ya might as well do both so ya dont have to go back in and get the others in a couple months....
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Is there a way to pin-point which ball joint (if any) are really making the noise? Both upper and lower ball joints look fairly healthy (the boots), but of course, they're not greaseable...
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Yeah, you can isolate them by you crawling under the truck and have someone either move the steering or bounce the truck up and down.
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