97 CRV 127000...just took a trip today and started hearing a squeaking
coming from the front of the vehicle...I was at the drive thru and
when I turned the wheel in either direction, I could hear the
squeaking...Later stopped for fuel and checked upper lower ball joints
seals cv boots tie rod end rubber and all seemed clean and was not
cracked or broken...pushing up and down on the hood revealed
squeaking, but there was only 1 bounce back...turned the wheel with
car on and still heard the squeaking...my thought was maybe the shock/
strut bushing? Any ideas would greatly be appreciated...I looked on
autozones site and it said coil spring sway bar bushing or steering
Sure could. If it is your balljoint it is probably dry that is all.
Get a can of fluid film and make a pin hole in the rubber and spray.
Voila squeak gone and balljoint is lubricated. The integrity of the
balljoint is not damaged when it is dry.
Extremely rare with OEM bushings. Common with aftermarket.
A dry balljoint places /enormous/ stress on the threaded post. That's why
it will eventually snap, as my posted web page abundantly shows.
OP should NOT allow this to continue any longer, but should get this looked
The procedure is simple: pop the balljoint taper, lever the lower control
arm out of the way, then wiggle the balljoint post by hand. Takes five
minutes once the car is raised, and any stickiness will be /very/ obvious.
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