Squeaky Ford

ford

#1

My 04 Focus squeaks like an old mattress when negotiating uneven ground while turning. Quiet on speed bumps, rain also quiets it, then it comes back after a few hours. (Brief) search on internet indicates no lube necessary, not making sound that would indicate boot problem. I give up!


#2

If it squeaks going over uneven ground but not when bouncing evenly would make me think you have a bad sway bar end link.


#3

If the squeak occurs only when turning while going over bumps it could indicate a dry lower ball joint.

If it were a sway bar end link, the squeak would occur whether turning or going straight while going over bumps.

Tester


#4

Ford suspension bushings squeak when they get old. At 10 yrs old, that may be old enough.


#5

Sounds to me like sway bar bushings

Replace them, or if you’re feeling cheap, lube them with silicone grease