Lower ballpoint

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  1. Little Ruddy

    Little Ruddy Elite Refuge Member

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    Think mine needs replacing on f 150. Squeak in passenger side front tire area. Was told that they are not greasable. Any thoughts on what it could be? Truck has 230,000 miles.
     
  2. Phytoplankton

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    I'm assuming you mean lower ball joint. Not hard to check. Lot's of U-tube videos. A squeak is potentially a symptom, when they get real bad there's a clunking sound, and excessive vibration. The squeak could also be a worn wheel bearing. It the squeak constant or intermittent? It could also be in the brakes.
     
  3. stevena198301

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    I had a squeak that ended up being my catalytic (steel) rubbing against my transfer case (aluminum). Steel won. Luckily I caught it before it was more than a small drip. Steel fin had rubbed all the way through in short order. Thought it was my running board.

    Lots of different reasons for them. Best to find it.
     
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    Get a basket ball pump needle and a assortment of grease fittings ,find a fitting that will screw inside the needle. sharpen the needle and poke it thru the rubber boot at the top rib and grease till the boot starts to expand.
     
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    JB Weld bro.
     
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    Could also be a control arm bushing. My wife's F150 had a squeak and a shot of 100% silicone spray took care of it.
     
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    Did you find out what it was?
     
  8. Little Ruddy

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    Lower ball joint bushing needed replacing. All good now.
     

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