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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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creeking when i turn

i have a 93 tbird and just recently it starts to creek pretty loud when i turn the steering wheel either direction. i had most of the suspension redone about 4 years ago so depending on what it is i can get it replaced under warranty. also when i brake my car veers to the left. now ive changed the brakes and calipers twice already so could it possibly be the suspension causing it? thanks.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 09:37 AM
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My car creaked pretty loudly while turning when my lower control arm ball joints were on their way out. Did you do the work yourself? I would recommend looking at all your ball joints, and seeing if anything else is loose. There is a sticky about different items to check.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 10:33 AM
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I had both of those same problems. It turned out to be the control arm-to-frame bushing on the driver side. Sounded horrible when turning the wheel, and when you'd touch the brake, the car would pull that direction.

I ended up replacing the whole control arm. They sell Moog replacements at Advance pretty cheap that includes the control arm bushing, strut bushing, and lower ball joint. Just add a set of strut rod bushings while you're there and you'll be good to go.

Oh, and a realignment.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 12:28 PM
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Driver's side LCA.

Brenda's Cougar did the same creaking, and pulled to the right under braking. Replaced the pass side lower control arm, and all was good!


97 T-Bird LX 4.6 - 80k miles
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My friends car was doing that. Turned out to be ball joints covered under a recall (1996 avenger)

I love my V8, but I'd love it more if all 8 cylinders worked. (they do now)

My T-bird is like George Jetson's wife, you try to give her a little money, she takes the whole wallet.
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