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Mitch
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+876|5858|South Florida
lately my 2000 dodge stratus has been sqeeking in the front end. the sqeek happens when i turn the wheel left/right slightly and it is a constant same sounding sqeek similar to a bed spring. also happens sometimes when taking off/completing a stop and the car 'settles'. its not a belt sqeek.

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SEREMAKER
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grease your ball joints












then take it to a mechanic to see what he says
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Finray
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whaaaaaaaaaat wrote:

highlightall:sqeek***; changeto:squeak***
Yeah wtf, spellcheck error?
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Hurricane2k9
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+1,538|5035|College Park, MD
lol sqeek
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NateW
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+191|5466
Sounds like somethings loose. I'd expect it to be your read end though.
Kmar
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put a bag over her head
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Gooners
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maybe there's a mouse hiding in there somewhere
eleven bravo
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+1,399|4592|foggy bottom
brakes?
Tu Stultus Es
Mitch
Ive been here for 15.5 years. That’s half my life.
+876|5858|South Florida

Gooners wrote:

maybe there's a mouse hiding in there somewhere
No but i did hit a flock of birds the other day maybe one is still alive stuck inside my hood. /jk but thread is of no help

Nope its not the brakes.
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Gooners
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maybe one of the mice ate the bird and is now thirsty and thus making noises to attract your attention
Reciprocity
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+721|5914|the dank(super) side of Oregon
is the noise rhythmic or random?
VicktorVauhn
Member
+319|5725|Southern California
That car McPherson strut? Possibly the bearing for the strut mount?

If you held a steady turn would it keep going, or is it only happening as your turning the wheel?
Mitch
Ive been here for 15.5 years. That’s half my life.
+876|5858|South Florida

Reciprocity wrote:

is the noise rhythmic or random?
neither. i can make it happen when i move my wheel side to side (maybe a quarter turn to each side) and sometimes it happens when i come to a 'jolt' stop

so its not brakes because it does it with the wheel movement even when im rolling forward.

and i know its not a belt squeak, its a spring sounding squeak. like the suspension or something.
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eleven bravo
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power steering?
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VicktorVauhn
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+319|5725|Southern California

eleven bravo wrote:

power steering?
probably wouldn't make noise when stopping.
King_County_Downy
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+2,791|5930|Seattle

SEREMAKER wrote:

grease your ball joints












then take it to a mechanic to see what he says
This man knows.

It's ball joints dude. Guaranteed.
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Reciprocity
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+721|5914|the dank(super) side of Oregon

Mitch wrote:

neither. i can make it happen when i move my wheel side to side (maybe a quarter turn to each side) and sometimes it happens when i come to a 'jolt' stop
so, you hear the noise when you work the steering wheel while the car isn't moving? how about when it is moving?

lower ball joints
Upper strut bearings
lower control arm bushings
inner tie rod ends
outer tie rod ends
torsion bar bushings
I've even heard CVs make some strange noises.


take your pick

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