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2011 Lincoln town car 75000 miles. High pitched squeaks and

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2011 Lincoln town car 75000 miles. High pitched squeaks and chirps in front end. Not brake related. On gravel road at 5 mph sounds like a pinball machine. Nothing loose. No torn boots. Wd40'd control arm bushings etc. can't locate
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  roybelding replied 6 months ago.

good afternoon my name is ***** ***** I will assist

check the ball joints. see if there are grease fittings in them and if there are, grease them if there are no fittings, jack up the car and turn side to side and see if you hear the noise

Roy

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Lincolns don't have fittings. I need a person full experienced in Lincoln town cars
Expert:  roybelding replied 6 months ago.

you have one.

replacement ball joints have fittings and I have no idea if yours have been done

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
All stock
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Not steering related
Expert:  roybelding replied 6 months ago.

ok, then I still suspect a steering component causing this from leack of grease.

how do you know it is not steering related???

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Does not add or detract when steering left or right. Does not make squeaks when jacked and turned
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 6 months ago.

can you attempt to grease the ball joints with a needle on a grease gun? its usually ball joint squeak on these

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I could but I was hoping not to poke holes into good boots. Between the upper the lower and the stabilizer bar link there's at least 4 per side.... Could you be more specific on which ones they are "usually"? I'd like to isolate the bad part and replace both sides with a moog that had a zerk fitting
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 6 months ago.

usually the squeaks are the lower but these cars and the crown vics are just notorious for ball joint failures and ball joint squeaks...i have never seen the sway bar links squeak

Expert:  john aka eauto replied 6 months ago.

any luck?

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