1999 MERCURY GRANDMARQUIS- CREAKING SOUND FROM FRONT PASSENGER SIDE WHETHER DRIVING OR PUSHING ON THE CAR YOU HEAR IT. ON THAT SIDE - NEW UPPER BALL JOINT SHOCK STABILIZER LINK NEW PITMAN ARM IDLER ARM IT'S DRIVING ME NUTS, I AM OUT OF WORK RIGHT NOW AND THE SO CALLED MEACHANIC I WAS GOING TO KEEPS THROWING PARTS AT IT TO NO AVAIL
Country: United StatesMake: MERCURYModel: GRAND MARQUISYear: 1999Engine: 4.6
UPPER BALL JOINT, SHOCK, STABILIZER LINK, IDLER ARM PITMAN ARM
THE CAR STEERS PREETY GOOD FOR 122K AND I HAVEN'T HAD AN ALLIGNEMENT DONE BECAUSE IT WASN'T FIXED YET
These cars are known for lower ball joint problems, they start with the symptoms you are experiencing, creaking on turns or up and down movement of the suspension. The factory ones don't have grease fittings so you can't lubricate them. The replacement aftermarket ones do come with grease fittings so they can be lubricated.
thanks i am wondering if there is any way to tell for sure if it is in fact the ball joint?
are you still there Bud?
You can cut a slit in the boot in the lower ball joint and spray it with a penetrating lubricant and see if the noise changes or goes away, it may take a few sprays and bouncing up and down a few times to work the lubricant in.
ok thanks again Brian, so I can get on here and ask you more questions if that doesn't work? and if it is not the lower ball joint what else could cause this?
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