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Navigator: 60,000 miles..creaking noise when I turn the steering wheel

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I have an 06 Navigator with 60,000 miles. I am getting a creaking noise when I turn the steering wheel slowly to the right. What could this be?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

Hello and thank you for using Just Answer


most common cause of creaking noise while turning is outer tie rod ends or ball joints


you need to use a mechanics stethacope to determine which part is noisey


if you rock the wheel back and forth does it sound like a squeaky bed spring?


let me know if you need more help


Paul M.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes. Rocking the wheel up and down makes a squeaky bed spring noise. Ball joint(s)?
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

it could be the outer tie rod ends or the ball joints you need to get under with a stehacope you could try touching a long screwdriver to the parts while a partner rocks the wheel


which ever is producing louder noise is the culprit outer tie rod end or ball joint


if you can get a mechanics stehascope it works best and should be less than 10 dollars


let me know how you make out


Paul M.

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