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2011 Lincoln town car 75000 miles. High pitched squeaks and

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chirps in front end. Not...
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
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Lincoln Mechanic: roybelding, Master Tech/Trainer replied 1 year ago
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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

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Lincolns don't have fittings. I need a person full experienced in Lincoln town cars
Lincoln Mechanic: roybelding, Master Tech/Trainer replied 1 year ago

you have one.

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

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
All stock
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Not steering related
Lincoln Mechanic: roybelding, Master Tech/Trainer replied 1 year ago

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

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

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Does not add or detract when steering left or right. Does not make squeaks when jacked and turned
Lincoln Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago
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can you attempt to grease the ball joints with a needle on a grease gun? its usually ball joint squeak on these

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Customer reply replied 1 year 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
Lincoln Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year 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

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Lincoln Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 1 year ago

any luck?

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