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2002 Ford Escape XLT: severe squeaking in the front end..rubber

Customer Question

My 2002 Ford Escape XLT has severe squeaking in the front end, when you turn the wheel and while driving. It sounds like squeaking rubber.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 years ago.

Hello XXXXX'm Chris, a current Ford Lincoln Mercury employee.


Thanks for visiting Just Answer. I will do my very best to help you resolve your concerns.


Will it squeek while turnign the steering wheel in park?

How many miles?

Have you done anything so far?

Does it also occur while going over bumps?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Yes it squeaks while turning the steering wheel in park, it occurs while going over bumps. The vehicle has 109,000 miles. It just started this week and I haven't done anything yet.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 years ago.

OK there is a tool which will help you out here. Most parts stores sell a 10$ stethescope to aid in finding noises. Since it occurs in park then odds are it is anything associated with steering components. It can be the upper strut bearing or the lower ball joint or the tie rod end. You will need a helper to repeat this in park while you listen to apossible affected components.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for your time.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 years ago.
Your welcome