So, the PS ball joint on my 98 v6 started creaking. I inspected it and found that its the sealed type and the boot was ripped. I sprayed some white lithium grease inside the ripped boot and now its quiet again. I realize that I will have to replace this soon. Do you think its safe to drive this? I jacked up under the control arm and there is no play at all in the joint. It just started creaking a couple of weeks ago. I used the lithium grease as Ive read that other oils actually ruin the joint.