I call my mustang "Old Squeaky".Listened to the annoying creaking noise from the Front Right suspension pulling in my parking garage. I'm going to have to pull it in the shop tonight and see what's what. The noise just started randomly a few weeks ago and was mainly only noticeable when turning the steering wheel when parked or at LOW speeds (like in my parking garage). I ended up grabbing a set of the extended Ford Rack bushing / bolt sleeves (Factory TSB for this noise). Then the noise just stopped.
Keep in mind - BEFORE the noise started:
- Outer tie rods replaced (one boot on one side was bad, replaced both)
- New greaseable HD ball joints (one boot on one side was bad - see a pattern? - replaced both)
- New calipers / pads / rotors
No noise after this. Then after a bit the noise (Steering started). Then it stopped. Then is recently started again and it's loud in the parking garage and annoying. I hear it slowly going over speed bumps, hitting bumps at slow speeds etc.
The front control arm bushings didn't look great last time I was under there. So I'm debating on ordering new control arms (which sucks because my ball joints are new) because the OEM arms don't look stout enough to take the pressure of pressing old bushings / sleeves out and new ones in - and ain't no way I'm doing poly bushings, this my daily driver. New rack bushings and install the sleeves at the same time, and since I'm in there that deep - mine as well do sway bushings, end links and inner tie rods.
That's what I get for Daily driving a 20 year old Mustang.