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Old 08-17-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Steering Noise

It's driving me nuts!

It squeaks when turning, the most when wheels are straight and turn to the right. Returning to middle is not as bad, and turning to left is also not as bad.

I took a video so you can hear the sound. YouTube Link

After you hear it (few seconds), skip the rest of the video.

Tie rod end? Drag link?

Here is a pic of the lower ball joint and how mucky it is.

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Old 08-17-2013, 11:48 PM   #2
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That's a pic of the Tie rid not Ball Joint. The ball joints are the pivot point for the steering knuckle. I would start with the tie rid ends because they look iffy and doesn't look like they are holding any grease. Also check to see if its the steering stabilizer going bad. The stabilizer is just a horizontal shock. Shocks make this same exact noise when they are shot! Check this by just removing it and see if the noise goes away. If not then replace the tie rods.

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Old 08-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:28 PM   #4
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That's just the passenger side you'll need the drivers side as well. And I would suggest unless you've done so or it looks like its been done, replace the steering stabilizer as well.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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Is this both or am I missing something?
Tie Rod Assembly Includes 2 Ends And Tube 52002700K

and a steering stabilized?
Stabilizer Kit 52087827

If I buy these two items, is that all I will need?
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:37 AM   #6
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Mistake on last post

Driver Side TRE

Pass Side TRE

Steering Stabilizer Option A

Other Stabilizer Options (quadratec)

Could you help verify/choose stabilizer. Looks like there are options for boot/hardware and im not sure what id need.
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Yes looks correct, option a will work. Not sure what you were looking at with the other link it had to many to look at.
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posting this in case somebody has similar questions

After some researching, it looks like to replace the pass side tie rod end, you replace the entire tie rod. So I'll be purchasing a new rod with both ends (Link)
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:30 PM   #9
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I'm not totally positive on this but I am pretty sure the only link you have to replace to replace the TRE is the drag link. Both TRE on the link you are looking at MUST be able to remove and adjust for alignment purposes.
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There are four total joints on assembly that could go bad or be sloppy.
a. one tie rod end from the pitman arm to the long adjusting tube
b. One tie rod end from the long adjusting tube to the Tie Rod bar
c. one joint built into the Tie Rod Bar that attaches to the Passenger side steering arm.
d. One Tie Rod End that attaches the Tie rod Bar (via the short tube) to the Driver side steering arm.

Adjusting the short tube on the Tie rod bar will affect the toe in and toe out of your alignment. This usually shows up as abnormal wear on the tires over time and how straight the vehicle tracks in the short term.

Adjusting the long adjusting tube will adjust the position of your steering wheel relative to the position of the wheels. This will show up as having to rotate the steering wheel to one side when tracking straight on a flat road, assuming the above alignment is correct.

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