Ford Front End Question

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    Well i have a 2001 F150 4X4. I just changed brakes and rotors cause i was hearing a squealing noise. Well that was not the problem. I still have the noise it sounds like its coming from the front passenger tire. I dont think its the wheel bearing but im not sure i need to check that. What else could it be?
     

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    Re: Ford Front End Question

    ball joints, sway barlink kit? check all you bushings
     

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    I aslo change the sway bar link. It was broke on the driver side so i changed both. Ill check the ball joints in the am to see if i can find out more.
     

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    IFS or solid front axle? If IFS You can check the hub by jacking the tire off of the ground and checking for play by pushing/pulling on the 12 o'clock position of the tire.
     

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    Did you put the grease that came with the pads on the back side of the pads? I know it sounds crazy. But I did brakes on my girlfriends car. They still make a squeak. Not bad but a squeak. If you have anti-seize it works also. Remove pads apply to the metal side of the pad.Reinstall. Not saying that is the problem. But it fixed mine.
     

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    No i dont think i did put the grase on it. When i have it apart i will do that for sure.
     

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    Use the stuff that came with the pads or anti-seize. The important spots are the metal pad where it touches the caliper-piston. You get the idea.
     

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    When does it squeal? Does it squeal when braking, slowing speeding, turning, etc. That would help to trace your problem.
     

    308skinner

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    When im just moving down the road. It does get a little louder when i brake. The back to the same noise when im at 55 again.