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Old 11-19-2007, 02:53 PM Rookie

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Suspension Question

Go ahead and thread merge if this has been discussed time and time again.....just couldn't find where it is.

I have a 2006 F350 Turbo Diesel crew cab automatic trans fully loaded.

The truck at 38,000 miles sounds like a rusty hinge on a barn whenever I drop over a curb or the body twists significantly.

I already know that nearly all the joints in the suspension do NOT have grease fittings which I do not appreciate ford trying to keep job security top notch on the second level.

I however was wondering if you all have ever taken hyperdermic needles or anything into the rubber boots of these moving joints and squirted grease into them.

I haven't gotten under this truck since I bought it, I know those joints cannot be greased but I was shown that trick on my 97 years ago that saved me a bundle from putting it into the garage, which involved a needle injection into the boot of the control arm linkage.

Worked like a beauty and even though I had to do it every 6 months, I knew it was getting lubricated.

The bottom line in all this is I'm trading this truck in next year for a bigger newer truck I'm ordering from ford.

Anytime you can remove friction it will last longer and I will NOT replace suspension parts on this truck before I unload it for a new one.

If I was planning on keeping this truck for a longer period of time I would not follow this crooked path......just want to limit wear on those joints, keepem quiet and get this truck to trade-in capability.

I bought a short bed truck and never again....looks odd with a cap on it and defeats the truck.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:58 PM Rookie

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Was this a taboo question on this site?

I know for sure that others have this problem; no grease fittings on the OEM parts on these fords.

I'm nearing 40 thousand miles now and this truck sounds literally horrible now with all the squeaking/creaking going down the road hitting bumps. It's so loud that I'm hearing it over the diesel motor at 55 mph which is insane.

Are there any pivot points I can somehow get lubrication on or rubber joint sockets I can drill and put grease in till I trade up?
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:25 PM
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Have you tried just hitting some of the dry spots with WD-40 and see if the noise goes away so you can get a better grip of where its coming from?

You just might have a issue with a warn bushing that needs to be replaced?

Sorry wish I could see it to better help.

Nor-Cal Nick
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