Dry Excluder Seals May Cause Squealing in Front Wheels Under 30 MPH on Mercury Mountaineer

Problem Description and Possible Solution

4wd vehicles may develop a squealing noise coming from the front wheels when driving below 30 mph. This is generally caused by dry excluder seals, lubricating the seals will commonly correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 140,250 (83,000–218,000)
5 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001
15 people reported this problem
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Loud squeaking sounds when you turn the stearing wheel
Excluder seal dry and to fix where is it located
I noticed squealing in my passenger front when I was driving slow. Ford replaced a dry excluder deal under warranty.
the frontend starts squeling while driving
It has been making this noise since it had 170,000 on it. No one can seem to identify the problem