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

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.

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