I have a 1999 ford taurus, replaced the trans 2 years ago, 6 months ago the front lower ball joints, had the brakes checked good and replaced the entire front struts, including mounts and coils two weeks ago. I have a loud squeak and clanging noise from the front left tire when I turn the wheel and/or not. Was told it was nothing, but then today the squeak got louder and now my check engine light went on. What could it be? Also, note, a few years back I replaced all the hoses because of a vaccum leak.
squeak, clunking noise and check engine light on 1999 Ford Taurus
by synlgar in Wadsworth, OH on April 13, 2009
ANSWER by rdude135 on April 18, 2009
To diagnose it properly, the code should be pulled for the check engine light. It's possible that the light may have nothing to do with the noise.
ANSWER by Jack Ballestero on November 01, 2012
I have a 1999 Ford Taurus and owned Ford for many years. One of the squeak noise that I have always encounter over the years with Fords are the torsion bars BUSHINGS, the are made out of rubber and get dry. I change them the neoprene "the blue kind" and has it solved the problems. I hope this helps you. Good luck.