Squeaking noise while turning due to worn outer tie rod ends on Ford Mustang GT

If a squeaking noise is heard while turning the steering wheel, the outer tie rod ends may be worn and should be replaced.

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Average mileage: 98,752 (10,000–186,000)
20 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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2004 Ford Mustang GT 10,000 mi,
I have a squeaking noise from front when turning wheel side to side. I have been told that it is not the tie rods. The problem is the entire steering rack is moving on the frame and the large bolts need to be tightened. It seems to be a common problem that other owners have experienced from my Mustang club site.
2002 Ford Mustang GT 60,000 mi,
Had the outer tie rod ends replaced. New ends have grease fittings, none on the old ones. Got front end aligned. Total cost: $294.00
2000 Ford Mustang GT 185,668 mi,
Squeaking when turning and going over bumps ...my car has a or xpipe with dumps and I hear it over that
2002 Ford Mustang GT 25,000 mi,
bought a used 02 and had to replace ball joints and inner tie rods
thumping sound under front left wheel. The upper and lower control arms had to be replaced under extended warranty
1999 Ford Mustang GT 175,865 mi,
Horrible front end squeaking when turning wheel or going over bumps. Power steering fluid was muddy brown but not low.
2000 Ford Mustang GT 49,000 mi,
squealing extremely LOUD both left & right turning of the steering wheel...doesn't squeal as much in motion anything over 15 mph...haven't found a fix yet
2004 Ford Mustang GT 150,000 mi,
Tie rod snapped for no reason. Snapping was preceded by squealing sound - we thought it was the brakes.
2002 Ford Mustang GT 115,000 mi,
Squeaking sound coming from steering rack, found it was coming from outer tie rod end.
1996 Ford Mustang GT 61,000 mi,
Squeaking noise while turning
1997 Ford Mustang GT 148,000 mi,
I WOULD SAY IT'S EITHER A SQUEAK OR RUBBING LIKE SOUND HEARD ONLY WHEN TURNING.
Chirping and clicking noise from the front end due to tie rod ends and ball joints