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: 85,083 (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
34 people reported this problem
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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.
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
thumping sound under front left wheel. The upper and lower control arms had to be replaced under extended warranty
bought a used 02 and had to replace ball joints and inner tie rods
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 GT150,000
Tie rod snapped for no reason. Snapping was preceded by squealing sound - we thought it was the brakes.
2002 Ford Mustang GT115,000
Squeaking sound coming from steering rack, found it was coming from outer tie rod end.
Squeaking noise while turning
1997 Ford Mustang GT148,000
Chirping and clicking noise from the front end due to tie rod ends and ball joints
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