If a squeaking noise is heard while turning the steering wheel, the outer tie rod ends may be worn and should be replaced.
Car Problem Reports
Ford Mustang GT Squeaking noise while turning due to worn outer tie rod ends
Ford Mustang GT Problem
Average Mileage: 76,571 mi (10,000 mi - 148,000 mi)
thumping sound under front left wheel. The upper and lower control arms had to be replaced under extended warranty
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 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
Visitor, 2002 Ford Mustang GT, 115,000 mi
Squeaking sound coming from steering rack, found it was coming from outer tie rod end.
Visitor, 1996 Ford Mustang GT, 61,000 mi
Squeaking noise while turning
Visitor, 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