Noise from front end when turning steering wheel.
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis Question: steering creaking noise
Answer #1louis1953 from AGCO Automotive Corporation, April 10, 2011, 17:39Technician
The two most common causes are the inner tie rods and the lower ball joints. Neither are able to be greased, in factory form. A good test is to lay your hand lightly on each part separately, while an assistant moves the steering wheel. You can normally "feel" the creak in the part.