steering creaking noise on 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis

Noise from front end when turning steering wheel.

Asked by for the 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis
1 answer
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.