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What do you need to change or replace on a 2008 Ford Edge with 230,000 miles. I have replaced a total of three wheel bearings with the right front requiring two. (more on that later). I have just finished replacing on both right and left front the following parts. The strut bearing mounts (right front was completely worn) making thumping sounds. The struts (both were completly worn and when pushed down did not extend) I recommend changing the struts and Mounts at 100k as it would be a much better ride. I also changed out the lower control arms/ball joints ( note these are press on and all one unit) The rubber sleeves in both control arms appeared in great shape, but the ball joints were loose with the right front ball joint being very worn and moving) The tie rod ends (outer) were both easily moved to the point that replacement was a better soulution. The Sway bar links had to be replaced just due to the fact that the bolts were so rusted that cutting them off was the only option, so plan on this. The right front wheel bearing was repalced a second time due the the strut and ball joint being so bad that the pressures on the bearing caused it to fail prematurely. The rear shock were changed when tire wear indicated that the shocks were worn, tire wear went away when this was done (look for cuping or inside abnormal wear on the inside tread. Test drive and my Ford Edge is now feeling like it did when I first bought it. Suspension always makes a difference.
I had a question about an 07 with some type of shudder. It is near the passenger front wheel. When driving there would be a vibration intermittently. I would happen in straightaway at speed. The wheel would feel like it wanted to wander a bit. Then it would quit. Tire felt like it was in a rut. I replaced the outer tie rod end but I think it was good. It would move (rock) with my hand but after installing the new it seems that is normal. I think both front bearing are bad. I can feel a resistance when I drive and there is a howl. The boots on the ball joint and tie rod ends have no tears. After replacing the tire rod end it seems to have become a shudder. Feels like its the tire. I do not feel it in the steering wheel. It is loud and the car shudders some. Then it stops. Any ideas? Could bad bearings cause this? I am pretty sure they are bad. 230,000 bearings might be original.
Hello, I recently purchased a 2014 Ford Edge, SEL with 17,000 miles on it. I recently started to hear an intermittent squeak/chirping noise from the front end while driving slowly (10-20mph). It seems to come on a bit more when I accelerate then disappears above 20 mph. Seems to do it after vehicle has warmed up. Car does not pull to either side, and sound seems to go away went brakes are applied, but maybe only because it is slowing down. Brakes appear good Could the CV joint, wheel bearings, etc. be already out with so few miles? Any zerk or lube joints I could hit in this area? Thank you for your time!