Dear Doctor: There is a squeak coming from the area of the front axle at low speeds on my 1998 Ford Explorer V-6 with the automatic transmission. How can I stop it? Jerry
Dear Jerry: Take notice of when the squeak occurs. If you can get the noise to happen while the truck is sitting and you’re moving the steering wheel back and forth, then I recommend you take a look at the tie rods and ball joints. If it happens when you are moving then this would indicate something in the drivetrain, such as a universal drive joint.