Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Front end squeaking noise on a '95 Mustang GT

asked by on

On my '95 Mustang GT, I've noticed that whenever I exit the car, it makes a squeaking sound. When I checked that out, it is coming from the front end. Are my struts or springs gone bad? If so, should I replace them both or only the bad one?

A: As old as it is, if they are bad, I would c...

As old as it is, if they are bad, I would change them in pairs. It’s better off. Now, what you want to do is get a friend to come over and have him push and jump up and down on the car. While you look under the car and see if you can find out where the noise is coming from. That’s the best way to check it. If you can’t replicate the sound, you’d want to pay a mechanic, maybe one from YourMechanic. I’ve got sound locating equipment. If you watched my video "how to find the source of car noises", you’ll see they are coming with little transmitters that you stick all over the car, and then a receiving unit with the headphones. Then when you drive, you can click between different receiving units, transmitting units with a receiver one, two, three, or four. When you start to hear the noise loud, you know that it is near that area where that transmitter is and you’ll be able to figure out easier if you can’t figure it out manually. If you need to have this diagnosed by a professional, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to detect the noise and recommend a repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Engine ticking sounds, screech 2009 Ford F150

Hi there - while a screeching noise may be common, it is not "normal". An old belt, whether stretched or glazed, can cause screeching, a loose tensioner will allow belt slip (not good), worn idler bearings, crud in the grooves...

Q: (08 f150 4.6L) Truck is cutting off when making a complete stop at red light or stop sign.

Check the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve and see if its dirty or not functioning correctly. I recommend removing the IAC and cleaning it out. If the valve was sticking before, the computer could have caught it and adjusted the...

Q: How is it possible to replace struts at my house outside on the snow

Anytime struts are removed the body and suspension will need to be supported separately at the same time. The strut can then be removed without a problem. In order to separate the spring from the strut a special strut compressor...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...