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Q: squeaking when I turn

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When I turn my wheel or go over any bumps , especially when it's cold, my truck squeaks. What could be wrong and is it too dangerous to drive long distance?

My car has 215000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Worn ball joints are a common problem with ...

Worn ball joints are a common problem with this vehicle. When they wear and/or the grease dries up inside them, they make a squeaking sound when turning the wheel or over bumps. The front suspension should be checked out. If you need help with this, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can come to your location to diagnose the squeak and assist with repair.

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