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Creaking sound while turning steering wheel

There is a creaking noise when I turn my steering wheel but only when I turn it left. I can also feel it in the wheel as I turn it. This happens at any speed and the fron shocks also make a creeking noise when I go over speed bumps or even just little bumps. The sound seems to be getting louder as the days go by. The vehicle still drives fine and nothing seems different, it just makes that horrible sound. I need to find a solution quick because it's driving me nuts.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    my 1990 Corolla is making a creaking noise like an old door. happening in the front end while driving any speed, any bumps make it creak and turning the steering wheel makes it creak. may be coming from the CV joint.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    it has been making a popping sound when i make a sharp turn to the right or have to brake quickly

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I hear a knocking noise when I ride over bumps or turn my steering wheel I have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid is something wrong with my vehicle help

  • Zoowho Sep 07, 2014

    Durangos are known for bad ball joints upper and lower. Have them checked. I own a Durange and have replaced mine 3 times already at 160K miles.

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There's a chance that the ball joints need grease. This should help, however once they have started to make noise like that due to lack of grease, they usually have gone bad. Replacement may be the only remedy. Hope this helps.

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Sounds like your lower ball joint seem to be going out on that side but my advise would be to change both of them. and the creaking you talk about on that side not the shock you got an upper control arm on the truck and it seems to be that the bushings are creaking. so either changing the bushings or completely changing the upper control arms will help with that noise. hope this helps you.

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Check your upper and lower control arm bushings

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