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Whistling noise while the car is just sitting if often a vacuum leak in the engine compartment. Could also be a leak in the AC/Heater blower ventilation...and would cease when fan motor is turned off. Also could be a leaf or debris stuck in the recirc vent door causing air to leak by. Again, most likely to occur only when vent fan motor is running. The creaking noises (if while moving) is an indication of needing a front end lube job (normally performed during oil changes). All the rubber joints become dry and the vehicle will sound like a creaky old baby carriage with even the slightest movement of the vehicle body.. These are common issues, and give you a place to start investigating given the limited information provided. Best of luck resolving these issues.

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

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SOURCE: loud whistle noise

check out your power steering fliud and pump. make sure all of you belt driven motors are tight.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Creaking/friction when I hit a bump?

Still sounding like a bushing, but it also could be related to a strut. I have tried this in the past....jack the car up and ONLY on one side first, use WD-40 and spray each of the bushings well. Leave the upper strut area alone...do your normal driving. If you still have the squek/crunch, etc, spray the upper strut area. A rare ocassion it can be the upper strut mount.

let me know how it goes!

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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SOURCE: when turning left or right steering makes a creaking noise

This sound is coming from your strut. Sometimes they will get water in the seals, or dirt, and they will start creaking exactly as you describe. This isn't a big problem unless you can't live with it, and if this is the case, just replace the strut on that side. When the car bounces when you press on that side, then you need to worry about that strut, but otherwise, it's ok.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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SOURCE: 2004 honda odyssey making whistle noise

Could be the squeler on the brakes. Does that to let you know it's time for brake job. Have your brakes checked

Posted on Mar 28, 2010

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SOURCE: 1996 mustang gt makes a reking noise when turning

There are several possible causes to your problem.

Most likely it is a ball joint.
A bad strut mount will make a similar noise. Sometimes dirt/rust in-between the strut spring and the rubber insulators can cause a creak.
If the environment is really dry or the rubber bushings on the car are really old, they can cause a creaking noise.

I would have it checked out because if it is a ball joint, it will eventually cause uneven tire wear and can even separate, resulting in total loss of control of the vehicle.

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

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