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I had my tierods and rotors replaced on my car and now I hear a rubbing noise in the steering and alot of creaks under the car

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There should be NO creaking noises coming from this repair of tie rod ends because they are supposed to be greased before the job can be called complete. There should be NO rubbing noises either from rotor replacement. Possible minute for a short period until the brake pads wear in to fit new rotors, but that shouldn't be noticeable. I would take the vehicle right back to the man that did your repairs and tell him the problem and ask him what he will do about it. From what I remember, OEM ball joints and tie rod ends are manufactured with NO grease fittings in them. They have to be drilled and grease fittings applied so they can be greased for longevity. Find out from your installer on this point. If there is no grease fittings, have them installed and greased. And new rotors normally would call for new brake pads also.

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