Suspension Creaking When Turning Steering Wheel

  1. mbrachlin

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    Hi everyone,

    I apologize if I'm reposting an already discussed issue, this is my first post regarding a problem. I noticed the other day that when my car is on an incline or a decline and I turn the steering while stopped, there's a sort of creaking noise coming from what seems to be the front struts. However, the problem goes away immediately when the car begins to move. I brought the car into the dealer and they brushed it off saying they couldn't hear anything.

    I'm wondering if this is normal when the struts are compressed, and if not, are other people having the same problem?? The dealers are really starting to drive me nuts with their constant response of "it's normal"/"we can't find any issue" when bringing the car in to get checked out. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    It is certainly easier to turn the wheels when the car is moving. All of the front suspensions parts are under a lot of strain when turning them when the car is stopped and could make noise. If it's not that loud, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    Ok, thanks! It doesn't seem to be too bad, only when there's a lot of pressure on the struts.
     
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    I took the car into the dealer and they did indeed confirm that there was some problem that's creating the creaking noise I've been hearing. However, they said since they couldn't hear it that well that they were not able to pinpoint where it's coming from and that I should bring it back when the noise gets worse. Any other ideas of what I should do??
     
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    Go make it worst and bring it back in! :D
     
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    Haha, that's my intention! I'm getting really sick and tired of dealerships saying they either can't figure out the issue or that the issue doesn't exist.
     
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    That makes two of us.
     
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