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Old 01-08-2004, 01:19 PM
yhliem yhliem is offline
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Re: Re: Ball joints? Creaking in front sus.

Originally posted by csnow
My 'diagnosis' was based upon this statement:
Originally posted by ScottyC190E
"at low speed or stop when I turn the front wheels."
Agreed. I had the same issue a while back. Horrible creaking noise when turning the wheels. particularly when the car was not in motion. It was the ball joints.

Don't forget, it takes a considerable amount of force to turn the wheels at a dead stop. (Borrow a car without power steering and give it a try...especially when you have 225s on your car ) The ball joint experiences quite a bit of side loading in these circumstances as the steering system tries to turn the wheel and the friction between the tire and the road tries to resist the motion.
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