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Old 07-20-2008, 08:33 AM
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Front suspension creaks when turning E300 96

Hi guys'
my front suspension creaks intermittently with turning the wheel like in a parking lot. Car is great while driving at all speeds. Any thoughts? Sounds like a spring. The Lower controls were replaced at 110k. Has 128k now.
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:15 PM
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Take a look at the spring perches and make certain they are OK.

Then look at the sway bar links and bushings, especially if they are original; a shot of silicone spray might help. After that spray each ball joint and the bushings in progression to rule each out.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:40 AM
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Thanks. I had the front spring perches replaced last yr. Also the ball joints last yr. I'll look at the sway bar links. They were replaced also but may be dry. It's a deep pitched creak that comes from both sides. Appreciate the advice.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:27 AM
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I was going to suggest the ball joints. That's the most common front end creaking I've had to deal with.

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