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Old 04 May 2008, 07:38 pm
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Yesterday; I picked up by '05 GT (35,000 miles) after dropping it off for a clunking sound when braking. $800 later and new lower control arms, the clunk is gone but it has been replaced by a creaking/moaning noise when braking (at low speeds). I read a thread stating that this creaking was normal for an automatic. Any thoughts? Should I bring it back to the dealer (I'd hate to drop it off again for no reason). Thanks.
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Old 04 May 2008, 08:04 pm
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I had mine replaced 2X's at 36K & 56K ..(clunk -bang etc). on a 2003 PT Touring I bought new,,,, both times I complained to Chrysler Corp & they paid minus $100.00 & an allignment paid by me.The dealer did nothing the first time to help..... I believe its a defect in the design... I never had any care going thru control arms like this(car is garaged & I watch how I drive)
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Old 05 May 2008, 12:39 am
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no amount of creaking is normal for any car reguardless of transmission.
06 Touring Edition NA/Auto. Airaid intake, Magnaflow Stainless cat-back exhaust, Taylor Thundervolt plug wires, rear lowered 1.75" with H&R Springs.
Yep, buying parts I cant afford with money I dont have to impress people I dont like anyways.
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Old 10 May 2008, 04:43 pm
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Thanks for the reply. I had the car at the dealer today. They tell me that the brakes needed to be adjusted, and that it was the rubber rubbing that I was hearing. I'm doubtful this is the cause, as I've never heard of rubber causing a creaking noise. Anyway, I'm sure I'll be returning during the week. As of now, the noise is gone, however, it is an intermitent noise.
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