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Old 14 Jul 2008, 06:19 pm
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Sometimes when I turn my wheel I am hearing a creaking noise from the front end. Any ideas on what that could be? Would upgrading to 17" wheels and tires have anything to do with it. Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 21 Jul 2008, 03:26 pm
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Default Re: Creaking noise when turning wheel

Mines an '01 Limited and I had the exact problem, this weekend Midas replaced the left outer tie rod end, the entire job including wheel balancing and front end alignment set me back $215.xx
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Old 21 Jul 2008, 07:13 pm
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Sometimes when I turn my wheel I am hearing a creaking noise from the front end. Any ideas on what that could be? Would upgrading to 17" wheels and tires have anything to do with it. Any help would be appreciated!
If the noise is only heard on a smooth piece of cement like a garage floor, then it's probably just new tires. New tires have a mold release agent on them that makes them creaky for a while on smooth surfaces.

If the sound is happening on asphault and dirt as well, then it has to be asked if the sound is coming when turning the wheel only while moving at a decent speed, or does it make it at a stop as well. First thing that would come to my mind would be strut bearings if it happens only at a standstill. It really depends on the exact noise though. Could also be aforementioned tie rods, or also something like a spring perch if happens when moving only.
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 06:14 am
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i would say tie rod end also had it happen to wifes car once
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