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post #1 of 2 Old 03-06-2009, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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ok, so i been driving my car for the past month with 2 noises. everytime i go on a speed bump or hit the throttle in first or second i hear a clunk, i read that it could be the bushings or my strut. And now i been hearing like a creak also everytime i turn the car slowly, brake at like 20mph-0mph or let off the clutch. Sounds like somethins loose but not sure what. PLEASE HELP
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Ist off How miles? Is your car lowered (what suspension mods?)? Do you notice any smoke or burning grease smell comming from the strut or axle/cv boot area?

1) Could be a bad strut. Is the car riding kinda bouncy?
2) Could be a bad cv joint/boot. (most likely IMHO, b/c the car is hard to turn at slow speeds and make a creaking noise)
3) If you have aftermarket sways they could just need greasing (least likely though and that would make a creaking noise)

I would put the car on a lift or jack it up and look at each corner. Look at the struts and see if any fluid/grease/etc is leaking out or on the strut. Next look at the axles and Cv boots and see if there is a tear/broken boot and any grease comming out of on the boot. It is most likely the CV b/c the boots are made out of a rubber and can crack do to drying/age or get a tear/puncture pretty easily if you run over something the wrong way.
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