mpostr Posted January 22, 2006 Report Share Posted January 22, 2006 I could use some suggestions to help eliminate a front end noise in my '99 Seville STS. I get a creaking noise whenever I accelerate from a stop that sounds like a suspension creak. I also get a distinct ratcheting, creaking sound from the front end whenever I apply the brakes and stop while backing up. I have replaced the struts, strut bearings and bushings, axles, and tie rod ends, but the noises continue. I do not hear the noise if I power brake the car to rock the engine. The noises may and probably exist when driving down the road, but they are not as noticeable as when accelerating from a stop. The noises are more of an annoyance than anything. I don't believe the steering or handling is affected. My questions are: Has anyone else experienced this and solved the problem?. Do control arm bushings require lubrication? Could it be a motor mount issue? Am I looking in the wrong areas? The car has 106K miles and some of the parts I have replaced were due for replacement anyway, however, I don't want to start throwing $$ at it now replacing parts that don't solve the problems. Any help would be appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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