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Old 06-15-2007, 05:04 PM
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Default steering noise while turning creaking sound

I have a strange noise when turning the wheels at slow speeds it's a creaking clicking springy sound and it's fairly loud. The sound seems to be coming from the strut and/or springs. It's more prevalent on the pass. side. I noticed that when in park and turning the steering wheel the strut and spring seem to rotate as well (pivot around the strut nut center line) .

I have replaced the following front end components in the past month or so;
Hub/bearings
lower control arms
drive shaft and half shaft
rotors, pads
tie rods inner/outer both sides
sway bar end links

Thought it was the strut bushings- so i replaced them as well still did not solve the problem

Any advice?

1998 V70 GLT 210K
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:14 PM
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Default RE: steering noise while turning creaking sound

Maybe the upper strut bearing.
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:30 PM
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Default RE: steering noise while turning creaking sound

Would that explain the rotation of the strut tower and spring?

Is that black disc visible from the engine compartment? Is this part of the strut assembly? Actually it doesn't matter I will just replace the whole strut the next time i have it out. Any recommendations on good struts, not looking forhigh performance, oem specs would do.

Should I replace the springs as well?


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Old 06-15-2007, 07:53 PM
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Default RE: steering noise while turning creaking sound

Springs should be fine.
Check out here for the struts.
http://www.swedishpartswholesale.com/
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:14 PM
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Default RE: steering noise while turning creaking sound

Tech,

I have things mixed up. I replaced the spring seats (black items in picture), NOT the strut mount/bearing assembly (gold).

Is this the only thing that could be causing this noise? Please see picture for further explanation.

Thanks

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Old 08-30-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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Default RE: steering noise while turning creaking sound

Low tech, to be sure, but when mine started making that same noise a couple of years ago I just dribbled some oil on it. The noise stopped and hasn't returned.

Bill
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:19 AM
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Default RE: steering noise while turning creaking sound

Bill,

I like your style!
Thanks for the advice, I'll try it out and post the outcome.
Welcome to the forum and please.....Keep posting!
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:35 AM
 
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Default RE: steering noise while turning creaking sound

V70 T5 148k miles just failed M.O.T. due to same problem, where exactly do you put the oil? also ABS light on and sometimes cutting in even under light braking, any (cheap) suggestions?
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Default RE: steering noise while turning creaking sound

V70 T5 148k miles, just failed MOT due to same steering problem, where exactly do you put the oil? also ABS fault, light constantly on, ABS cuts in occasionally, even under light braking. any suggestions?
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:01 PM
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Default RE: steering noise while turning creaking sound

I put some oil at the top of the strut under the bushing , lubricating the black ring in the center of the gold plate seen in the picture above . Although not a permanent fix, it did eliminate the noise.

I guess it's a good idea to replace all the components, with exception to the spring when replacingstruts/shocks.

Your abs light; module needs to be sent out to be rebuilt it's like 100 bucks. Search this site or ebay for a link. I had mine repaired and it worked great.
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