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Old 07-27-2006, 07:37 PM
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I have a front creek sound when I hit bumps and give the car gas from a dead stop. First started only doing it when I made a left turn and only on the left side. Then the right side started making a bit of the same noise, not as bad. But now, any major bump in the road gives out a creek/pop sound. Car drives fine, no vibs, had the stab arms replaced, does it sound like ball joints going bad?
 
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:13 AM
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Could be Bad Sway Bar links, Upper spring seats, Or Balljionts.
 
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I had a similiar problem and it was the upper spring seats
 
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I need a littel clarification on this topic. I have a creek noise coming from my front drivers side area when I go over speed bumps. It's not loud at all and I barely even noticed it. Is it not good if there is any creek noise, or is it only bad when it's loud?

Oh yeah, I did that suspension test and the best I could tell is that when pressure was applied the suspension went down and came straight back up.
 
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:35 PM
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Funny thing, the Sway Bar links, Upper spring seats have been replaced. The noise is still there. when I push the struts up and down, they work fine, push down, then comes back up.

No noise unless car is moving. I have tried boucing it up and down, pushing it side-ways, jacking it up and dropping it fast.

NO NOISE.. But get in the car and move it 5 feet and hit a small bump, creek-pop. sounds just like the old ball-joint problem on a 1967 camero, except, I can sit all day long at a stand still, moving the wheel back and forth, no noise. Even took it to a mechanic, he heard the noise while driving, but just like me, couldn't isolate it at a stand still. He could not find where the noise came from and gave me the car back.

HELP HELP HELP!!! anyone have even a clue.

Should I just start changing parts?

If I put in new complete struts, how do I need to compress the spring?
 
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:17 PM
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That would be my next guess is the strut.
You will need a GOOD spring compressor to compress the spring to replace the strut.
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Something like these.
 
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