Car 1: '09 Nissan Maxima
Car 2: '98 M3
Car 3: 08 Nissan Pathfinder
iTrader Score: 7 reviews
i had the same issue with my 95 sedan.
the creaking noise was coming from the passenger side, it would creak loud enough when i make a turn and hit bumps. i found out that the inner joint's boot was completely torn. i pulled the entire axle and re-pack the inner joint with new high pressure grease and new inner boot. i also re-packed the outer joint with new high pressure grease and replaced the outer boot with new one.
i thought it was the rubbers, shocks, tie rod ends, ball joints...etc, but none of them.
it's been nearly two months now and it's creak free.
I thought one or both of my Legend's axle shafts were going out but after inspecting them I found out that my passenger lower control arm ball joint stud was beginning to scrape the inside of my wheel. Could this mean that the ball joint has gone bad?
I'm not too auto savvy so bear with me... I have creaking on the left front of my car as well. The other day I had my front end jacked up because I was changing my front brake discs. One of my buddies was showing me how to do it and while we were messing around with my left brake disc, he grabbed the control arm and was able to move it around and you could see where the ball joint was loose and not holding that control arm tight. The right side of my car was tight. So I plan on changing that ball joint in the future, just havent gotten around to getting the parts yet. I'll let you know if it fixes my "creaking"
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