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headstrong569

headst ... 9/25/2012

2000 Nissan Altima GXE 4 Cyl 2.4L

Steering & Suspension

Creaking Noise When Front End Travels

When there's any travel in the front end I hear a creaking rubbing type noise like it needs greased or something. Are there grease fittings that should be greased or is it time to replace the shocks/struts?

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HouseCallAuto

HouseCallAuto 9/25/2012

the cause is most often a dry / frozen ball joint and there are not grease fittings there, the parts get replaced. Shocks and struts do not make squeaking noises very often but are often misdiagnosed and replaced.

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headstrong569 9/26/2012

would that also explain the slight pull to the same side I'm hearing the noise from?

HouseCallAuto

HouseCallAuto 9/26/2012

Possibly but the pull does not have to be related to the cause of the squeak. You might rotate the tires front to back and the pull may be gone.

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headstrong569 9/26/2012

yeah I've done the rotate thing and it didn't change a bit. Still exactly the same. Thanks for the help. I miss the good ole days when a lube job was the answer to most any front end noise

HouseCallAuto

headstrong569 9/26/2012

I was just looking and Advance auto offers a replacement ball joint made by moog that does come with a grease fitting. It does cost a little more the the OEM replacement but it says it has to be pressed in. How could a guy do that himself at home without a press?

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