I've been trying to eliminate front suspension noises by replacing various suspension parts. So far, recently, I've replaced my lower ball joints, front stabilizer links and lower control arms.
I am still hearing a noise (crunching sound) when going up ramps while turning.
I also hear squeaking sounds when riding on uneven pavement.
I do not want to be a parts changer and end up with little to no change.
I have full access to a school shop with lifts and an alignment rack.
What are some areas where I may want to focus next?
How can I pinpoint where noise is coming from?
My car has 149900 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
Hello - given your mileage, your front struts and strut bearing plates are most likely candidates for the suspension noises you describe. Colder weather will make turning noises louder (or "creakier"). Having a helper "rock" each side of the car while you listen under the hood in a quiet garage goes a long way to finding spurious noises. A can of silicon spray for squeaky rubber bushings is also a good tool when searching for the source of a noise. I recommend a steering and suspension inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.
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