Q: When I turn the wheel I hear a very bad creaking sound

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Every time I turn the wheel extremely bad creaking sound.

My car has 97000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The noise is going to be coming from an upper or lower ball joint most likely. A tie rod end can also make the noise but the ball joint is most common cause of noise when turning. To isolate the noise you will need to feel or listen to each joint when steering is turned. Once the noisy joint is isolated then replace the ball joint.

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