Creaking(like a old bed/door) in front end

97V6Coupe

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May 29, 2019
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Hey everyone I have a 97 v6 coupe , and there’s an ugly creaking noise whenever I’m breaking, turning the wheel, or I push down on the passenger side fender of the car.
I replaced my driver side inner tie rod, my passenger side tie rod end needs replacing, and I greased my sway bar bushings today.
I put a jack under my rotor , unscrewed what held the sway bar bushing together and it all separated. I pushed down on the car and still heard the creak so I’m thinking it’s somewhere in my strut because my spring looks pretty solid. If anyone needs a video I will gladly figure out how to post one, but the passenger side sounds like an old rusty door , an old bed, or hamster wheel. I’m about 90% certain it is not the rack. Any thoughts or input will be highly appreciated. (Also owned a 96 and the bad ball joint sound was a thump when turning so I’m 100% certain it’s not that.)
 
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97V6Coupe

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May 29, 2019
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Florida
Hey everyone I have a 97 v6 coupe , and there’s an ugly creaking noise whenever I’m breaking, turning the wheel, or I push down on the passenger side fender of the car.
I replaced my driver side inner tie rod, my passenger side tie rod end needs replacing, and I greased my sway bar bushings today.
I put a jack under my rotor , unscrewed what held the sway bar bushing together and it all separated. I pushed down on the car and still heard the creak so I’m thinking it’s somewhere in my strut because my spring looks pretty solid. If anyone needs a video I will gladly figure out how to post one, but the passenger side sounds like an old rusty door , an old bed, or hamster wheel. I’m about 90% certain it is not the rack. Any thoughts or input will be highly appreciated. (Also owned a 96 and the bad ball joint sound was a thump when turning so I’m 100% certain it’s not that.)
Also the car pulls to the right bad when breaking so I’m thinking sticky caliper
 

Rickt

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shoot the strut with some WD 40 see if sound goes away temporarily.
if not put car on jack stands and grab the top and bottom of tire, see if you can move it to eliminate ball joints.
grab tie rods and see if you can move them. could be one of many parts up there
 

97V6Coupe

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May 29, 2019
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I know the ball joint is going bad (doesn’t quite make a noise yet) but in the mustangs ive owned; ball joints And tie rods make more of a THUMP that you can feel in the steering wheel.
I jacked the car up , put a jack under my rotor with a piece of wood, unscrewed the sway bar links to grease those up, and I pushed down on the fender. Still squeaked so that’s why I’m thinking it has to be my strut.