Squeeky Creeky Steering/Turning from 92 Accord

Discussion in 'Accord' started by 85miles, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. 85miles

    85miles Guest

    I have an annoying creeking/squeeking noise coming from my suspension
    area in the front.

    It only happens when I turn the wheels... any idea on what this is?

    I heard it could be bushings, or I need a new strut. I dont think its
    my strut though.

    Any help is appreciated!
    85miles, Jun 12, 2007
  2. If the creek sounds like a low-pitched groan, my first guess is one or more
    worn ball joints. I had the same thing happen with my '93 Accord.

    It could be bushings, though. And your car has shocks and springs, not
    struts. But I doubt they are the cause of the noise anyway.
    High Tech Misfit, Jun 12, 2007
  3. 85miles

    Stevoo Guest

    I had a similar squeak which turned out to be the bushings....but it
    was a constant squeak....also very annoying. You could try to spray
    the bushings with silicon lubricant spray....that should do the trick

    Stevoo, Jun 13, 2007
  4. 85miles

    85miles Guest

    I still have the squeak, I'm beginning to think it is in my front
    shocks... but they ride fine, just that annoying squeak whenever I
    turn my wheel or go over a bump.
    85miles, Jul 12, 2007
  5. 85miles

    Tegger Guest

    If you kneel on that corner of the car and push down so as to make it
    bounce, do you hear the squeak?

    If so, get the lower ball joint checked and replaced before this happens:
    Tegger, Jul 12, 2007
  6. 85miles

    85miles Guest

    yes i can, just a little squeak though, it squeaks more when i turn
    the wheel... sounds like the noise is coming from the center of my
    wheel somewheres, it wont squeak if I take the tire off so its very
    hard to tell exactly where the noise is coming from.
    85miles, Jul 17, 2007
  7. 85miles

    Tegger Guest

    Buddy, get that balljoint looked at. Given your symptoms, failure to get it
    checked out could be a hair-raising experience. Trust me on that.
    Tegger, Jul 17, 2007
  8. 85miles

    85miles Guest

    It sounds like it could be my lower ball joints tegger... I probably
    burned them out when my left side caliper was sticking..... causing my
    rotor to overheat and warp causing the wheel to shake... that over 2
    months I imagine took a toll on the whole left wheel assembly; ball
    joints, tie rod, busings etc...

    Now how much for these lower ball joints... ?
    85miles, Jul 17, 2007
  9. 85miles

    85miles Guest

    Sounds like this could be my lower ball joint, thanks tegger.
    85miles, Jul 17, 2007
  10. honda sells em for $70 a piece, you can get aftermarket for much cheaper...
    But I have found that they rust alot sooner than OEM.
    loewent via CarKB.com, Jul 17, 2007
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