2002 Mazda TributeI have a creaking sound in front suspension expecially when I go slow over speed bumps or enter a drive with a slight curb. I want to know if I should replace the springs, shocks or whatever else to eliminate the sound. Someone at some point did recommend a dry ball socket as a problem. Any thoughts?
Year: 2002Make: MazdaMake (other): TributeModel: LXEngine: V6
Dealer has been of no help and even my neighborhood mechanic who is typically good, can not eliminate this anoying noise.
HelloCustomer you need to start by making sure that none of the bushings or ball joints are dry or corroded. The problem with this vehicle is that most of the joints are not lubable without a lube needle to penetrate the rubber boot. If lubing the joints does not help then it may be a bad strut.
AA DEGREE AUTOMOTIVE/DIESEL TECH