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own a ford puma there is a creeking noise comeing from the front wheels especially when turning and also when i press down on the wheel arch
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Hi there hope i can be of assistance.

 

Ok generally a 'creeking' will come from a worn suspension joint/component.

 

From what you describe this sounds like a worn damper (shock absorber).

 

To confirm this, have some one work the car up and down like you did with the wheel arch, while you place your hand on the lower part of the strut. 'feel' for the creeking in the strut.

 

Note: Put your hand on the shocker below the spring or the spring will compress on your fingers......

 

If nothing is felt here, have a full inspection of the suspension. First jack up the front of the car. Then work the wheel top to bottom, then side to side and listen for the screek. it may help to have an assistant do this so you can check the moving suspension.

 

If nothing is found here, inspect the bottom arm bushes. Especially the ones to the rear of the bottom arm. These often wear causing the creeking noise that you describe.

 

Thanks Bob

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