front and back end creaking sound

#1
so.. overtime i have noticed what sounds like a suspension creaking from the front drivers side and the back end of my car, when turning slowly into my driveway, braking and turning to back into the parking spot and sometimes when i go over bumps. the roads near me are HORRIBLE and yes i know it needs to be put on a lift to really see. hoping someone may have an idea? brakes work fine, no other strange noises and it's not every single time but frequent enough to be almost every day. not sure it the cold here is making it worse (?). thanks
 
#2
Yes, cold weather will make the rubber bushing noise worse. You can spray them with silicon lube for the short term, but eventually the noise will return. Sway bar bushings don't last very long. Due to weather, they become brittle and start to crack. If you have the original struts, they could be worn out too. Depending on driving conditions, the OEM's can last up to 100K miles.
 
#4
Yes, cold weather will make the rubber bushing noise worse. You can spray them with silicon lube for the short term, but eventually the noise will return. Sway bar bushings don't last very long. Due to weather, they become brittle and start to crack. If you have the original struts, they could be worn out too. Depending on driving conditions, the OEM's can last up to 100K miles.
thank goodness i have a great warranty still. will have toyota check it out in the spring. thanks
 
#10
Keep us updated on this. Recently noticed in the past month or two that I'm getting a light scraping noise, front and rear (intermittent), also when slowly turning and usually a bump being involved. I got my tires rotated about a month ago and am thinking it could be the dust shields. I did look and they are spaced off quite a bit and don't think that's the issue.. but maybe?
 
#13
Keep us updated on this. Recently noticed in the past month or two that I'm getting a light scraping noise, front and rear (intermittent), also when slowly turning and usually a bump being involved. I got my tires rotated about a month ago and am thinking it could be the dust shields. I did look and they are spaced off quite a bit and don't think that's the issue.. but maybe?
ok will do. yeah, i don't have that. just annoying creaking!
 
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