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Creaking noise coming from wheel

Postby Trazza » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:45 pm

When I turn the steering wheel there is a creaking noise coming from behind the front left wheel. It's been a few days now but comes and goes. Any ideas what could be causing it. My Qashqai is a year old, have booked in for a diagnostics check but need to wait a month to get it checked out.
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Re: Creaking noise coming from wheel

Postby gvmdaddy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:20 pm

Is the noise apparent on turning whilst stationary, moving or whilst driving in a straight line? Is it whilst turning left or right? What is the temperature where you are driving right now? How old is your car? Answer all these and you should find the answer to your perceived problem by using the search button at the top of the forum. There is plenty of info available if you look.
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Re: Creaking noise coming from wheel

Postby Trazza » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:57 am

It's whilst turning left mainly, car is a year old and it makes the noise whilst stationary and moving. Yesterday I took a short trip at 6pm, then again at 7. 6pm made the noise during the whole journey and no noise at all a 7 so I guess the car is warmer? Temperature outside 12 deg.
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Re: Creaking noise coming from wheel

Postby SplanK » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:14 pm

If I remember correctly, mine had a creak which turned out to be some sort of bush/grommet on the steering column. My dealer fixed/replaced what ever it was (sorry cant be more help here, busy life means info gets pushed in one ear and out t'other recently!) and its all sorted.

Seem to show up more when it was cold. There was a thread or 2 about it on here so probably worth hunting it down
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Re: Creaking noise coming from wheel

Postby Trazza » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:00 am

Thanks yes I've seen thread on noises coming from the steering column itself but mine is from the actually wheel. It's stopped doing it again now. Very odd
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Re: Creaking noise coming from wheel

Postby Monkeywba » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:41 am

Hi there, had this problem last year, both top mounts were replaced in the end, it used to squeak when it was really cold, this year it hasn't squeaked all year until the cold weather,now it doesn't squeak when just cold, it's find with that, but when it's raining and wet and the spray from the water gets into the bushing it creaks, so it looks like I need the shock absorbers sleeves replacing for the modified ones to prevent the debris/water getting in. Now my question is that it took a long time to get the car so as everything is working as it should, and I had the get the steering alignment done professionally to get it to go in a straight line as the dealers were useless. Is there any way that I could possibly seal the area in question that is letting the water in? Maybe silicon sealant around the non moving joints, I really don't want the car messed with at the dealers!! So a nice diy fix would be fab! Any help would be brill! Any drawing/ideas where water is getting in would really help! And if anyone has had the modified parts did they help with the problem?
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Re: Creaking noise coming from wheel

Postby Trazza » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:11 pm

Mine went in for diagnostics yesterday. They lubricated something at the bottom of the steering column and tightened part of the suspension and the creaking has gone. Sorry can't be more specific!
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