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996 C2 front left suspension noise, squeaking, please help

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This morning I pulled my 996 out let it warm up took it for a nice 5 mile rip to the gas station came back to my house let the car sit for about 20 minutes no issues at this point, I go to leave my driveway is kind of long and goes up a small slope, backing up the driveway I hear a slight creak once then once again when my car goes from the driveway to the street I continue to drive and pretty much on every bump I hear the creak...I proceed to take the car to the local Big O tire shop they throw the car on the lift, thought my bushings needed to be greased...didnt know they were factory sealed :) we took a once over of the car everything appeared fine, I showed them the squeak and we located it coming from the front left suspension, think it could be the spring or the strut...any suggestions on what to do car performs fine just makes that sound and I hate it....i am in Sacramento any suggestions on where to take it dont want to go to neillo rockin, thank you in advanced sorry for bad punctuation

also car has never made suspension noise prior and out of the last two weeks has seen about 7 days of rain driving or in wet weather

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I was trying to move and delete other post because I posted it DIY section, sorry

do you know any good shops I can take it to in the sacramento area, to have the strut replaced or tightened? it was so weird perfectly fine this morning and then just leaving the house started acting up I just want to get it checked out and make sure it is not something serious

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  • 1 month later...

I recently had a similar issue with my 996, I had a clunking noise from the front suspension over bumps, i ended up having it checked out at Midtown Autoworks in sacramento, they were great. One of the bushings in the control arm link was loose and making noise, I decided to have them change both, the part number was 996 341 043 06. I also had them do an alignment while I was there.

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Easy question and an easy fix....

You will have to replace the left lower control arm...the ball joint of the control arm is shut...

by the way be sure to buy the original control arm and not an aftermarket one they are not expensive and they will last just a few thousand miles.... really not worth it.


2000 C4

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