I HAVE A VERY LOUD CREAKING NOISE COMMING FROM ...

  • Tiny
  • Bobstorms
  • 2001 Toyota Avalon
  • 262,000 miles

I have a very loud creaking noise comming from the rear suspension (Appears to be more on the left rear) when I travel slowly over a speed bump. It is also evident simply travelling along and hitting a small hollow in the road.
About 8-9 mths ago I had the rear tie rod bushes replaced.

I've had a look under the car but can't see anything obvious.
I'm guessing it may be one or both shock absorber struts.

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 AT 2:43 AM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Chances are it is one of the rubber bushings again. You can spray them with something like WD40 to see if that is the problem.

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 AT 2:44 AM
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Thankyou very much for your prompt answer. I'll give the WD40 a go and let you know.

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 AT 3:50 AM
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Sounds good

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 AT 3:57 AM
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Thanks guys. Amazing what some WD40 will do. Not a murmer to be heard from the rear end.
Much obliged for your suggestion.
Bob.

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Friday, December 28th, 2012 AT 9:34 AM
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Bob:
Glad it helped. Let us know if you have questions in the future.

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Saturday, December 29th, 2012 AT 3:03 AM

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